Make the Best of the Rest

  John 10:10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”. I have some shocking news. Here is it is…God wants us to have a great life. Anyone surprised by that? I was….

Cold Feet

Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life…” I have been a stay at home mom for 17 plus years.  While I have loved every minute of it, it is not exactly challenging mentally.  So when a part time work from home job came my way, I was interested, but scared…

Childlike Faith

Mark 10:14 “…Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Back when I was an elementary aged kid, about 4th grade, there was a friendship pin craze.  You took a safety pin, carefully placed tiny beads in various colors and then…

Be Direct but With Respect

1 Peter 2:17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor. My dad taught us kids a lot but one high priority of his was honesty and respect.  You just simply did not lie.  I learned this at a young age.  True story-I wasn’t happy with my dad’s…

WORDS

Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ouch. Did you ever stop and think about what comes out of your mouth?  And I am not just talking about ‘curse’ words. …

Have You Primed Your Pump Lately?

James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.   My oldest child was going through some stuff.  He’s had some real challenges in his high school years and the pressure and stress were causing him to be a bit rebellious and disrespectful.  It hurts a parent, to the core, when…

Don’t Miss Your Flight!

Matthew 24:44 So you must be ready because you know the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Planes are amazing, aren’t they? I mean, how does a super heavy piece of machinery glide through the air like a bird? It just seems so unnatural to me. I have never…

Lighten Up!

Job 8:21  He will yet fill your mouths with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy. It’s funny, my sister read a few of my blogs and said, “you need to stop crying in your closet!”.  It made me laugh because it’s true! So I decided…it’s time to change it up! Time to laugh!…

In a Million Pieces

Jeremiah  17:14 God, pick up the pieces. Put me back together again. You are my praise! He was a pretty good driver. About to turn 17. Our son was cautious and took the responsibility seriously. We started out slow. He only drove short distances by himself.  And then we got the phone call… I’ve made…

Who is in Your Corner?

Romans 8:34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. I was in the closet crying, again.  There was a lot going on in life and we all really needed a…

Let Go of the Sinking Ship

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” It was a beautiful morning for our walk. My dog and I set out but I was struggling. I had been dealing with an issue that was just not getting any better.  Did you ever feel like…

The Verdict Is In…NOT GUILTY!

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. It’s hard to write about Easter.  How do you fathom the brutal, torture Christ went through for us? And how do we say ‘thank you’ for His sacrifice?  Easter is a wonderful holiday…