Becoming a Godly Follower

God Designed Me To Be A Follower – What About You?

Being a mom means I’m often one of the leaders in the household. It means I have many decisions to make each day, and many little crises to solve. For some people, I think that’s energizing. For me it’s exhausting. Sometimes I can’t even…

July 16, 2018
Mom Guilt and Jesus

To The Worn Out Momma: Mom Guilt & Jesus

I am exhausted. It doesn’t matter how much sleep I get, it seems like I’m always tired. I’m sure it has something to do with being a mom. It’s summer time, so my kids are home all day and they have endless amounts of…

July 12, 2018
Countering My Lies With God's Truth

Learning To Love Myself & 3 Lies I Was Believing

I am by far my worst critic. It’s like the inner “me” wants to recognize weakness or failure before anyone else has the chance to. I struggle with focus and time management, and the other day after committing to be on time getting out…

July 9, 2018
Depend on Jesus

Don’t Neglect Your Spirit: Depend On Jesus

Did you know that some snakes only need to eat once per year? Every time I enjoy yet another reptile show or encounter with my family, my husband always admires the creature’s ability to go without a meal for so long. “Imagine how much…

July 5, 2018
Selfies, Life, & Free Advice

Free Advice & The Opportunity The Selfie Strips Away

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were on a cruise. While we were at one of our destinations, we were on a beach in Bermuda and a couple was taking a selfie of themselves (is it still a selfie if two people…

July 2, 2018
Faith, Fat, & Fitness

Faith, Fat, & Fitness

I have gained seventy pounds since my 30th birthday. Seventy. Pounds. That doubled my pants size. Literally. After the first thirty or forty pounds, my doctor assured me it was normal for women in their thirties. Not that that made me feel any better.…

June 28, 2018
Marriage problems & ...toothpaste?

How To Unintentionally Sabotage Your Marriage

The Colgate Pump saved my marriage. When we married and our tubes became one, our union was destined for disaster. The problem? Toothpaste. I squeezed the tube in the middle (or at the end or wherever I picked it up). He, on the other hand, preferred…

June 25, 2018
God is doing a new thing

God Is Doing A New Thing

“Forget the former things;     do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!     Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness     and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV Rest your…

June 21, 2018
Redeeming my fears

What Would I Do If I Wasn’t Afraid?

About 10 or so years ago, I went on an excursion in Belize with some friends. Ziplining and repelling in the rainforest. It sounded fun, and it was, until the repelling part. See, I thought repelling was like kicking your feet of a rock…

June 18, 2018
I Still Struggle

Seasons May Change But These Two Things Stay The Same

I have been looking back through the blog posts and devotions I have written over the years, and I am amazed at how much has changed. The struggles I went through, the verses that encouraged me, how Jesus was with me through each moment… all of…

June 14, 2018
Bible verses about hope

Bible Verses About Hope To Combat Satan’s Lies

In my newest book, Hurting Hearts Need a Light, I talked about how many people have no purpose in life, and they feel downtrodden. I wrote the book so people could hopefully discover their purpose, which will give them something to look forward to;…

June 11, 2018
I am a child of God

This Is Who I Am: A Child Of God

Do you know the difference between who you are and Whose you are? I’d like to share my very personal journey to discovering what it means to be a child of the Almighty Living God. Just like many of you, Satan very cleverly set…

June 7, 2018
Who cares for you while you care for everyone else?

Who Cares For You After You Care For Everyone Else?

Have you ever had that moment in life where something hits you so square in the face, right between the eyes, one of those moments that took your breath away and it made you think? That happened to me recently. I was going about…

June 4, 2018
Going back to the beginning with Jesus

Back to the Beginning with Jesus

I grew up in the church. I fell in love with Jesus the summer before I started high school, and I was baptized two days after my 20th birthday. But life isn’t easy. One of my favorite Scriptures is Psalm 118:17 where it says,…

May 31, 2018
Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction

Same Sex Attraction ≠ Leprosy

Let’s speak candidly here, right from the start. I was a lesbian for eleven years, then I was single and celibate for a year and a half. Then I got married. I had two kids (already had one prior to the marriage) and three…

May 28, 2018
Hope For When Hope Feels Lost

Hope For When Your Hope Feels Lost

A few months ago, I wrote an article titled Hope Changes Everything. Shortly after I posted it on my own blog, it also ran on a website called Thoughts About God. There it received more exposure which led to comments and questions from readers…

May 24, 2018