How to Pray

How to Pray: Combating Distractions in Prayer

Most of us believe we should develop better prayer habits, but it’s hard sometimes to know exactly what to do. Wake up earlier? Set aside time each day? Those might be great choices, but what about when our minds wander? How many times have…

January 12, 2017
Fear Fighting by Kelly Balarie

Fear Fighting: By Knowing Who IS

My son and I drove over a bridge we’d driven over a hundred and one times. It happened to be dark. Very dark. Son, let me ask you a question, “How do you know that water is still there?” He said, “Well Mommy, I…

January 9, 2017
40 Days of Feeding Your Family

Why I’d Given Up On New Years Resolutions… Until Now

I can remember a New Year’s Eve many years ago, sprawled out across my friend Katie’s living room floor, furiously writing my list of New Year’s resolutions. I was going to eat healthy (after I finished the bowl of ice cream that melted as…

January 2, 2017

This is the Day

All the presents have been opened. All the carols have been sung. Christmas has come and gone. You may be disappointed with the holiday season or you may not be ready for it to end. You may still be in the throes of celebrating,…

December 26, 2016

Are You Really Resting?

If one more thing gets added to my life-plate I think I am going to have a mega-meltdown. My life is crazy some days. One pull after another. One more thing to accomplish before the night ends. Sometimes, I hate to even get up…

December 19, 2016

How to Find Your Passion

Years ago, I struggled with depression. Not your normal, everyday kind, it was pretty severe, and it lasted for several months. I was physically sick, and I had pretty much stopped eating. I lost weight. I lost my joy. I lost hope. Life wasn’t…

December 12, 2016

I’m Surrounded (By My Own Choices)

Every thing is at my fingertips. I take up my phone for the weather report, a honey sugar mask recipe I stumbled across the other day, to check on a sick friend, order a shirt from my favorite brand, help to care for a…

December 5, 2016

Am I Fresh or Stale?

“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” ~ Revelation 3:14-16 I know two different types…

November 28, 2016

Stuck in the Mud

“Cease striving and know that I am God.” ~ Psalm 46:10a (NASB) The other day, a friend asked how I was doing and my immediate reply was, “I feel like I’m running in quicksand!” Have you ever had that feeling? Like those times when…

November 21, 2016