Hurting hearts need Jesus

Hurting Hearts Need Jesus… We All Do

As we look around at the state of affairs of our great country, we see violence, protests, strife and unrest, but if we look past these outward actions, It is my desire that we can see that these things are only the symptoms of…

February 19, 2018
Hope for When You Feel Like Giving Up On Life

Hope For When You Feel Like Giving Up On Life

I was ready to give up. My head hurts so bad. I started counting the cost. Not just the cost, but the worth. I begged the hospital staff to let me go because my family needed me. But then I got home and my…

February 15, 2018
Surviving your wilderness - 6 Faith-Filled Survival Tips

6 Keys You Need To Know For Surviving Your Wilderness

“If you’re going through hell, keep going!” said Winston Churchill during one of the worst crises in world history. This is a powerful statement for anyone going through a hard place. Right now, you may be going through a very rough season in your…

February 12, 2018
True Friends are something every gal wants... read more in this post by Julie Loos

Why I Need An Authentic Friend In My Life

As I stood in front of my dryer, pulling out another heap of clean clothes, I wistfully looked out the window. It was another day of the same chores, PJ Masks and following the demands of my toddler. Even though I had a list…

February 8, 2018
The Irreplaceable Place

This Is Where I Know I Belong…

I was chasing a God who wanted to be rested in. I had been begging Him to lead me, and felt for weeks He was being silent. And now it was July 2016, and I had a whole day to just seek after Him…

February 5, 2018
Parenting styles, childhood memories, and Jesus

A Little Something Jesus Taught Me About Parenting

I was the only mom at the pool that day. As I sat there with sweat rolling down my back, perched at the picnic table in the shade, laptop out, I thought about the differences between my childhood and that of my children. I…

February 1, 2018
Stepping Out in Faith

Stepping Out In Faith vs Saying ‘No’ To God

Struggling, struggling, struggling. I don’t know why life is such a struggle. Can’t I just sit back in my cozy home surrounded by family and comfort? Okay, so I’ll go to work then I can come home and relax, can’t I? I deserve the…

January 29, 2018
How to look for a different perspective in the midst of it all...

3 Ways to Look for a Different Perspective in the Midst of Difficulty

Last year, for me, feels marked by a medical timeline. There was the jumping through hoops to get insurance pre-authorization, the planning and making reservations to be out of town for a length of time, and the monitoring of the medical bills—what insurance would…

January 25, 2018
We were on the road to divorce court when God stepped in...

An Unexpected Divorce Court Detour Saved Our Failed Marriage

One bad year turned into two and before I knew it, we were creeping up on five years of misery. Sure we’d had some good times, but secretly our marriage felt like an episode of Marriage Bootcamp. Hard and full of drama. Marriage was…

January 22, 2018

The Unexpected Power of Prayer (& my bitter heart)

“Pray for us?” She asked so expectantly, detailing a little bit of what was going on in their lives. She said she asked because she knew I would. And she was right, but I still felt a little bit miffed. This was like the…

January 18, 2018
Confessions of a Christian Woman in Women's Ministry

Confessions of a Woman in Ministry (& 5 dangers to avoid)

I can always tell when my priorities are out of whack because life seems to be thrown into a downward spiral I just can’t seem to recover from. Everything seems totally out of control, and I feel like I’m working overtime, yet succeeding at…

January 15, 2018
When fear doesn't rule in the heart of the storm...

When Fear Doesn’t Rule in the Heart of the Storm

What would you do if you didn’t fear? Go on, think about that for a minute. What would you do, if fear wasn’t a factor? “Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear.” 1 John 4:18 NLT Back in September, my…

January 11, 2018
God's Grace... it's personal

The Unique Truth About God’s Grace

Has God’s grace ever surprised you? Have you had those moments when you know in your head that something about God is true – you believe it – but then something happens and it becomes personal to you? You now understand it? The Grace…

January 8, 2018
I don't need a miracle, just give me Jesus

Seriously, I Don’t Need A Miracle, I Just Need Jesus

I have been suffering these migraines for over six months now, and it’s rough. There are days when I can barely get out of bed. I know my children are feeling the strain. They are worried about their mom. Over the last six months…

January 4, 2018
8 Prayer Journaling Prompts for the New Year

Journal Questions to Help You Pray in the New Year

I love the idea of New Year’s resolutions. It’s the follow-through that I sometimes have trouble with. Likewise, I love the idea of welcoming each new year with prayer, but my mind wanders so much it’s hard for me to stay focused. Journaling definitely…

January 1, 2018
Christmas and the Little Drummer Boy

What the Little Drummer Boy Teaches Us About Christmas

By the time you read this post, I expect you may be stretched out on a recliner, sipping the last of the minty eggnog the kids can’t have, pants discreetly unbuttoned to accommodate for the necessary additional breathing room. Before you drift off into…

December 25, 2017