Guarding Your Prayer Life

3 Ways To Protect Your Prayer Life

We guard a lot of things in our lives. We guard things of value and that are important to us. We guard our children, our homes, our finances, even our lives. But what about our prayer life? Have you thought about how you guard…

April 16, 2018
Faith: How to get it when you don't have it...

Faith: How Do You Get It When You Don’t Have It?

Years ago, I had thought about what the most important thing was when it came to Christianity. And, while there are too many to count, grace is vital, but the other thing that stuck out in my mind was faith. “Without faith, it is…

April 12, 2018
When your faith is shaken...

How to Keep The Faith When You Are Shaken

I am writing this from an airplane and for those who know me they know that I am terrified of flying. I actually used to enjoy flying, but something happened a couple years back and I experienced a panic attack on a plane as…

April 9, 2018
Forgiveness: Learning to forgive as God forgave you

Forgiveness: How to Give to Others as Jesus Gave to You

Let’s talk about the proverbial “F” word of the Bible: Forgive. Go ahead, say it; try not to choke. Does the very thought light a red-hot flame of self-defense? Christians celebrate forgiveness as the greatest gift our Savior died to give us, yet we…

April 5, 2018
Misunderstood

Do You Ever Feel Misunderstood?

I drew a heart in the sand. Someone came alongside me and pointed to the outline. “A turtle,” he exclaimed. He called his friend over. The woman looked at the stick drawing, the ocean foam lapping closer to the edges. “No, it’s a dog.”…

April 2, 2018

Hope For When You Feel Emotionally Alone

Do you ever feel like you have no one to talk to? Like no one could possibly understand what you are going through or how you are feeling? That’s where I’ve been this week. There are things going on that I simply can’t discuss…

March 29, 2018
I can do all things through Christ... well, almost...

My Bravery (& Faith) Came To A Breathtaking Stop

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength… all things except kill a rattlesnake. However, if I’m honest, I probably could have killed that snake if I had really needed to. Or if I would have stopped long enough to pray…

March 26, 2018
Weeping May Endure, But We Can Reclaim Our Hope

Weeping May Endure… But We Can Reclaim Our Hope

I’m pretty sure you are all liars. Maybe you don’t even realize you are doing it. But every time you curate your life to look more appealing – whether it be with beauty products, Instagram filters or a simple “I’m fine” – you are…

March 22, 2018

How To Overcome Insecurity with Jesus

Shortly after we got married my husband decided that he wanted a baby. I was not ready for a baby. He basically begged me for one, but only 6 months into marriage, I just wanted to enjoy marriage for a while before having children.…

March 19, 2018
A Testimony of Faith

A Testimony of Faith

The Bible talks about us inheriting a faith from Abraham. That we are of his “lineage”, not by blood, but because of faith. Romans 4:13 says, “For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to…

March 15, 2018
Teachable Faith

I Want To Be Teachable

A couple of years ago, I attended a writer’s conference. On the first night, after the main session, I approached one of the editors to ask about her breakout sessions the following day. She answered my question and we chatted for a minute. The…

March 12, 2018
Don't miss these must-read books on prayer

5 of the Best Books on Prayer

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links Do you sometimes feel like your prayer life is in a rut? Maybe you’re saying the same quick prayers for the same few things every day. Or maybe you feel like you should be praying more specifically and…

March 8, 2018
Lies I have believed about being a mom

5 Lies I Have Believed About Being A Mom

I’ve been a parent for twelve years now, and in that time have made all kinds of mistakes. I’m sure I’ll make loads more before it’s all said and done. There are several lies about being a mom that I realize I’ve believed over…

March 5, 2018
Are You Seeking God? Discover The Great "I AM"

Seeking God? Time to Discover the Great “I Am”

Whom Do You Seek? Whether you are looking for a Comforter, a Teacher, a Healer, a Rock… The Lord says: I AM. My favorite woman in the Bible is Mary Magdalene. I think it’s because she’s just as crazy, emotional, and clueless as I…

March 1, 2018
Growing my trust in God - when life was beyond my control

Growing My Trust in God When Life Was Beyond My Control

I remember driving through the mountains with my husband in the middle of a blizzard. Okay, it wasn’t really a blizzard, and I wasn’t really driving, but it sure seemed like a blizzard from where I sat in the passenger seat. It was snowing…

February 26, 2018
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