Lent allows us an opportunity to slow down and reflect on the events leading up to Jesus' death and resurrection. For a long time, I had head knowledge of the events of Christ's Passion. Only recently have I began to have heart knowledge of these events. Jesus loves you. Do you know that? Do you understand … Continue reading Agape
I've fallen into a comfortable routine: wake up, take the dog out, get kid's lunches packed, wake kids up, take kids to school, return home and do a variety of different tasks depending on the day of week, pick kids up, begin evening plans, put kids to bed, and go to bed. My daily life … Continue reading Finding Jesus: Lessons from Simeon
You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe -- and shudder." James 2:19, RSV My grandpa passed away in July after a long battle with dementia and heart problems. A nun who walked closely with him through the last years of his life spoke at his funeral about how he … Continue reading Belief versus Surrender
If only there were more hours in the day . . . If only there were two of me . . . I'll never get all of this done . . . If only there were a solution . . . But wait. There is! You won't like it though. In fact, I can already … Continue reading A Radical Solution to a Common Problem
Let me tell you something. Spiritual attacks are real. I plan on writing more about that specific topic in coming months. For now, know this: the enemy seeks to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). He wants to steal your attention away from God. He wants to kill the plans God has for you. He wants … Continue reading What About Jesus?
A while back, I wrote about how obedience is hard. It is much easier to disobey the prompts we feel from God on a daily basis than to follow Him. I didn't realize this when I re-dedicated my life to Christ back in 2014. Witnessing the believers around me, life appeared easy. It's not, friend. Jesus never … Continue reading Not Today, Satan!
Confession time: I enjoy affirmation. It makes me feel good. I seek praises from my family for cleaning the house, putting away laundry, or serving them in another manner. I desire compliments from my husband to boost my self-esteem. I post pictures on social media and constantly check for new likes or comments. I do … Continue reading He’s Always Watching
Walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers. --Genesis 17:1-2 Abraham and Sarah (Abram and Sarai) never thought they would have children. God told Abraham he would provide "a son who is your own flesh and blood" as an heir … Continue reading Obedient Abraham