“In all circumstances, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one” Ephesians 6:16, ESV You don’t belong here. You’re not good enough. What makes you think you can do this? You should give up before you embarrass yourself. Flaming darts flying straight toward… Continue reading How to protect your heart when you’re under attack from the thoughts in your own head
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls. Hebrews 10:39, ESV Driving down the highway, I see field after field of dried up corn and brittle stalks of soybeans. I know if we pull over, and I walk into the… Continue reading Even when the field of life looks dry and worthless, God has plans for a harvest
You play the comparison game every day, don’t you? At work, on social media, in the checkout line, even at church. You compare your body, hair, clothes, kids, parenting skills, job, talents, accomplishments, house, cars… everything. The problem with playing the comparison game is that you lose every. single. time. Comparison breeds feelings deep in… Continue reading Focusing your heart on scriptural truth: You are beautiful, loved, and valued.
I’m a member of a club. Many don’t even know it exists. It’s exclusive; in fact, you can’t even apply for membership, you have to be chosen. The membership fee is extremely pricey. Priceless, actually. The cost of joining is the life of someone you love, taken before you were ready to let go. We… Continue reading Members Only – a letter to the grieving freind
Early morning on the streets of Baileyville, you will find me walking in the dark. I love that time. Not only do I get my steps in, but it's so quiet and calm. It's a great way to start the day. I'm not the only one enjoying the pre-dawn quiet; at least twice, I cross… Continue reading Walking in Step – seeking God in the struggles
The other day, Alayna was having a particularly stressful day (as stressful as a nine year old can have). She really just needed some time to relax. She went into the bathroom, closed the door, and started the bath water. Unfortunately, her brothers didn't get the memo - they barged into the bathroom. After being… Continue reading Peace be with you
A couple of weeks ago, my husband surprised with a new piece of jewelry - a Fitbit. I love it; the thing is amazing. Not only does it make me aware of how many steps I take, but I can track my food and water intake, set goals, see calories burned, get notified when I… Continue reading A Spiritual Fitbit – the importance of accountability