What’s your Esau?

Sibling rivalry – I never knew such a thing was real until I had children of my own. I have found having children close in age makes everything a competition. If one can do something, the other can do it better. If one gets a reward, the other ‘needs’ one too. If one gets toRead more

Greater than a lion…

1 Peter 5:8 tells us that our adversary is like a lion seeking whom he should devour. Have you ever felt the adversary’s pursuit? We have all seen those documentaries on television, where the lion stalks its prey, the one that leaves the safety of the herd, the animal that is unknowingly watched by theRead more

Face or fruit…

Life sometimes requires us to ask hard questions…questions that require us to step outside of ourselves and just be real for a moment – real honest. I heard a sermon once that challenged congregants to seek God’s face, and not His fruits. To seek Him for who He is, and not merely for what HeRead more

Actions LOUDER than words…

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   ‘I am talking and no one is listening!’ Those words have spewed out of my mouth on more than one occasion. In most cases, they are said when trying to give instruction to my children. There are times however, when I have thought them in regard to an attempt to do a work inRead more

Imperfection used for Perfection

Scripture: Genesis 12 Genesis 18 You know what I love most about God’s Word? I love that it is full of imperfect people. Imperfect people much like you and me. Imperfect people whom He used to bring about His perfect plan. I find this encouraging when I think of my love for Him and acknowledgeRead more

Broken, in need of a Savior

James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. When I first became serious about my relationship with God, this was a scripture that stood out. One that I grabbed onto. One that when I find no other words to pray, I pray these, and when I do…something awakens deep insideRead more

Steps of faith…

Vulnerability is commonly portrayed as a weakness…a place to avoid. However, growing in my relationship with the Lord, I have begun to see it less as a place of avoidance, and more as a place of decision and growth – opportunity. Miriam-Webster defines vulnerability as: capable of being physically or emotionally wounded. Thinking on howRead more

The best way to begin, anything

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Out with the old, and in with the NEW! Beginnings are exciting.  I love the beginning of a new year and its new slate. It’s such a wonderful thought to consider, “What do I want out of this year?” Which is kind of a heavy question that can leave us scratching our head wondering, “WhereRead more