Jesus’ Love makes Him our Ultimate Valentine

Like it, love it, hate it, loathe it, Valentine’s Day is upon us. Today, we celebrate a made up day to focus on the anything but made up beauty of love.  Some spend this day alone. Others, give or receive flowers, candies, gifts, expensive dinners, etc. If you’re like me you can skip all ofRead more

Ocean of uncertainty

This January air has me longing for summer, and reminiscent of a recent family vacation – a week spent laying on the hot HOT sand of a North Carolina beach. Memories carry me back to that wonderful, relaxing place with hot temperatures and a gorgeous lazy beach where we spent hours upon hours building sandRead more

Waiting still

Read: 1 Samuel 13 As a parent, my husband and I frequently tell our children to wait. Wait to cross the road. Wait, that food is hot. Wait – his fingers are in the door! Wait, homework comes first. Wait for that snack, dinner is almost ready. Wait…just wait, lots of waiting but very goodRead more

Choosing Him…still

After an entire year of Choose Him, I thought it would be fun to highlight the most read, and shared devotionals from this first year of choosing to press ‘publish’. I hope you find value in them. I hope they have served purpose. I hope they have helped you in your decision to choose JesusRead more

One table, many views

Sitting in a planning session recently, I was intrigued by the five women that sat gathered around the table with me. Taking a moment to step back and process our time together identified the vast differences that existed in our group ranging from; appearance, size, personality, communication style, background, approach, thought process, etc – yetRead more

Mark 12:30-31 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.Read more

Better resolution, better odds

January 1st is almost here! A symbolic day of newness, giving us a clean slate. A day when people around the world will unite to make resolutions that will no doubt make 2017 the BEST. YEAR. EVER – maybe… New Year resolutions are funny to me. Don’t get me wrong, I make them…but making aRead more

The Gift in plain sight

We have a tradition in our home -probably the same as some of you. It involves an ugly pickle ornament that hangs toward the top of our Christmas tree. A conversation peice for sure! Our children love this ornament due to the nights that have been spent leading up to Christmas day when each childRead more

Our most effective defense against the enemy’s attack?… Digging into the Word of God and discovering the power that His Holy Spirit residing within us gives. EVERY promise in the book is ours…Choose Him. Read more

The Beauty of the Thorn

Reading: 2 Corinthians 12 1-10 We have two rose bushes planted in the landscape around our home. They are stunning and fragrant, I enjoy gazing upon them when they are in full bloom, but I must admit that I dread getting them to that point. Getting them to that beautiful bloom requires working in theRead more