4 Steps of Surrender: Allow

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4 Steps to Surrender: Step 4 Allow Proverbs 16:3, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans.” When I think about my need for peace, love, joy, and comfort in my home and my inability to obtain it on my own – this verse becomes my foundation. Commitment… Commit toRead more

He is not my battle

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There we sat, opposite of each other – days of frustration standing between us like a brick wall blocking each of our views of the other.  We’ve all experienced these times with our spouse. The type when you aren’t really fighting, more so annoyed, lacking the ability to put your finger on what it isRead more

3 Steps to Hope in the Hopeless

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Rollo May was once quoted to say, ‘Depression is the inability to construct a future.’ While I whole heartedly believe these words, I’ll add to them by saying even before depression settles in, it is hopelessness that initiates the process of removing our ability to see our future. We all encounter hopelessness at some pointRead more

When we let God be GOD

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‘Take these feelings away.’ That was the prayer racing through my mind as I lay awake in bed that night. Now on night two of these frustrated words rattling me from sleep, I desperately wanted this feeling to leave, yet there it was again, and I couldn’t shake it. Giving up on my seemingly unansweredRead more

A faithful foundation

There is a childhood song that many of us know, it says, ‘The wise man built his house upon the rock…the foolish man built his house upon the sand…The rains came down, and the floods came up, and the house on the sand went SPLAT’. This is a fun song to sing. In our SundayRead more

What a memory taught me about words

A little over 6 years ago, I found myself sitting on my boyfriend’s couch opening a gift he had presented to me. The gift was placed in a bag and hidden in a tiny green box. As I opened the box,my eyes beheld a stunning princess cut diamond perfectly mounted on a beautifully simple band,Read more

What’s Next?

Scriptures: , Ecclesiastes 9:10 ,Luke 16:10 ,Galatians 6:9 What’s next? A question that is always close to the front of my mind, and a question that I fear may drive my incredibly patient husband to the verge of insanity every time I think to ask it. A question that I know I am not aloneRead more

Hope after the fall

   Read: Genesis 3:1-24 God gives us incredibly specific instructions as to what we should and should not do. With Adam and Eve, he walked with them in the Garden, and spoke with them in an audible voice. They knew him in a way we are unable to experience, yet still they fell to disobedience.Read 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