Watch your mouth: It’s not just a word from your mom.

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“Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh the joys of those who take refuge in him” Psalms 34:8. TASTE – and see that the Lord is good. The words of this scripture are purposeful. As a kid, I often heard my mom say, “Watch your mouth!”. She would hear me speak some sortRead more

Exhausted Faith and Hope Found in A Red Sea Revival

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I woke up that morning, and suddenly the thing I had been fighting for all those months before – just wasn’t important. My usual, “Thank you, God for the day you have given,” before my feet hit the ground prayer, just wasn’t there. My heart was heavy, and my mind distracted. Life at this pointRead more

A Fresh look at an old Path

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New – I like new things. We all like new things. They’re fresh.  “Out with the old in with the new,”  right? If you’re like me, the moment Christmas happened you were mentally packing up your décor, putting your new things to use and getting your home in order attempting to make a fresh lookRead more

Eyes of Fear & Fiery Faith: Part Three

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My husband and I recently experienced one of those scary parts of parenting. Our daughter was playing at a party with some friends, as she did, she fell and her fall resulted in a head injury that caused her to be unresponsive for a few seconds. Although the seconds of unresponsiveness were probably more likeRead more

Maintaining a Fiery Faith in the Eyes of Fear

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I live in the Midwest, which means we spend time each fall outdoors preparing our yard for the upcoming winter season. I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. I love the smell of the air. I love the crisp feel of the temperature. I love hoodies, hot chocolate, and a warm fireRead more

I AM did it then. I AM does it now

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We walk some sketchy paths – and sometimes as we’re walking them, we begin to think they’re a new concept, never experienced by anyone – ever. Simple truth – that’s wrong thinking. The Israelites walked a sketchy path too. Theirs was a wilderness. Sometimes ours feels a whole lot like a wilderness too. There wasRead more

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

Jesus and Friends

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Jesus, and friends (and GREAT coffee). Alright, Alright – strike the coffee (chalk that one up to an added bonus, but that’s not what we’re here to talk about, let’s FOCUS) -> Jesus, and friends. I packed these words in the suitcase of my mind as I walked away from coffee this weekend.  I packedRead more

God is prepared even when we are not

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Wait! That was the word that shrieked through my mind. I could feel it, that word… It screamed at an ear shattering decibel as it started at the back of my brain did a couple loops around and just as it was about to zip out of my mouth my lips clamped shut. I’m notRead more