Emotions & God

There are days, life throws giant emotional boulders in our way that take the form of financial stress, lack of sleep, workplace drama, relational issues, etc. No matter the shape – they’re hard, sometimes scary, nasty looking – painful boulders that strike emotion, emotions that we may or may not successfully manage…. I recently hadRead more

Revival…

I woke up that morning, and suddenly the thing I had been fighting for all those months before – just didn’t seem important. Have you ever been in that moment when life feels down right impossible, and you feel as though taking one more step, praying one more prayer, reading ine more scripture is justRead more

Choose Him – top 10, 2017

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It’s been another great year of Choosing Him. What started out two years ago from curiousity of what could happen if I shared the words burning inside of me – is flourishing. No – it is not at all a household name. Nor is it anything in comparison to the blogging giants of the world,Read more

Back to the heart of giving gifts…

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We have neighbors that have a beautiful, yet simple nativity scene. It’s white – only white. They set it out in the front of their home and they put a spot light on it so in the dark of the night as you drive by their home you see a simple reminder of Jesus’ birth.Read more

Rains and Valleys, how to survive the unlivable.

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Matthew 5:45 ‘…It rains on the just and the unjust alike.’ – This is one of those statements in the Bible that just doesn’t make sense to me? Elsewhere in the same book, we are told that God is good, His plan for us is good, and what the Devil intends for bad – GodRead more

‘Come as you are’ – He meant it

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I heard of a man once that stood outside of a church. As he stood there, a church congregant walked outside to invite him in. When asked the question, the man replied, ‘I’m an alcoholic. I’ve been drinking. I can’t go in there,’ then he turned and walked away. If only that man knew howRead more

Unwarranted Fear

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‘Mommy, I don’t want to do it,’ she cried. I could hear the tears in her voice, and feel the fear that gripped her as we spoke on the phone that day. Unable to scoop my daughter up and hold her through what was shaking her, I did what I could – I sat thereRead more

Purpose in the Path

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Good Friday is quickly approaching. Always an incredible day to sit and reflect on what happened that day over two thousand years ago. A jaw dropping journey that still stirs our hearts in wonder as we process our feelings of inadequacy asking ourselves, ‘How can it be?’  A recent family hike led my mind toRead more

Rejection’s Web

‘Rejection is God’s protection’ – Alice Hunt Someone reading this quote in the midst of feeling rejected can easily wonder, ‘What kind of nonsense is this?’, ‘Why, if God is good, would He use pain as a means to protect?’ We have all found ourselves tangled in its intricate web and had these questions asRead more

He set me free

‘He set me free He set me free He broke the bonds of prison for me I’m glory bound my Jesus to see Glory to God he set me free’ Words of a song – beautiful words at that, but when sang by a believer they become words that do more than just sound goodRead more