He paid it ALL

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:4–5) Jesus paid it all.Read more

Hope for working Moms

I am a working outside of the home wife, and mother of four. I wonder at times, “how am I ever going to do everything my family and home need on top of being away from them for 40 hours a week?” This question has kept me up at night, caused me stress, and frustratedRead more

Kids and comfort zones

Being a parent, I am consistently floored at the way God uses my children to speak to me. Another one of those beautiful instances happened not long ago. We are in the midst of training a worrier. She’s incredible. I wish she could see the greatness I see when I look at her. She’s smart, witty,Read more

Prayer… there’s more to it

An object lesson in our Kindergarten Sunday School class yesterday on the power of prayer.  Too often we look at prayer as a check in the box activity.  Talked to God today? Check! On to the next thing… …But there’s so much more to it. Our prayers are an offering to God… they live beyondRead 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

Resolve to Choose…

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I don’t like to do hard things. I don’t know that any of us really do. Doing hard things requires effort. Effort= intention, intention = thought and thought = work and I don’t know about you, but I work a fulltime job, have a husband to partner with, and four kids to train. Some daysRead 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

God works, are you willing to see?

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Self reflection is wonderfully important. I haven’t always seen it as such. It’s a learned habit – a forced pause, a way of creating a breath, a moment to seemingly step out of the now to survey the world as it is.  I crave these moments. For me, they happen in the morning as IRead more

A forced pause, and time to ponder

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Reading: Luke 2:1-21  Luke 2:19 tells us, “Mary pondered these things in her heart.”  The amplified version of the Bible tells us: “But Mary treasured all these things, giving careful thought to them and pondering them in her heart.”  To ponder means to weight in the mind, to think on…to reflect. John 1:14 , “andRead more

Why Santa doesn’t visit our home

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What I am about to say is not going to be popular – I write this understanding there are readers that won’t accept this thought, and that’s ok. To you…I love you, I don’t write this criticizing your parenting and I hope I am able to communicate thoroughly that this is my own personal story,Read more