“See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.” Isaiah 48:10 NIV Heavenly Father, thank You for refining, reshaping, and renewing me. Thank You for every experience I've had in life, which has helped me to grow and mature in faith. I'm thankful not only for … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Furnace of Affliction
The middle doesn’t always provide safety and comfort, nor does it mean we won’t stumble or fall. However, in the middle of the rink is where we skate in tandem with the Lord.
“Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established.” Proverbs 16:3 (NKJV) Heavenly Father, thank You for the wisdom and guidance You give to those who seek You. Thank You for the gifts and talents You've blessed each of us with. Help me use all that You've blessed me with for Your … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Commit Your Work to the Lord
Doubt...that sly and sneaky voice that creeps up out of the dark abyss and causes you to think twice about your purpose, your goals and the path that God is sending you down. Your once sprouting bud, which stretched up towards the heights, suddenly becomes wilted and bent over with fear. Doubt causes you to … Continue reading Doubt: Word of the day
Does your soul sing a beautiful melody? Is it in sync with the song of the Lord? Whether you are in tune or out of tune with the Lord, today's prayer is one of fine-tuning our hearts to harmonize with His.
This past 4th of July was an extra special one. Not only did we celebrate freedom for our country but my family and I got to celebrate freedom in Christ. As a family, we declared our love and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ as we were baptized one by one and I just wanted … Continue reading Behold, All Things Become New
It never gets easy, celebrating your child's birthday at a cemetery--that never gets easy. Especially, on a milestone birthday like today; Aryanna would be 15 years old. I remember the day she was born, the nurses rolling her into my room and swiftly disappearing. I remember looking at this 8lb. 12 oz. tiny human and … Continue reading A Harvest of Joy, Planted With Tears
Time flies and so do we. We constantly fly from thing to thing, task to task. By the time we look up, we wish we could get the time back. What if we could capture time?
Life is full of mountain highs and valley lows. It's easy to be victorious when standing on the mountaintop but easy to be defeated in the depths of the valley. God desires to prepare us in advance so we can have victory in our valleys. Read on to discover how you can be victorious in the valley.
My life changed in that moment, when a big-eyed, dark-haired boy wobbled into my life and captured my heart forever. Matthew was like any toddler— rambunctious, curious, and so adorable. At the tender age of one and a half years old, he had no idea what the future held. He was unaware his time would … Continue reading Sailing the Seas of Step-parenting