“Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” Psalms 100:1-3 NLT Heavenly Father, I come before you singing with JOY! During … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Worship With Gladness
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.” Jeremiah 29:11-13 NLT To my blog community, … Continue reading Stepping Out in Faith
My morning routine tends look the same every day; I wake up to the blaring sound of my alarm and immediately hit the snooze button...several times. As my mind focuses on the long commute and all of the busy work to get done, I dread getting out of bed. After the third and final snooze … Continue reading My (New) Morning Routine
“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