"You can always tell who the true leader in any room is...she is the one others look to and aspire to be because of who she is in Christ." -Brenda Leavenworth
When you are tempted, God will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand.
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The other day I was so ecstatic after leaving the dentist’s office after weeks of waiting to have my fractured tooth repaired. Who knew it would feel so great to smile again. Another check box in the healing process as a result of our car accident. Stitches removed. Check. Tooth repaired. Check. Car replaced. Check. … Continue reading When Adversity Causes Spiritual Affliction, God Provides a Spiritual Prescription
“For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 NKJV This verse is one the Lord has been speaking to me for some time, however, it wasn't until tragedy struck that I was forced to peel back the … Continue reading How God Mends the Fibers of Our Heart When Adversity Has Torn it Apart
Do you struggle to find confidence? Do you often rely on your own strength? The good news is, you no longer have to. Today's post will give you encouragement in discovering new confidence and strength through Christ.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10) "You look great, have you been working out!?" my girlfriend exclaimed as she leaned in for a hug. Feeling my shoulders sag and confidence shrivel I quickly responded, "I wish, haven't … Continue reading When Confidence Shrivels and Compliments Cripple
Driving up the same route we trek every year for our summer camping trip in the Sierras was like any other time--a good 6-hour drive partly through the dreaded LA freeways and the remainder through Kern County and Northern California--I'm not sure which is better, LA gridlock or long stretches of parched land, dairies and … Continue reading Lord, Replenish My Soul (How seasons of drought can lead to seasons of doubt)
With over 10 years of working in the criminal justice system and not to mention, being a wife to a law enforcement officer, I’ve seen and heard of all types of sinful behavior that lurks in the shadows of the night, and the evil that arises from the cracks - like roaches - while the … Continue reading Afraid of the Dark? Guess what! Jesus came to bring you light
I can recall a specific afternoon, it was a Friday afternoon and I was stuck in traffic; I had a long day at work, I was tired, hungry and just plain irritable. I stared at the piercing red lights in front of me and for a brief moment, I glanced into the rear view mirror … Continue reading I Once Was Lost (How peering into the past can propel you into the future)