Have you noticed an impetuous search for God's perfect plan? We buy books, listen to sermons, and watch hours of video in an attempt to grasp God's intangible will. Like a sailor on a constant voyage to unearth a hidden treasure, we too are searching within a vast uncharted ocean that is God himself. We … Continue reading Discovering God’s Will For My Life
“The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will.” Isaiah 50:4 (NLT) Heavenly Father, thank You for wisdom and understanding, which surpasses anything this world could offer. You teach me all I … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Words of Wisdom
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.
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
What would we see if we stepped away from our fleshly perspective and looked through the lens of Christ? I believe we would see the edges of our soul being polished and perfected.
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?
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
Do you find yourself as concerned with the inside as you are with the outside? Do you ever wonder what would happen if the Lord stripped back all the outer adornments of our heart, what would he find? Are the fibers of our heart fresh and vibrant or dry and brittle? The Lord wants us to step into his beauty parlor with our dry and brittle layers and walk out with a fresh and flowing heart.
Here we are, two weeks into the New Year and all I can think is, "wow, where did the time go?" It feels like Christmas was just here -- I blinked and suddenly bam, I’m thrusted into a new year! I certainly thought all of my goals and visions would have been laid out by now but … Continue reading Lay Your Baggage of Burdens Down