Meditation Monday: Make Thankfulness Your Sacrifice

“Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.”” Psalms‬ ‭50:14-15‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) Heavenly Father, thank You for being such a loving God. Thank You for freedom from sin … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Make Thankfulness Your Sacrifice

Meditation Monday: Words of Wisdom

“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

Meditation Monday: The Spirit is Pleading for You

“And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.” Romans‬ ‭8:27‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit you've given us; a gift given to those who put their hope and trust in … Continue reading Meditation Monday: The Spirit is Pleading for You

Doubt: Word of the day

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

A Harvest of Joy, Planted With Tears

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

Feed Your Faith, Not Your Fears

He stood at the edge and peered down; beaded droplets glided down the side of his face, and landed on his sweat-drenched shirt. I could feel his adrenaline racing, and I knew his heart was pumping...thump-thump, thump-thump, thump-thump. He glanced over at me, then took a couple steps back. One step forward. Two steps back. … Continue reading Feed Your Faith, Not Your Fears

Lay Your Baggage of Burdens Down

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

Meditation Monday:  Without Faith it is Impossible to Please God

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” ‭(Hebrews‬ ‭11:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬) Heavenly Father, I believe -- I believe that I exist because YOU exist. I believe in the maker of heaven and earth - the … Continue reading Meditation Monday:  Without Faith it is Impossible to Please God

God’s Plan is Perfect (even if it’s not my perfect plan) 

Would you agree that our culture today has become oversaturated with ‘purpose’ and ‘abundance’ and ‘self’? I’m not talking just about the world, but in the Christian community as well. How many times have you heard and regurgitated ‘God has a plan for my life’ as a movie reel, ideal for the big screen, plays … Continue reading God’s Plan is Perfect (even if it’s not my perfect plan)