This month we’re exploring all-things joy. How is your joy-tank? Do you feel like you’re running on empty? Today’s post is for you. It’s an edited excerpt from my Bible study, Outrageously Fruitful, and I’m praying it refreshes you and fills your tank to overflowing. Read More
Last week was rough. An unusual shape showed up on an x-ray and my doctor scheduled me for an ultrasound. I wasn’t prepared for the news. The doctor recommended a pretty significant surgery to remove two large fibroid tumors. Read More
I’ve had the privilege of knowing Amy Menter for over 24 years. Her heart for the Lord and reaching others with His love isn’t superficial. She has been an inspiration to me as I’ve watched her go back to school to get her Master’s degree and begin counseling women in an effort to point them to Christ. Read More
Words are amazing. Whether written or spoken, they are powerful. They have an uncanny ability to mold and shape our thoughts and impact our lives.
My Mom began reading to my brother and me when we were young. Favorite books included anything by Dr. Seuss: Green Eggs and Ham, Fox in Sox, Sneetches on Beaches; as well as Aesop’s Fables.
What comes to mind when you think of love? Maybe a candlelight dinner with romantic music playing in the background. Or a bouquet of beautiful roses. I have to admit my natural default is to think about love in light of all those sweet things that make me feel valued. But the truth is – love goes beyond pleasant feelings, and what I think is good for me. Read More
This month we’ve taken a look at a few aspects of discipline – remembering to keep God first and making sure our thinking is accurate. These are things we often choose to ignore. But if we want to grow in our relationship with Christ, they are things we need to consider. Read More
Fever, cough and congestion – the doctor said it was the respiratory flu. Not exactly how I wanted the year to begin. I tried to look on the positive side; I had been healthy through the holidays. But as the days passed and I didn’t feel any better, discouragement set in and my thoughts became negative. Ever been there? Read More
I’m not an early morning person. Getting out of a warm bed in the dark isn’t very appealing. When I wake up, I have a choice to make: embrace the day with all its God-given potential, or be lazy and simply roll over and drift back to sleep.
Have you ever noticed how quickly things get off track when you don’t do what you’re supposed to do? My normal morning routine looks something like this: take care of our pets, exercise, read my Bible and pray, get ready for the day. But when I choose to sleep in, I end up having to skip my exercise or postpone my Bible study until later. Yes, sleep is important – but discipline has a place in my life too. Read More
I love the thought of a fresh start. A new beginning. A blank slate with all kinds of possibilities. There’s just something about a new year that fills me with anticipation. I’ve been reading through the book of Deuteronomy and was recently reminded of the importance of seeking God and His wisdom for every new beginning. Whether we’re entering a new year, a new decade of life, or just a new day – God’s Word contains exactly what we need. Read More