Well Done

Well Done

Have you ever entered a period in your life where all you did was compare yourselves to others? Maybe you can’t help but compare yourself to the coworker who receives award after award after award. Or, maybe you have a particular talent but envy someone who is better than you. Or worse, you compare yourself […]

Using our Talents

Using our Talents

I read a wonderful book a couple of weeks ago. It was such a poignant story and I experienced many emotions while reading it. After the glow of reading a wonderful book wore off, it hit me. I’ll never write like that. Suddenly, I was plagued with self-doubt and insecurity. How could I continue to […]

The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

Have you ever asked something of the Lord? You prayed. You sought others to pray as well, because we all know where two or more gather, God moves. You prayed some more. And some more. And some more. And nothing. When the prayer went unanswered, did you waiver in your faith? It’s often in the waiting […]

Fisher of Men

Fisher of Men

On one bright and sunny day, I went to church. It was a normal day, except it wasn’t. It was Family Sunday which meant my kids wouldn’t be going to their classes, but sitting with my husband and I in the sanctuary. During the message, the pastor spoke about our purpose and being “fishers of […]

Did He Die For You?

Did He Die For You?

I’ve noticed a common theme in some Christian fiction novels I’ve read lately. The theme is that Jesus died for sinners, no matter what. No. Matter. What. This is not an uncommon theme. This is not a new idea. It’s what’s preached from the pulpit. It’s what countless fiction writers share in their stories and […]

Never Give Up

Never Give Up

Have you ever had that moment in Church where the pastor says something that sparks something in you? A question regarding your faith, actions, or words? I had such a moment recently. The pastor was talking about grace and maturity. While listening to him I asked myself: How would I treat people if I had a […]

The Power of Fellowship

The Power of Fellowship

The month of February brought sickness to my house. My two sons were sick. The youngest plagued with a double ear infection, making him say “huh” to every comment. As for myself, I have my usual chronic illness, as well as dealing with a knee that won’t get better. It’s been swollen since I injured […]

Dream Big

Dream Big

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 ® NKJV I have a confession: I’m afraid to dream big. […]

My 2016 Phrase: Bless Him

My 2016 Phrase: Bless Him

I’m sure you’ve seen posts pop up all over social media about having a word or a phrase for 2016. Ever year I like to pick one, but this is the first year I have picked a phrase. “Bless Him.” I’ve been through a lot in 2015. My youngest son has sickle cell disease which […]

Do Good

Do Good

I have a fear. My fear is that my ego will grow with each compliment, praise, or acknowledgment of my works. It’s a valid fear because the Word cautions us to be meek and humble. However, I discovered a verse in my daily reading that threw me for a loop. “That the communication of thy […]

The Beauty of Being Still

The Beauty of Being Still

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 NKJV There was a moment in life where I faithfully got up every morning to spend time with God. I did it because I needed the time. I needed to start […]