I am excited and happy to announce that Crystal Stewart of Crystal’s Site nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. Crystal is a fantastic photographer, who loves animals and country living . . .
Sometimes when we have challenges it’s easy to fall into a rut of doubt. Have you ever wondered if your best is enough? Well, I have great news! No matter what anyone else thinks . . .
He heals wounds of every shattered heart. Proverbs 147:3 Happy Tuesday. Today, I would like to ask you to join me in trying something new . . . stomp out childhood sexual abuse! Imagine you are a child and a trusted family member does unspeakable acts to you that you do not understand. One of…
He has been with me everywhere I have gone. Genesis 35:3 Happy Monday! I will share that we are recovering from our sickness and we successfully kitty-proofed two rooms yesterday. Plus my wonderful husband put our kitten’s cat tree together. It’s taller than me! Isn’t that great! We have much more to do this week,…
It’s so easy to get caught up in what’s going on around us, and to allow words and actions that hurt us to make us bitter. This is a constant struggle for me. I try to be the best me possible, and just don’t understand the actions of others sometimes. The truth is we never have to let what others do or say sway us. We can choose to be like a tree firmly planted and fed by the word of God. Verse four says the wicked are like the chaff, which . .
Have you ever felt like there is just not enough time in the day or week to do everything that you would like or need to accomplish? Do you run around in circles trying to finish projects? Do you find there is never enough time to study your Bible? Well, I have good news. There is enough time if you manage your time appropriately putting God first, family second, career third, and personal time last . . .
He’s right. The Bible provides a two-part process for retraining our brains. First, we are supposed to forgive. Luke 6:37 states “[f]orgive and you will be forgiven.” According to Ephesians 4:31-32 we should “[g]et rid of all bitterness. . .
Today is not only my birthday, but America’s birthday. America was founded to establish religious freedom as one nation under God. Freedom to worship God meant the government would not tell you which church to attend, when to attend, how to worship or how much to pay in tithes. The documents prepared by the founding fathers refer to God in numerous places. Our money says “In God We Trust.” Our Pledge of Allegiance says “One Nation under God”. Our patriotic songs talk about God. We even swear our government officials in on the Bible. However . . .
As I watch Landon playing, I’m reminded of Timothy’s grandmother, Lois (2 Timothy 1:5 and 3:14-15). Lois was a woman of great faith. Grandparents can plant seeds of their faith in the hearts of their grandchildren, in much the same way Lois did. She lived her faith imperfectly, and Timothy learned from her example. There are little things we can do while making time at grandma’s (or in my case, Bebaw’s) house fun. We started the day . . .
Have you ever noticed how hard it is to get up on Sunday? I usually can’t sleep Saturday night. The enemy pulls out every trick to keep me from going to church. The last two weeks I was sick, so I made up my mind that I was going and my sweet husband gave me some encouragement too. I’m so glad, because I just wanted to roll back over this morning . . .
Do you ever feel like your life is spinning out of control? Do you feel so stressed that your heart is racing? . . . We rush around everyday and never slow down long enough to enjoy the beauty around us. The colors were so pure and vibrant. There was a gentle breeze and fragrance of flowers in the air. We never feed the birds, but our yard sounds like a bird sanctuary. I watched this one little bird. . .
Of all the people in our lives, the people who can cause the most pain and who we can hurt the most, are our family members. It’s the type of hurt that can sometimes be hard to forget. Even if you cannot forget, make it a priority to forgive and ask for forgiveness. We only have our family members for a short time . . .