_______ women/men CAN’T, WON’T, DON’T go to Heaven

Could you find a word to put in the blank? Murderous?  Slanderous?  Adulterous? Maybe another word for people you think won’t be admitted into Heaven or maybe you think your name would go on the blank because of some sin that separates you from God.  Well, there is only one word that goes there…UNSAVED.  ThereContinue reading “_______ women/men CAN’T, WON’T, DON’T go to Heaven”

We Manifest What We Focus On

It is so easy for me to get lost in my feelings.  I can get wrapped up at anger of the frustrating choices my kids make, or saddened at the unfair circumstances they encounter.  I can become so focused on fear of a virus, a response to my stance on a vaccine or my politicalContinue reading “We Manifest What We Focus On”

Will You Sink When Hard Times Hit?

“Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training.”  A good friend shared this quote with me a few years ago and it stuck.  I tried to find who the credit should go to for this quote and there wasn’t a definite answer, although it is frequently creditedContinue reading “Will You Sink When Hard Times Hit?”

Sometimes I Feel…

Sometimes I feel silly. Sometimes I feel hurt. Sometimes I feel angry. Sometimes I feel sad. Sometimes I feel excited. Sometimes I feel loved. Sometimes I feel scared. And sometimes I feel so many things at once and sometimes my emotions change every few minutes. YET…I smile because I am loved by God, I amContinue reading “Sometimes I Feel…”

I Loved You First

“I love you, I love you more, I loved you first.”  Everyone wants to be loved, to know their value and worth to others, yet for so many, there is a lingering disappointment that we aren’t loved fully and completely by others.  We were designed to crave love, to feel secure and nurtured, to feelContinue reading “I Loved You First”

God Made This Day For You

To all the mothers and the motherless who are hurting…today is for you. To all the mothers and the motherless who are hurting…today is for you. To all the mothers who long to talk to a child they can’t…He sees you. To all the mothers who have to be the fathers too…He sees you. ToContinue reading “God Made This Day For You”

Selfies Are Snapshots in Time

I could take a hundred selfies, but the truth is I don’t think I’ll ever see what God sees. There is no filter to see my potential. There is no angle that shows I’m forgiven. All a selfie shows me is who I am in this moment, and honestly I tend to look at myContinue reading “Selfies Are Snapshots in Time”

A Pause in the Story Sometimes Requires a New Author

15 years old and Desperate Alone Isolated Broken Depressed Worthless …and then the story changed. When I was ready to give up, God was there with open arms.  He took me in and started to write my life through a whole new lens.  He has dragged me, pushed me, guided me, and held me everyContinue reading “A Pause in the Story Sometimes Requires a New Author”

The Day the World Fell into Darkness

Betrayed Spit on Slandered Denied Abandoned Rejected Falsely accused Alone Suffering Tortured Yes God understands!  His son endured it all and he walked to his death.  He was perfection and his own people rejected him.  He was unconditional love, yet the people couldn’t see it. God became man and experienced the joys and sorrows ofContinue reading “The Day the World Fell into Darkness”

Unhappy Anniversary… Check-In With People

March 13th…365 days ago.   365 days of change, unrealized expectations, isolation, depression, loss, hurt, anger, fear, frustration. 365 days of waiting to return to normal. 365 days of hoping for a tomorrow that hasn’t happened yet. 365 days of bucking the system and not wanting to be controlled by popular opinion, social media, the government.Continue reading “Unhappy Anniversary… Check-In With People”