Warped Theology The World Can’t Hurt Me

Have you ever read a Bible verse and then gotten mad at the Lord, thinking if you mean it then why am I…   In scripture we read, “If God is for us, who is against us?” Romans 8:31  If I am honest, I have read this verse time and again and although I don’t doubtContinue reading “Warped Theology The World Can’t Hurt Me”

Sometimes Life Hurts…a Lot

This is “the most wonderful time of year”, yet sometimes it is hard to breathe deep without feeling sorrow or pain. This is a season of “comfort and joy”, yet sometimes the tears don’t stop flowing. This is the season to “rock around the Christmas tree” yet pulling the covers off and getting out ofContinue reading “Sometimes Life Hurts…a Lot”

“Your wish is my command.” -God  from Delusional 4:15

No where in the Bible does God promise to answer all of our prayers in a way that makes life comfortable. In fact, he warns us that we will face trials and tribulation on Earth.  Yet, everyday there are people raising their fists AT God and blaming him when they don’t get what they want. Continue reading ““Your wish is my command.” -God  from Delusional 4:15″

Convinced or Convicted

If I’m going to be honest, I have convinced myself of a lot of false truths in my life.  When I was a child I was convinced that if I rolled my eyes too often then they could really get stuck.  I was also convinced that swallowing a piece of gum would take 7 yearsContinue reading “Convinced or Convicted”

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…”

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”

Time to Get Some Glasses

    If I don’t have my contacts or my glasses on I am almost blind.  I am nearsighted and have perfect vision when things are up close, but from across a small room, I wouldn’t be able to recognize my own husband and kids.  Most of the time this isn’t a problem because I amContinue reading “Time to Get Some Glasses”

Surrender to Live

A few years back I was in my classroom teaching a group of energetic 6th graders, when little did I know, my teaching would encounter a startling interruption.  The sun was shining outside and it was a beautiful day, not too hot and not too cold.  It was the perfect day to prop open theContinue reading “Surrender to Live”