_______ 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”

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”

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”

Victim No More

I have a confession to make, I could watch videos of cute animals all day long.  It’s not just cute animal stories that get me though, it’s the stories of abused and neglected animals who find a new life.  I don’t just want to see the resuce either I want to see the transformation.  IContinue reading “Victim No More”

Sleep Alert Little Puppy…Believers Take Notice

I have a favorite child.  He is a 5 pound ball of energy with a wagging tail.  His name is Brownie and he is my 8 year old puppy.  It is a running joke in my house that he is my favorite because he listens and always tries to make it all better when heContinue reading “Sleep Alert Little Puppy…Believers Take Notice”

Dandelion Thoughts…Scattered and Distracted

At some point almost every child learns how to blow on a fluffy dandelion and watch the seeds scatter into the wind.  As a child I took every opportunity to scatter a dandelion.  The trickiest part of the process was trying to pull the dandelion from the plant without ruining the seed cloud.  If IContinue reading “Dandelion Thoughts…Scattered and Distracted”