The Belt Test

There have been so many treats pass through our house these past few months.  There have been cupcakes, pies, homemade cookies, peanut butter cups, chocolate galore, and chocolate covered strawberries.  And now it is Girl Scout cookie season, with Thin Mints to tempt me at the entrance of every store I enter.   If I indulgedContinue reading “The Belt Test”

“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”

_______ 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”