Have you ever let fear keep you from doing something God put in your heart? I know I have. I almost did with this blog. I recently taught a class where I overlooked the plethora of kind, positive comments I received and honed in on the only negative one. Of course, that’s the one I … Continue reading Shift Your Focus to Kick Fear in the Butt
How are you feeling today? Calm? Distraught? Joyful? Anxious? Courageous? Fearful? Grounded? Uprooted? Frustrated? Peaceful? Something else altogether? Now, more than ever, it’s so easy to get distracted by the concerns of the world and the feelings our circumstances inspire, that we can forget we have an almighty Father who loves us. However, our feelings … Continue reading You Are Covered With His Feathers
A while ago, wonderful friend of mine who tends to remain spiritually grounded no matter what storms rage around her, mentioned she keeps a prayer journal. The conversation instantly meandered away from the topic, but her words struck a chord me. I started mine shortly after and WOW! It felt like God lifted the weight … Continue reading Need Hope? Crave Peace? Try This!
Anxiety... It’s a constant companion for many of us. The word itself makes us anxious. Combine it with worry and fear, as we often do, and you end up with a crushing burden that no one can bear alone. Fortunately, you don’t have to. Read on to learn a quick way to release your worries and fears. Feel free to share! #overflowingwoman #inthistogether #notalone #Godisgood
We all pray for miracles, while simultaneously asking God to remove us from any situation that would require a miracle. - Priscilla Shirer, "Give Your Gifts to God." We are living through a historic crisis - one that requires a miracle. I love how well Priscilla’s quote, above, reflects our current state and the opportunity … Continue reading Choose the Miracle
Happy Thanksgiving! This is one of my favorite holidays because I’ve experienced the life-changing power of gratitude firsthand. Thankfulness is a year-round practice for my family - we even named our nightly family prayer sessions, “Thankful Time.” Every night, we gather together and pray, saying thanks to God for our blessings, recognizing we appreciate about … Continue reading A New Spin on Thankfulness
Jesus has transformed my life in the most beautiful and profound ways, all beyond my wildest imaginings. He's filled me with a hope and peace that I can't even begin to explain. I was missing out on, well... everything, until I found him. My life was only a half-life, but I didn't even know it. … Continue reading The Invitation
God recently gave me a vision of me where he needs me to go and what he needs me to do in a significant area of my life, but immediately afterward, he hit the pause button and said, “Wait. Don’t move forward until I tell you to.” Anyone who knows me knows when you give … Continue reading Hope in the Wait
If life has you feeling battered, bruised, and in need of hope, this post is for you! If you don't feel that way right now, this is still for you because we all need hope and encouragement sometimes.
God tells us "no" all the time, but it took me a long time to realize the dreaded "no" was actually the most loving response possible. Like me telling my toddler "no" when she thinks running into traffic is a great idea. We don't know God's plans for us, but He does. Today's post is about learning to trust and accept God's plan and His answers. Be blessed!