What a gift today is! Today was not guaranteed to happen. Yet, here I am with air to breathe, food to eat, and clean water to drink. I have clothes to wear, and, if I choose to put them on, I have a dozen or so different colors and styles of shoes that I can even match to what I'm wearing! I take all this (and so much more) for granted each and every day. Rarely do I wake up and just thank God for today. I do sometimes remember to thank Him for my family, but most often I am asking for … [Read more...] about The Gift of Today
Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. (Psalm 86:11) So many things pulling at my heart,my time, my life-- some good, some not, but countless things demand my attention, scream for my focus. I am called, just as every believer is, to love God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength—all of it! Not pieces, not half, not most, not what's left...but all! Undivided, complete, whole--all for … [Read more...] about Undivided
FREE eBook on Amazon I am so excited to share my new 31-Day devotional Jesus Peace on Amazon.com this weekend for FREE! Please download your free copy here Amazon today, 4/24 through Sunday, 4/26 and share the link with friends and family. Peace does not depend on our situations. It has nothing to do with our circumstances. Peace, true peace, is Jesus! I pray you are blessed by the words in this book, but more importantly, I pray it moves you to find peace and comfort at the feet … [Read more...] about Jesus Peace..Free eBook
I can't do this. But God can! This is true for absolutely everything we do. But, the bigger the dream, the loftier the goal, the harder the challenge, the more we realize just how true it is! Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4, NASB). ~*~ This verse does NOT mean He gives us everything we want. We can't claim this verse for a new car, or quote it when we want new shoes. "Well, God wants me to have the desires of my heart … [Read more...] about But God!
My son spent a few days in the hospital last week. He has rare and potentially serious health risks so his doctors tend to be extremely cautious, and because of his symptoms, he was admitted to the hospital . Thankfully, it wasn't serious and he was able to come home yesterday where he is recovering quickly. We rejoice and praise God! There is nothing I have experienced in life harder than watching my child, my son, suffer in pain, endure medical tests, procedures, and surgeries, and fight … [Read more...] about Growing Pains
Jesus died on "Good" Friday. He suffered in pain and anguish as He was beaten, tortured, and crucified. His family and friends watched in horror as He died an excruciating death while others mocked and spit at Him. So how can we possibly call it "good"? It is the most horrific day in history when the Savior was brutally killed because of our sin! If the story ended on Friday, there would be nothing "good" about it. It would be the saddest, most depressing story of … [Read more...] about Why is Good Friday “Good”?
I am so excited about my first book! All glory and praise go to God who has blessed our family in such amazing ways! The last few years have been full of illness and health struggles, but God has brought tremendous healing and peace beyond all understanding...He has also amazed us with miraculous and immediate healing! Our health struggles have been incredibly scary and hard, and they aren't over yet, but God has strengthened us with such incredible peace. We are still in a … [Read more...] about Prayers of Healing
We recently drove to the beach at the beginning of a tropical storm. Having recently moved to coastal Georgia from the Gulf of Mexico, we wanted to see the big waves rolling in before it became too dangerous to be on the beach. We weren't the only crazy ones out there, but the beach was fairly empty. Just a few others, like us, watching the power of the waves and enjoying just a glimpse of God's might and power. The wind was howling and swirling so we didn't stay long, but we … [Read more...] about Staying Afloat