Getting Rid Of Labels: 12 Truths From Ephesians 1 {And a Free Printable!}

We talked about Labels vs. Names this week. From personal experience, I know how difficult it is to rip these labels off. Many of my attempts have left me with some of the backing and glue stuck to  my soul. I’m learning the only way to truly rid yourself is with God’s truths. What does […]

3 Steps To Loosen Fears Grip Over Your Life

I sat there in silence. I had no audible words, yet a thunderous roar of emotions welled up inside of me. I felt my heart shaken. The knot in my chest traveled up to my throat until it physically hurt. Without inviting them to the conversation, tears filled my eyes. In an effort to stop […]

Jesus, If You’re Willing {You Can Make Me Clean}

Hope is rising up and I can’t shake off the feeling of expectancy. Like the man with leprosy whose skin disease brought great suffering, I’ve broken through the crowd. Kneeling at Jesus’ feet, I’ve prayed the same prayer, “Lord, if you’re willing, you can make me clean.”  Jesus, If You’re Willing… I’ve walked around with […]

Moving Past Limitations {Pursuing Your Dreams}

When all you see is opposition and obstacles, dreaming can be difficult. Discouragement and disappointment set in robbing us of our strength and vitality. It takes courage to look at disappointment in the face and move forward anyway. Proverbs puts it so well, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree […]

They Lacked Confidence, They Didn’t Trust God, and They Didn’t Believe It Existed

“Mom, I just don’t get it!” My 6-year-old old was dumbfounded. She just didn’t understand. It didn’t make sense to her. “Mom, why would God’s people leave Egypt to go to the Promised Land and then want to go back? Why would they go forward and then want to go backwards?” I looked at her […]

The Law Of Intentionality {Do you have a plan for your personal growth?}

A life plan? Uh, I have a day plan. Does that count? I have a few goals and priorities. How about that? Is that good enough?  Reading through John Maxwell’s book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, I am immediately confronted with this question. “Life is in session. Are you present?”  John walks us through […]

Digging Beneath The Surface {That’s Where It’s At!}

It’s funny, isn’t it? You know, how when you think you understand something, God takes you to a whole different level. I’m not talking about ascending into the heavens, higher and higher, kind of level. Instead, it’s bending lower and lower, understanding that our knowledge and wisdom is so unsophisticated and basic next to the […]

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly {He Wants In…}

There’s a message etched into my heart and I cannot run from it. It’s the message God’s been teaching me since the night I lay on the floor of the hotel suite crying my heart out. He spoke it so clearly into my spirit, “Why won’t you let Me sit here with you? We don’t […]

Sinking Is Not An Option {Steady Yourself In Him} & FREE Scripture Cards Printable

“Come,” Jesus said to Peter. Peter put one leg out of the boat,” my daughter looked at me, dark-brown eyes wide in astonishment.   I continued, “He started walking towards Jesus! But all of a sudden he noticed the wind {whoosh} and the high waves around him {crash}, and he became afraid!” Lem sat there […]

You Have Been Summoned {Will You Show Up?}

I was reminded yesterday of desires long forgotten. Dreams I had previously tucked away in the crevices of my soul were now peeking out at me. I could see the glimpses of sights familiar, yet so mysterious. And I’m not afraid. I want to be afraid. I want to be nervous. But the reality is […]