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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Living Out Your Best Life {What To Do With Your Unspoken Dreams?}

Chelsea was a dreamer. Since she was a little girl, she just knew she was created to live out great pursuits and endeavors. Perhaps it was the little voice inside which didn’t allow her to give up, “Chelsea, you were created for more than this. You don’t belong here. You weren’t created for mediocre living.” […]

Freestyle Mapping {Free Printable}

It’s Monday. I absolutely love Mondays. Not only do you start the week off encouraged by Sunday’s message, but you start over anew. Mondays remind me it’s a new day, a new week, a new opportunity to walk in the newness of Christ. Monday’s remind me that my mistakes, failures, setbacks, and even victories of […]

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 […]