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 […]

Scripture Memorization For Children

Although you can pick any scripture to memorize, I like to pray and use scripture that best applies to our current situation. Recently I noticed a lot of bickering, quarreling, and plain old nastiness going on between my 14 year-old son and my 6 year-old daughter. I prayed about it and was at a loss […]

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 […]

That Jumbled Mess You’re Looking At Is Really A Masterpiece!

You bought the puzzle because the picture on the box looked amazing. It was beautiful. Looking at the corner of the box cover, you read 1000 pieces. You weren’t discouraged, though. You knew what the outcome would be and you were okay with the work required to get there. Until you opened the box, of […]

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 2-Minute Interaction That Changed My Life {Mercy and Justice, We’re All Called To It}

If you’re new to the blog and want to find out more about the {Live Life Fully Committed Challenge}  click {here} * * * I walked down the long, quiet hallway of the Children’s Hospital. It must have been somewhere between 10 -11 pm. I was tired. So tired.  But I had a bag of laundry […]

{The Sparkle Box} Faith Always Triumphs Fear!

If you’re new to the blog and want to find out more about the {Live Life Fully Committed Challenge}  click {here} * * * I hold the red Sparkle Box, fingers clasped around it tightly. It’s not very fancy, merely a cardboard box from the Dollar Tree. It’s the same box that overturned my Christmas.  And […]