Marriage

Tomorrow marks my twenty-second wedding anniversary!  Woohoo!!  I know, it’s crazy that we haven’t killed each other yet…although, there is still time!!  HAHA! For us, we usually just go to a nice dinner and exchange cards.  So, as I was browsing the card isle the other day looking for the perfect message to give to […]

Keeping It Simple

So many times we try to make life more complicated than it is.  Why is that? Some of my examples include the fact that I’ve been saying for years that I want my kids to grow up with a servant’s heart, but I’ve done nothing to make this happen.  I’ve prayed for wisdom, but refused […]

Dose of Daily Encouragement

A dear friend of mine recently sent me an article that discussed Learning to Pray.  The commentary gave some good and new ideas on how to start the day the best way possible and I thought you might be interested in the one prayer that stood out among them all!! O Lord, grant that I […]

Agreeing

When did it become necessary for us to agree with each other in order for us to love each other? Is there any reason why we can’t be patient, kind, humble, caring, generous, thoughtful, compassionate and considerate with those who don’t have our same belief systems without the anger, frustration and hatefulness that we constantly […]

Loving Jesus

On Tuesday, I asked the question, “What does your relationship with Jesus look like?”  Have you thought about it?  Have you talked with Jesus to ask Him what it should look like? The twenty questions could go on forever, but today I want to narrow in on actually what loving Jesus looks like for you. […]

Meeting Jesus

Sunday’s Easter service was amazing!  Not only was I able to worship with friends and family, but I also learned that hallelujah means “Praise God” and that amen means “I believe it.”  Love it when I learn new stuff!!! As I listened to the sermon that listed the many prophesies of the coming of Christ […]

Walking Towards Redemption

As we march through Holy Week to Easter Sunday, it occurs to me that our lives are aptly named a journey – just like the path Jesus took to the cross. Each day of Jesus’s life led him to the day he saved the world. For God so loved the world, that he gave his […]

Sinners and Outcasts

Have you ever had a moment where a realization hurt your heart because you recognized how much you really stink at living like Jesus? This happened to me on Sunday listening to a sermon on Sinners, Outcasts and the Poor. I think we can all agree that helping the poor is a good thing to […]

The Cancer That Really Kills

Lately, my heart has hurt as I’ve remembered a dear friend who died of breast cancer two years ago this past week.  In her short life she touched many and made a profound impact on all those around who met her. Susan was such an amazing person with a penchant for life! Sadly, her family […]

Giving It Up For God!

As Lent came around this year, I really had no intention of giving anything up.  Not that I wasn’t interested, but I didn’t have any ideas on what to do.  However, on Monday I had a conversation with God and to my surprise HE gave me an idea! It went something like this…. “Should I […]