Doubt You Don’t Own Me

I’m coming to the end of another book.  Before I start each book and before I start reading every day I invite God in and make this lesson personal.  I ask Him to open my heart and mind that I may learn the lessons He has planned for me and that I am changed and…

Equipping our Daughters

I can’t recall the start of my hormones or the emotions they brought, but as I watch my girls grow and change I can see the small swings they have and how much their minds are increasingly ‘under attack.’ As I reflect on my current emotional battles that tend to swing on a monthly cycle…

Is Your Beauty Hidden by What Holds You Down?

Oak trees are pretty common around me.  Everywhere I look I can spot about 30 of them, many line our 80-acre farm. But, there is one oak tree that has stood out in my mind and I can not find another like it. In the early days of my Breaking Fee bible study journey, my…

Breaking Free

Hey all!  It’s been quite some time since I’ve written.  My world has been full of chaos, unknowns, stress, a whole lot of breaking down and a newly found breaking free. Following Jesus and taking steps to live life more like Him isn’t easy and being humbled every day can be quite painful. The last…

Twisted Pride

“Putting yourself down is a twisted form of pride” These words stick with me as I close out my bible study this morning.  I am doing a study of Breaking Free by Beth Moore and day one hits me square between the eyes with these powerful, call-me-out, change-my-thinking, words. I love to learn and grow. …

Anxieties of a people pleaser

Too many times I’ve found myself ashamed of who I am because I didn’t please someone. Thought’s of “I wish I were different so I didn’t upset them” or “I wish I were someone else entirely because then they would like or approve of me.”  It’s crazy how I can go through seasons and think…