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…

The Joyful Pain of Pruning

Pruning is to cut away or remove unnecessary parts; to remove dead or living parts form a plant to increase fruit or flower production or to improve form. Abide ~ Remain ~ LOVE As Easter weekend leaves us, my heart is consumed by the words abide, remain and love.  Certain moments or even full seasons…

Stinkin’ Thinkin’ and Marriage Troubles

As I prepare for my next podcast and take time to do some reading – both correlate with emotions and how much they impact the people and circumstances around us.  I hate, so much, when I know what I should do and know what’s the right thing, yet go in the opposite direction. It really makes…

Love like a circuit – you know with boundaries…

Our topic for family devotional the other night was love.  That at all times God calls us to give love when we’re mad when we’re sad, when people are mean to us and when they are nice – Always Love. Much of my life I’ve made the mistake of thinking that love meant that I can’t…

To Inspire Change – Use Goodness

From food  to people, from taste to character – “good” is used to describe many different things, so, when reading about goodness in the bible, I’d always align it with the definitions I use for good – like being a “good girl”.  I end up seeking approval from anyone and everyone, hoping they would think…