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…

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. …

We’re Never really Empty

Ever feel like you’ve got nothing left in the tank for anyone else?  Ever feel like it’s been weeks, maybe years since you have felt full of life or just not running on empty? Being a mom and a wife sure adds to the running on empty emotions. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so glad…

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…

Prayer Needs More Teamwork

Pray continually, pray when you need something like wisdom or transformation, pray with thanksgiving and repentance…  I’ve always known this.  Too often though, my prayers would start as I lay in bed, and before saying “Amen” I’m fast asleep.  Or while driving, cooking dinner…. and my mind would be on to the next thing before…