Sharing Our Lives

“We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives because you were dear to us.” – 1 Thessalonians 2:5 Sharing the ugly and shameful parts of life with others seems impossible.  Who wants to “air their dirty laundry” for…

Learning to Fly

During my bible study this morning, I’m learning about joy in hardship.  Weird concept right?! I don’t know about you, but most of my days start with prayer and bible study, getting my mind right for the day, then without fail I close the book, something happens and I’m letting my emotions, frustrations, fears, and…

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…

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. …