Thursday, October 17, 2013
I will forever be grateful that I've been able to spend almost my entire life walking with Jesus. I honestly don't remember a time He wasn't a part of my life. I've benefited from a lifetime of loving His Word. He's protected my heart and kept me from so many tragic life choices. However, there is a part of me that has always felt I was missing something.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Please enjoy this excerpt from my book, Never Go Hungry Again: A Spiritual Nutrition Guide for Moms.
We all know we are supposed to drink eight glasses of water a day, right? I hope you are better at it than I am. God’s Word has a few things to say about water. It calls Jesus “The Living Water.” It compares water to the Word of God. It also says that Jesus is the Word…which brings us back to the fact that He is the Living Water.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
I've been learning something this week. Want to hear about it?
I've been learning that it takes way more strength to respond in humility than to respond in pride. Pride is easy. It is natural. Pride builds fortresses around reputations. Pride needs to be right. Pride cannot hold back a defense. Pride does not take strength.
Humility on the other hand is willing to look stupid when you know you aren't. It is willing to be "wrong" when you know you are probably right. It is willing to look foolish for the greater glory, like an undercover agent in critical covert ops. Humility takes a whole lot of courage and strength. Humility lays aside the reputation. Humility can be quiet even when you have a good defense. Humility is hard....but it is the necessary catalyst to change.
Humility changes you. Humility changes those around you. Humility opens doors.
Have we forgotten what that looks like?
There aren't many people in my life that have the power to take the wind out of my sails. One of them used it recently, and I've been in a really hard place....praying through what is truth, and what is not.....praying through what I need to change and what I need to ignore....learning to be quiet when I could say so very much.
...and something is happening...something completely contrary to what the world would say. I'm becoming stronger.
How is that possible? Because I know who I am in Christ. When we know who we are in Christ, humility is a Godly response that doesn't damage our confidence. Without that identity piece, humility feels like we're morphing into a doormat. There are no doormats in Christ. But there are strong, humble, beautiful people willing to lay down all that they hold dear for the Glory of God.
Do you know who you are?
Friday, June 14, 2013
I was smearing mayo on my son's sandwich this week and being grateful for the mom that taught me that if you spread stuff on the heel side of the bread, and face the heel into the sandwich, you can easily trick your kids into eating the heels. That's thinking outside of the box.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I was recently asked by Shelton Interactive to review some brand new books on the market, produced by Blackaby Minsitries International. Since Experiencing God is such a big part of my testimony, I was thrilled to do so. Experiencing God is what taught me that God was pursuing a love relationship with me. The whole concept of a love relationship with God was earth-shattering to me. I felt I was literally starting over with God at that point. So I also got the Experiencing God Bible, so I could read it fresh and new, like I'd never read it before. (My other Bible was completely full of highlights and notes).