It was the late 80’s and early 90’s when Madonna, Prince, and Janet Jackson led the fashion trends. I was far from God at that time and living in the world of bawdy fashion — until God got a hold of me. Once I began faithfully following Him, my identity began to change and I began reflecting His character
Throughout life, we all experience two kinds of Roadblocks. External Roadblocks are physical barriers, circumstances, or people that hinder us from pursuing God’s plans for our lives. Internal Roadblocks are reoccurring, destructive attitudes or feelings, like unforgiveness, anger, guilt, shame, insecurity, hopelessness, and fear, that keep us discouraged, distracted, and in denial. Roadblocks hinder our relationships, they interfere with
All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize. 1 Corinthians 9:25 Are you a self-starter when it comes to going to the gym? Honestly, I’m not. I purposely need to make a workout date with a friend, to keep me from rescheduling or postponing the inevitable, productive pain that comes from a good
Hope is the daily ingredient we all need to thrive and there’s one place hope can consistently be found. In today’s blog, Ann discusses our need for hope, how difficult life can be without it, and shares insights and practical steps that challenge us to harvest hope each and every day.
We all want our plan A’s to work out in life, especially when our loved ones lives are a concern, but what happens when we’re faced with a plan B? Today, MaryJo talks about accepting the lesser plan, particularly when it appears to make no sense.
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle-bustle of life and fail to recognize the needs of others. Today, Ann challenges us to respond with grace when we run across people with bad attitudes or who are rude. We all have the ability to extend grace, but are we ready and willing to do so on a moment’s notice?
We may cry over what we don’t have, not realizing that we would’ve cried twice as hard if God had given it to us. Today, Kathy challenges us to think about some of our unanswered prayers- perhaps they were a blessing in disguise.
If we ignore or suppress our dreams long enough, they will become distant memories and will never have the opportunity to be realized. Today, Ann dares us to dream, and encourages us to ask God to reveal His God-sized dream for our life.
Some time ago, God revealed to me that He is a big picture God and that He is equally detailed too. Why should this matter? Because for us to see the bigger story in our lives, we need understand the bigger picture and the bigger purposes of God in our lives. Time frames our lives, and the images we paint
If you were building a house, you would never start framing until a solid foundation was properly in place. So why not approach your spiritual life with the same care and concern? Without a strong foundation, our houses crumble in severe storms. Similarly, without a solid spiritual foundation, we crumble, sometimes at the mere mention of a storm. Jesus uses