“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 I don’t get overly excited about going to the gym or working out with weights, but I’m always glad when I do. Not only do I feel better emotionally, but I know that working out benefits my body and makes it stronger.
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 Before learning to study God’s Word for myself, my knowledge and understanding of the Bible relied solely on sermons, devotions, and the beliefs and explanations of friends and family.
God has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free. Luke 4:18 Each week I have the privilege of ministering to women in a local jail. These precious women have had difficult lives and made destructive decisions which ultimately lead to imprisonment. My heart breaks for them as
“… with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:2,3 I was invited to an event in the same city where several of my family members live. Because I hadn’t talked to them in many years, I was honestly hesitant to even let them know I would
“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Matthew 6:14 Do you realize that forgiving someone is actually a gift to yourself and holding onto unforgiveness actually leads to bitterness and pain that keep you stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts and emotions? Forgiving someone who has hurt us
This Mother’s Day, I have so much to be thankful for. I was blessed to have a wonderful mother, to become a mother to two amazing boys, and to now be a grandmother to two of the most adorable grandkids. As a little girl, my mom was my hero. She was the glue that held our family together, a pillar
“As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.” Isaiah 66:13a What does it mean to be a mom? Some might say, it’s giving birth, taking on years of responsibility, and setting aside personal needs to ensure children embrace their God-given potential and pursue their God-given dreams. I say –– it’s this –– and so much more! I’ve
“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trials when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 1 Peter 4:12 Pain and suffering are a normal part of life. But, God never intended for us to walk through our struggles alone. Quite the opposite – when difficulties come our way, God’s Word
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 Do you ever feel frustrated or stuck in your circumstances? I have. There have been times when I’ve felt hopeless when I’ve wondered where, how or when I might
Each of us has a life story. I experienced a devastating divorce in 2015 – after 32 years of marriage. To tell you I was heartbroken, would be an understatement. Not only was I suddenly single, having my precious family ripped apart; but I was also in a crisis with God. WHY God? —- How could you let