I can remember when two of my boys struggled to like each other. I gave consequences. I gave talks. And one day I even tried to “facilitate” a positive discussion. I brought them together and said “Tell me one thing you like about each other”. Well, that totally backfired because one popped off “nothing”. But I kept praying for them. Prayer can change hearts. Would you believe those two boys are actually very close these days? I’m so thankful. Read More
I want to love as Christ loves. I want to be aware of the needs of those around me. Loving others and being aware of their needs will take me being sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s prompting by abiding with Christ. (John 15:5). Lord, help me, strengthen me and be mighty through me, so I notice other’s needs more than my own. Read More
We all have a deep need to connect with our Heavenly Father. And we have a responsibility to make Him our #1 priority in life. However, if you are like me, oftentimes I don’t do the very thing I know is best for me and that I need to do. Read More
Last night, I sent a text to my kid who was upstairs that said “Sorry for being irritable today”. (Does anybody else text their kids in the house?!? Ha!) Read More
Disappointments come in all shapes and sizes, don’t they? Maybe you were disappointed in Mother’s Day because of an unmet expectation. Maybe you can relate to having disappointments with your marriage, or disappointments with your children, or disappointments in others or yourself? Read More
We are having dinner together a lot but that doesn’t mean we are having great conversations. I used my family as the “guinea pig” on these questions. My favorite question was probably “Who would you NOT want to be in quarantine with”? Read More
Friend, this may be the last prayer you feel like praying right now, considering you have spent so much time together, confined within the walls of your home for at least a month. But, could I encourage you to read on before you move on?.
During this most unusual time in history we all need to take care of our souls better than we ever have. If we are not careful the enemy of our souls will use this time to his advantage (destruction, despair & unbelief). But the lover of our souls, our Heavenly Father, wants to use this time to draw us closer to Him and to grow & refine us. Read More
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I love getting a little quiet in before the craziness of the day begins. I love drinking my two cups of coffee and connecting with the Lord. Even though I have a quiet space most mornings, I’m struggling as I attempt to connect with the Lord. My mind is distracted and wandering. Read More