Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? I recall many different identities I tried to personify as I went about my teen years. I remember the Brittany Spears preppy school girl, knee high socks, plaid skirts, Mary Jane shoes era of my middle school days, followed promptly by my skateboarder girl period. I went retro, bell bottom, colored shades, bargain basement finds, “forget the…

Judge Yes!

Judge Yes! Romans 12:2 (NKJV) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. “The world was never meant to change the church; the Church was meant to change the world!” – Pastor Tim Stahlman I like to observe…

The Principle Thing

The Principle Thing Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Wisdom, or the ability to apply knowledge is a crucial part of living a Godly life. The Bible is the greatest book of wisdom but there are some things that must be understood. For instance, is that which is being conveyed instruction…

Great Expectations

Great Expectations Psalms 118:8 It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in man. Have you ever made a mistake? Have you ever failed someone? I’d be willing to guess the answer is “yes”. This is not because I think you’re awful and think low of you, but because you are most likely human. I hate failing people…

The Gift of Death

The Gift of Death Genesis 3:24: So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. Death is a hard thing for many to understand. If there is a God, how could a loving God allow death?…

Nothing New

Nothing New Genesis 1:31-2:1 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. Our God is a God of purpose. When He does something, He is never surprised by the outcome. He has…

Get Wisdom

Get Wisdom Proverbs 4:7 says, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom, and in all your getting, get understanding.” Lately, I’ve found myself studying the wisdom scriptures found in the book of Proverbs and boy oh boy is this book wise! The pages of my Bible now look like a child has been coloring rainbows in them as there’s so much…

The Privilege of Knowing Jesus

The Privilege of Knowing Jesus We’ve all seen or been involved in relationships where someone has been taken for granted, whether it was us or someone else. It’s a sad thing, but it seems to be a human epidemic. We may have spent less time with our grandparents than we’ve wished we would have after they’ve passed. We may have valued our…

Living & Abiding

Living & Abiding A few years ago, I jumped on the bandwagon of these nifty little fitness trackers, starting first with the Jawbone Up App, then moving onto the FitBit. I found my competitive nature enough to stir me up to achieve my goal everyday, typically even surpassing it. I lost a lot of weight, I felt great, and it was all…

Be Hungry

Be Hungry It’s that time of year, the holidays, where families and friends come together to share in times of fellowship and in my personal favorite, times of great food. Since we’ve been married, the holidays have become a time of double dinners, if you know what I️ mean, my family dinner, then my husband’s family dinner. And if you’re like me,…