• While You Wait

    Originally posted on Deeper Roots:
    “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.” Psalm 130:6 I sat in the doctor’s office and grew more frustrated every minute…

  • Pure Hearts

    There have been times in my life when I hear God with absolute clarity.  Then there are times when I struggle to hear God at all.  I used to chuck this up to “seasons” of life.  However, the more I study God’s Word, the more I realize that while we go through “seasons”, God’s intention… Continue Reading

  • Though You Slay Me….

    I took last week off to get my oldest daughter ready for college and then take her.  I didn’t experience any great sadness as I was so excited for her.  However, this week, as I am starting to miss her, I think it is finally setting in…our family is forever changed. Now that the school… Continue Reading

  • Keep Your Hands Up!

    Originally posted on Pearls For Pigs:
    “And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.” (Exodus 17:11, KJV) In this chapter, the Israelites were in the wilderness and they were thirsty. They had been questioning Moses about God’s true presence, if…

  • Create, Renew, Refill, & Restore

    Psalm 51:1-17 (NKJ): Have mercy on me, O God,     according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion     blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash away all my iniquity     and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions,     and my sin is always before me. 4 Against you, you only, have I sinned     and done… Continue Reading

  • The Choice to Believe

    Romans 8:28 (NKJ): And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. These few words have gotten me through many tough times.  Some days, these words are the only thing that kept me going.  Why?  Because my experience has shown… Continue Reading

  • The Atmosphere You Create

    Originally posted on Life in Focus:
    Balboa Island sits like a glistening jewel in Southern California’s Newport Harbor. Getting there involves a short drive across a bridge from the city of Newport Beach or a three -minute ferry ride from the Balboa Peninsula. The 126-acre island has been a popular place for the last century…

  • Misunderstood and Underused

      Holy Spirit is without a doubt one of the most misunderstood teachings of the Bible.  While he is the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, and our power to walk out our Christian life, he is often times a mystery to most believers.  As incredulous as that sounds, I am just beginning to see… Continue Reading

  • What Is Your Superpower?

    I very much dislike yard work.  It is not mowing the grass I mind so much, but it is those darn weeds.  I hate pulling weeds.  No matter how much weed killer I use, or how much of the root I get, there always seems to be another weed just waiting to sprout.  So much… Continue Reading

  • Look for the Victories

    I am in a season of growth.  I know without a doubt God is working some things out in me and in my life. I may not like the process, but I am excited about the results.  I am excited for the victories. Victories, yes, victories.  I don’t know about you, but I am a… Continue Reading