Are you a realist? Do you not dare to hope for the fear of being disappointed? Well, not only do I believe it is perfectly acceptable to God to hope, I think it is essential to getting and keeping a Godly mindset. If you missed our first two installments in this series, please check them out by clicking the following links: Be Positive Choose Peace … Continue reading Dare to Hope (Getting and Keeping a Godly Mindset Day 3 of 4)
Psalms 34:14 (NKJ): Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Are you easily upset? Are you unhappy with how you react to negative circumstances in your life? Well, good news, today we will discuss how to choose peace when our day and life does not go as planned. Last time, we discussed that in order to have and keep a Godly mindset … Continue reading Choose Peace (Getting and Keeping a Godly Mindset Day 2 of 4)
We are a few weeks into the new year and, right now, some of those resolutions we made are starting to feel like weights tied to our ankles. Our motivations and enthusiasm may be dwindling, but I pray to be of some encouragement. Maybe, just maybe, what you need to accomplish your goals is a fresh mindset….a Godly mindset. What is a Godly mindset? I … Continue reading Be Positive (Getting and Keeping a Godly Mindset Day 1 of 4)
Have you ever thought to yourself, “Man, I just can’t get it right today!” I have had a lot of these days lately. Yesterday, as I was driving along and belting out one of my favorite “Oldies but Goodies,” a line in the song, one I have heard a million times (okay, maybe not a million but certainly a lot) really hit me hard. Thank … Continue reading Can You Sign His Name to the End of Your Day?
Does it seem as if God keeps throwing you into battle? For me, it honestly seems I go from one battlefield to the next. I simply find myself praying to God for at least a little break before the next fight begins. It can be discouraging and sometimes it feels as if maybe I am doing something wrong or being punished. Yesterday, I was grateful … Continue reading His Encouraging Words
Yesterday, I shared the importance of having joy in the Lord. It was a much-needed reminder for myself and I hope a few of you as well. However, just simply knowing this is not enough; we have to know how to apply it to our lives. What I am about to do is going to seem sacrilegious to some and, at the least, disrespectful to … Continue reading How to Get Your Joy Back Once You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling
Yes, I am back….and it feels good to be back. You may have noticed my blog has gotten a facelift and a name change. It has been a change a long time in the making and it feels great to finally get it done. 2015 was not the year I expected it be, and I do not think I have ever been so glad to … Continue reading My Word for 2016
I just love, love, love God’s confirmation.
As you all well know, the matter of service has been on my heart for a few months, or more like a year. Last October, in a morning Bible study, I was overcome by Matthew 25, The Final Judgment, in which it explains how the nations will be separated…those who served…and those who didn’t. I have not been able to shake these verses and all year I have been looking for different ways to serve. Continue reading “Be Blessed and Be a Blessing”
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 year is underway, I am back to subbing. I so … Continue reading Though You Slay Me….
I love when inspiration smacks me upside the head. That is exactly what happened to me today and all from the sweetest five-year-old girl named Heavenly Joy. Yes, this girl has talent, but it is her words and heart for Jesus that captivates me and reminds me that all is not lost during these dark times. Oh Lord, thank you for reminding us just how important … Continue reading Out of the Mouths of Babes