Here is the link to the video on my You Tube Channel. Are you carrying your dirty underwear for Christ? It’s not about staying obedient to a cause; it’s about staying obedient to Christ! “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done” (Luke 22.42).
God will roll down the window in our lives to remind us of His protection. “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live” (Deuteronomy 30.19).
Don’t accept the bag of poop: Video Blog 5. “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” – 1 Corinthians 10.13
When we let go of our insecurities, doubts, fears and negative self-talk, we are better able to “Go out on a limb for Christ” and be obedient to His call! “Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.’” – Luke 19.9
Life is filled with “fake diamonds” and dead-ends, but they are directing us on God’s best path for our lives! “IN HIS HEART A MAN PLANS HIS COURSE, BUT THE LORD DETERMINES HIS STEPS.” Proverbs 16.9 NIV
My family just left a season of nitpicking—no, not for flaws or mistakes, but literally picking nits out of each other’s hair! My middle son received lice from a friend, and from there we all fell prey. The only person unaffected was my husband, so I assume lice don’t like gelled, short hair. To say this was one of my worst nightmares is an understatement. Not only do these small parasites freak me out (I won’t even look at their picture on the Internet,) they also cause so much havoc in people’s lives. We had to call family and friends. Continue reading
We learn why Ruth was never allowed to be the worker of the fields that she would one day own. She went from being a beggar to being the master! See how waiting on God’s timing and allowing the Holy Spirit to do a work in your heart will promote you OWNER of the Promised Land that God has for you! “I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor” –Jesus (John 4.38 NIV).
The Jewish people are sad after building the Second Temple because it is not as grand as the First Temple (Solomon’s Temple). But God encourages His People in Haggai 2.4-5: “Be strong, all you people of the land,” declares the Lord, “and work. For I am with you…my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.” Our visions for our lives (families, marriages, careers, ministries, etc.) may not have turned out how we had planned, but Jesus is found in our brokenness and humility. We draw closer to Him in our disappointments, knowing that our intimacy with God is a priceless Continue reading
We had just come back from a weeklong family vacation the night before, and I went into the kitchen the next morning, contemplating what I would cook for breakfast. All three of my kids sat at the table, waiting with anticipation for their morning meal. I opened the refrigerator and stared at the emptiness. I had made sure to use up most of our groceries before we left, so nothing would be wasted. The fridge looked bare without its usual occupants of milk, OJ, eggs, fruit and vegetables. Suddenly, I heard my 8-year old son cry out, “Mom! The refrigerator!” Continue reading
My 8-year-old son jerked on the door over and over again, frustrated that it wouldn’t open. I could see one of the teachers through the vertical window, taking in the moment and biding her time. She wanted to give him a few extra seconds of hopelessly yanking on the handle before opening it and commencing her one minute lecture. The door challenge became a lesson of locked doors and how they will not magically open on their own. I totally understand her point, and I value her instruction to my son. That being said, I too have a point of Continue reading