Filling the void

Pressing into our Creator’s heart and learning about who He is and what He desires from us fills a huge void in my heart. Worshipping Him, dwelling on His goodness, His will, His love, His grace, fills me in the deepest places. When I am full, I don’t need to turn to things, people, pleasures […]

Decide ahead of time.

When it comes to temptation, or difficult circumstances that you know lie ahead, I think it is helpful to decide how you will handle the situation (generally speaking) ahead of time. For example, how much will I eat at the BBQ?, how will I respond when attacked/accused?, how will I handle my kids when they […]

Hope we carry tight in our hearts

No matter what, we have hope. Hope that we are indeed saved. Hope for the future, because Jesus is alive. Hope that Jesus loves us for who we are today…right now. It is out of this unconditional love that we operate. And out of our absolute certainty of the hope that we have in Jesus […]

Lent

Each year the Lord highlights something special for me for each Christian holiday. Tonight, on the eve of Lent, as my children lay sleeping, I am reflecting on what just happened in my home last Saturday night, as I was preparing for a small V-day party at my home. The refrigerator went out due to […]

Love Does

Just like the Bob Goff book, love can be so sweetly said. But, I have learned, if somebody loves you, they show it through action. We are all limited, yes, and there is grace in our struggle with natural human selfishness, but true, deep, real love-always does. This Valentine’s Day I am focused on loving […]

Persevering help

I know the importance of perseverance. But day after day, handling physical pain and trying to internally motivate myself to think positive and push through battles and chronic pain can be too much to bear, even for types who bend toward trying to be tough/push through pain/persevere. There is a limit. God is reassuring me […]

Craving coffee today, but I was determined to go on a bike ride and stick to tea. The kids and I had a lovely bike ride in nice 50 degree weather. It was just what we needed! Thankful to be with my kids and thankful to make memories together as we go through this Advent […]

Gratitude

Tonight, as I baked chocolate chip cookies and got ready for our move, I contemplated what makes me truly happy: tonight, I am so thankful for Jesus, always longing to press into Him deeper. But I am on a path towards Him, noticing Him, hearing Him, filled up by Him and just so very thankful […]

Passion

Have you felt a loss of passion? Maybe for certain things/activities/pursuits? I think it is important to guard your heart and keep your passion. Let your heart feel alive for something. Block out all the negative and replace it with TRUTH. This week I am focusing on keeping my heart protected and staying passionate about […]