For a long, long time I wanted to blame the enemy for wreaking destruction. I’ve given into the temptation too and blamed most of the people who love me most, including my Father who loves me best. Yet, I am the one who had a choice to believe in the goodness of God and trust in His faithfulness. I am the one who bought the cheap lies and allowed the enemy to leave my secret heart in ruins. … More Beauty: A broken heart and crushed spirit
Doesn’t it make sense I would ask for the fruit of love, joy, and peace to be evident in my life? Surely no one would question me asking for a bumper crop of kindness, goodness, faithfulness or gentleness? And don’t we all ask for a bushel more self-control in our lives? … More FMF: Why would I ask for that?
I watched this scene with intense interest and the tears began to pool in my eyes. Jesus asked her who was left to condemn her. She answered that no one was left. He tells her to go in peace because He didn’t condemn her either. Can you imagine the immediate relief and the weight that was lifted from her? I absolutely can because I’m struggling with a thing also. … More Saturday Share with Quantrilla Ard
Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have … More Lessons of a Good Father
David said to God, “Was it not I who ordered the fighting men to be counted? I, the shepherd, have sinned and done wrong. These are but sheep. What have they done? Lord my God, let your hand fall on me and my family but do not let this plague remain on your people.” 1 Chronicles 21:17, NIV ~Obedience~ … More When leaders sin…
“What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it … More Just stop all the fussin’
We need a broader understanding of what it means to be heroic. A brave person is not made in a single moment, on center stage, but in the thousands of little choices that go unseen by all by God. For me, bravery is built every time I choose to walk into a room believing that I am a daughter of the King. … More Saturday Share with Marie Gregg
This Five Minute Friday focus word is intentional. My 5:00 timer is set and off we go! When I think of the word intentional all I can think of initially is how far I fall short. And then I choose to turn my eyes toward Jesus and realize He is the example of intentionality. Father is the … More FMF: How might I be intentional today?
Don’t get me wrong, it’s hard to pray this for people you love. My imagination wanted to run to all the most horrible things that could be uncovered. … More Do you want deep and hidden things revealed?