Let Us Pray

I woke up this morning thinking about politics. Ugh. “Lord, I don’t want to get into a political debate this morning on Facebook.” I thought. The Holy Spirit said, “Neither do I. But avoiding issues don’t make them go away. Pray for your nation.” So here is my prayer: “Father, I thank you that you are God and there is none other than you. Our hope as a nation is...

Ride or Die

The other morning my husband and I were joking around with each other. I suggested I was going to divorce him and he said, “I’m not worried about that. You are my ride or die.” I gotta tell you, I was a little offended. I thought, “If he thinks I’m ride or die, he hasn’t been paying attention the last thirty years.” Ride or die is slang for a person,...

Free. Forgiven. Favored.

Rescued. Redeemed. Reconciled. That is who we are as believers. We were rescued. That word means to draw to ones self. To deliver. God delivered us from the chains of darkness – from fear, from hopelessness, from sin, from disobedience – unto Himself – into the Kingdom Of Jesus. We are no longer slaves to sin but to righteousness. Sin is no longer our master. If we find ourselves partnering with...

That’s What Friends are For

My life is busy. Too busy. In the middle of the busyness I have friends and family going through major life crisis. Last night, as I drifted off to sleep, they were on my heart. I love them so much. I wish I could step in, pray the right prayer, and all of their problems would be solved. I drifted off to sleep last night with a heavy heart, carrying...

Backstory

Yes, that bad thing happened. You were hurt. You were rejected. You were discriminated against. You were mistreated. Yes, it was unfair. Yes, it happened. It is your backstory. But now you have a choice. Do I allow my backstory to dictate my future story or do I accept Jesus’ redemption of my backstory? Will I allow Satan to keep me as a victim or will I share in Jesus’...

We Win

Spiritual Warfare. The enemy is sneaky. Deceiving. Conniving. A poo-poo head. Yesterday was a day to be celebrated! My new book was released. (https://www.amazon.com/Redefined-Jesus-Invades-Womans-Heart/dp/1610364090) If you would have told me 10 years ago, I would have a book published by a major publishing company, I would have envisioned a celebration to end all celebrations. But instead, my day included a broken website, a family crisis, an after school review, more...

Misappropriated Grace?

You are too busy if you don’t have time to visit a friend in the hospital. You are too busy if you don’t have time to focus on what God has called you to do. You are too busy if you don’t have time for your family, even if they are grown and gone. You are too busy if you don’t have time to care for yourself by exercising and...

Go Be Awesome Today

This past weekend was full of celebrations. I celebrated a dear friend’s life. I celebrated the release of my new book. I celebrated a new beginning for dear friends. As I reflect on this weekend, I realize life is filled with Laughter and tears. New beginnings and Seasons ends. Joys and sorrows. Celebrations and mournings. Life and death. Highs and lows. Dreams fulfilled and disappointments. In this life, change is...

The Struggle

The struggle is real. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭NKJV‬ The struggle to discern the spirit and attack it not the person. The struggle to not be offended by the person. The struggle to love, to bless, to wish well those...

Saturday

It started with a 30 minute wait at WalMart and an admission of how truly impatient I am at times. It ended with my Heavenly Father inviting me to learn a lesson of a lifetime. He patiently showed me how to wait on Him so that I would be renewed in the wait. Learning to wait with joy, with expectation, with anticipation, is perhaps one of the most important lessons...