So maybe I am the only mom out there who has to deal with this, but some days - probably more than I care to admit - I come home in a funk. I am stressed and moody. I feel like I am drowning in my to-do list, and I only have my eyes on … Continue reading Shake It Off… 4 Ways to Shake Off the Afternoon Funk.
I was raised by a Baptist preacher. There was always a Bible around my house. I memorized Genesis 1:1 and John 3:16 as a child. I could tell you the four gospels and find most scriptures in the Bible within seconds... But I didn’t know the Word. I knew what I had been taught … Continue reading Why do I need to read the Bible?
4 Ways to Stay Off Balance for God I woke up an hour before my alarm to a stress induced nightmare, one of those dreams that really looks too close to reality to brush off, so instead I lay in bed and worry. I stress over little things and honestly some big things. On … Continue reading How Staying Off Balance will Keep You Balanced…
I know I have spend the last 3 weeks talking about how blessings aren’t always what we typically call blessings. Blessings aren’t just a nice house and car with a healthy family. Blessings may be a sick child, that forces you to rely fully on God. It may be an empty bank account, so that … Continue reading Be a Blessing
Count your blessings, name them one by one, Count your blessings, see what God has done! Do you recognize the lyrics to this old gospel song? This is one I grew up on and will probably be singing all day just because I type the lyrics here. But, that is not such a bad thing, … Continue reading Count your blessings
Last week, I was waiting for someone to die. It sounds horrible, I know, but it’s true. While I kept on a happy face entertaining and teaching my students each day, while I came home and cared for and loved my children, while cleaned the clutter around the house, someone I love was lying in … Continue reading Do I trust God to bless me?
"What a blessing!” “We are so blessed.” “Bless your heart.” I live in the South so of course I had to throw that last one in. But the truth of the matter is that we throw these cliches around many times, and I wonder if we even know what we are saying… What is a … Continue reading What a blessing…
No, this is not a blog about working out! Though that might be a good idea because I could use some pointers - like how to get off the couch… Well, I guess I am not the person for that type of blog, but we are going to talk about strength and endurance today. At … Continue reading Working Out Your Faith
I love fruit. I could eat it all day long - guilt free, might I add - and there aren’t too many fruits I don’t like. Sweet and juicy, refreshing. Fruit is definitely one of God’s gifts to us (I can only imagine how good it tasted in the Garden). But I do not like … Continue reading practice bearing good fruit
When I was a little girl, I loved to play with Barbies. I can remember one of my best friends and I must have played with Barbies for hours and hours. And when I played with Barbies, my Barbies always played out the same story line. Barbie met her husband, got married, became a school … Continue reading Practice Walking