Four o'clock in the morning. That's what time I used to get up before the shelter-in-place mandate was set. If I found myself crawling in bed at 10 or 11pm then I'd show myself some grace and "sleep in" until 4:45am. That was pushing it. Nowadays, getting up before 7am is a real struggle. I... Continue Reading →
Up until now, I always thought that service to God and relationship with God were equally important. Almost two years ago I published a blog post titled, "Is it Possible to Repay God?"and while I meant well, scripture proves that I had it very wrong. The church at Ephesus consistently gave their service to God... Continue Reading →
Lo-debar. The words “lack” and “desolation” immediately come to mind. No thriving crops, no harvest to bring in. Some translations state that it means “no pasture”. Other sources say that it means “nothing”. To me it sounds like a forgotten town for forgotten people. The story of Mephibosheth, who came out of Lo-debar after... Continue Reading →
Any time you are faced with unfavorable odds, it is likely that God is giving Himself the opportunity to show you who He really is and what He is really capable of. In other words, it's a set up. When the Israelites first left Egypt, there were many countries that sought to take advantage of their... Continue Reading →
The other week my husband and I were leaving church one night when our 7-month old started crying. We had a long drive ahead of us and it had already been a long day so neither of us felt like hearing her scream the whole ride home. For that reason he asked me to sit... Continue Reading →
Am I the only one that wakes up some mornings feeling like the devil is sitting at my bedside waiting to serve me a hot cup of discouragement? I can’t even open my eyes to thank God for another day before he reminds me of all of the things that are going wrong in my life...
I’m sure most of us have been in a situation where we’ve had to terminate a relationship, whether it was romantic or otherwise, due to a lack of reciprocity. We constantly emptied ourselves of all that we had to give and received very little in return. This says nothing about our value and who we are as a person and is only proof that we cherished the relationship more than the other party did.