No Matter How Dark Your Past or Present


Praying that the God of hope, redemption and new life will fill you with joy as you trust Him–with your past, your present and your future! Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)

Let’s Just Assume I’m Right

Let's Just Assume I'm Right

I threw the sippy cup as hard as I could—right at my husband’s head. SMACK. It made solid contact. Had I thought about the fact that a plastic cup full of water weighed about as much as a baseball I might have hesitated.  This incident is one of the many embarrassing and not-so-mature moments of […]

Truly Beautiful?

Truly Beautiful

My prayer for you today: May you know the ultimate and unchanging beauty of God so that you can fully embrace the truth that you are made in His image and therefore truly beautiful! Lord, in the middle of our messy lives, renew an extraordinary pure and holy vision of Your character and who we are as […]

Is True Change Really Possible?

Is true change possible

Okay friends, it’s confession time: I’m not an optimist. I’m not even a pessimist. I’m a straight up realist. I’ve always said this, but I took one of those online tests confirming it and everyone knows those are 100% accurate, right? I think this might be why it’s hard for me embrace change. Sometimes I […]

My Brain is Broken

My Brain is Broken

If you spend any time at our house you might hear my husband say something like, “My brain is broken.” What else do you say when something isn’t working properly? It’s been almost 10 years since his diagnosis with Bipolar 2 disorder and we still find ourselves on the roller coaster of mental illness. Don’t […]

Who Stole My Neck?

who stole my neck

Sitting with a group of friends, ages ranging from our late 30’s to our early 60’s, the conversation turned to crow’s feet, sagging eyelids and laugh lines. My friend Vicki Judd suddenly remarked, “Sometimes I look in the mirror and think: Who stole my neck?” We all howled with laughter! As we age we most […]

What Are You Avoiding?


Special Note: Today’s blog is a popular post from last year. If you are new subscriber enjoy it but if you’ve already read it share it on social media! I’ve spent the last few weeks avoiding things.  I’ve been avoiding decisions, conversations, and even some issues I’d rather stuff down and not worry about at all. […]

What Is Your God Language?

What Is Your God Language

Special Note: Today’s guest post is by Amy deVries, a personal leadership coach and minister. If you are ready to dream, set goals and move forward than contact Amy for coaching. You won’t be disappointed! Some people might call me a perfectionist. I prefer the term “recovering perfectionist.” For many years I tried to please […]