Breaking up is always painful. And you may feel like no one sees you - or understand the depth of the agony you're going through. But He does. And His compassion on you will walk you through your hard.
The basis of all spiritual gift must be LOVE to start off with.
We're called to put Jesus first, and fulfil the calling He has for our lives. We are called to wait on God, and out of that fullness, to serve God and His people.
...every decision needs to be driven by God, ...by love
Dear Son, I know, I know - I'm sounding like a noisy gong to you. I know how it might have felt like your Dad and I? -- we're just pulling teeth out of you. Trying to get you to warm up to those scales, trying to get you practising those songs all over again, and somehow, hoping… Continue reading how the everyday & your attitude about the everyday matters
..when the heat's up and the debate goes on, & Trump argues with Clinton over who can build a stronger America -- I sneaked behind the door and pulled out an old post about a man who shared with me the truth on building a kingdom that will never end...
Remembering our conversation that day - and recording it quickly on our phone - and you know, it's a little embarrassing....It's nothing slick, just something off the fly - completely unabridged and unedited. But we pray that in the simplicity of it all - this truth about success would bless your heart, and you'd find yourself standing on firmer ground
...excited about having a couple who shaped my faith and impacted my life, come to share life with us for a couple few days
So it's been a busy year... The clock keeps ticking, and your calendar keeps filling up. The work comes right up piling, and these kids, they're growing taller by the day. And yeah, for every sticky relationship that requires pruning, you feel like your heart could be shredded into a million pieces. And for all the emotional messes you've committed, these too, they… Continue reading How to live the rest of your life burning on instead of midway burning out
When we both stumbled into the church's kitchen that Sunday morning, both hunting for that caffeine fix, I knew that there were simply gonna be days just like this... Days when you feel like tearing your hair apart. Days that make you wanna stop whatever you're doing and change lane, even midway. Days that are short though they feel so long.… Continue reading how to sing your soul large when everything seems so small, so out of tune
So when the preacher talked about the importance of meditating on the Word of God today, I closed my eyes and squeezed my palms tight and tried to take it all in, my husband thinking that I had dozed off during a Sunday morning service. "Meditating on the word of God" he said, "is revolutionary. It will give… Continue reading The One Habit that Will Make You Happy as A Family
...so Average Joe isn't that average after all... the moment I met him some 17 years ago, I was blown away by the imprints of God's greatness all over his life. This gifted young man has blessed so many in the Body of Christ. His heart of compassion for people, his love for strong and effective preaching of the Gospel and his… Continue reading When You’ve Gotta Choose between Pleasure or Purity
...So we ate and sat in the company of about 20 of you tonight. And what can we say? --Thank you-- It was a wonderful time, a memorable fellowship, an amazing connection...and to think that we had flown out so that we can be with you tonight?, that is amazing 🙂 And really,---you are at a very important junction of… Continue reading How to Live the Days of Your Youth and Be Certain of an Uncertain Future
So the two girls came running to me, hand in hand, and gasping for air, they asked for permission if they could ride the horses together...these two girls are cousins-born-sisters, and I'm sure they would spend every waking moments talking if they could, and they leaped happy when I nodded to them with a big yes… Continue reading How to Have the Perfect Rest for Your Overworked Soul
"But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: To the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day. The Lord is not slow in doing what he promised—the way some people understand slowness. But God is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to… Continue reading The Truth About Making Jesus the Centre of It All
The birds chirped gayly outside of my front porch, flitting and flapping and basking in the now glorious sun. Sweet moments of warmth covered the earth, dabbed the downpour and lifted my soul, and both birds and I were soon humming together... I caught myself gazing at the refraction of light on the dirt muddy soil, pools of sand whirling… Continue reading How to Make Space When Life Feels Overcrowded
Creating a variety of healthy and delicious school lunches 5 days a week can be a daunting project. What can you pack every day to ensure that your children are replenished with energy to study and play that are not just sandwiches and yet are quick and easy to prepare? The task of preparing healthy school lunches is not… Continue reading School Lunches