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‘so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.’

Ephesians 3:17-19

  • Birds, Flowers & Squirrels….

    October 19, 2020 by

    The other morning I was sitting at my desk when I looked up and had a front row sit to one of the cutest scenes taking place right in my backyard. I began watching three squirrels chase each other across the yard, up and down  trees and even playing on the grandkids swing set. I… Read more

  • Sharing the Gospel & Making Disciples

    October 9, 2020 by

    If we are willing to share with the world all about our family and friends, why do we become mute when it comes to sharing the Gospel and making disciples?

  • I Still Remember…

    September 21, 2020 by

    It’s been 21 years today but I still remember. I still remember that day like it had happened this morning. I still remember holding my son’s little hand as they placed the needle in his swollen lymph node – not once but twice. I still remember going back out to the lobby to wait for… Read more

  • Light of the World

    August 31, 2020 by

    Several years ago we took our youth group to Bryson City, NC for summer camp. We had some amazing times up there and I have memories from those trips that will last a lifetime. The first year we went up there, the camp owner (Bill) took us on two different adventures to teach an important… Read more

  • Consider It A Great Joy

    August 10, 2020 by

    Anyone else experiencing some hard times right now? Anyone else had one of those days where you thought, “if one more thing happens I’m going to lose it” then all of a sudden, one more thing has happened?  On top of all the ‘regular’ struggles – finances, broken relationships, health crisis, raising children  (no matter… Read more

  • Barely Hanging On or Holding Fast?

    August 1, 2020 by

    Do you ever feel like you are just barely hanging on? I think right now many of us can relate to the main character in an action movie who is clinging to the side of a mountain, knuckles white, fear in their eyes, knowing that unless someone comes along and reaches out, they are a… Read more

  • Jesus Is Enough

    July 12, 2020 by

    Jesus is Enough! In these times of uncertainty when we feel like we have lost all control we must ask ourselves is Jesus enough? Over the past few days I have felt overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, and if I’m honest, even angry. Then this morning we were participating in church online and the Holy Spirit spoke… Read more

  • Still Called

    May 25, 2020 by

    As I was scrolling through Facebook this morning and looking at memories I came across one from 10 years ago of a blog post I had written. When I clicked on it, I realized it was my very first attempt at writing a ‘real’ devotional post. Then as I was looking through the blog posts… Read more

  • Drawing Close to God

    May 16, 2020 by

    I pray this encourages you during these hard and weird times we are all living in right now. I know that I am struggling daily, but when I intentionally spend time with my Lord and draw near to Him, it brings me peace!

  • Rest is Not Easy or Is It?

    April 30, 2020 by

    Hi friends! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. What a strange time we are living in. It’s hard to believe tomorrow is the first day of May. On one hand it feels like the last 6 weeks have crawled by, but then on the other, how can we already be 1/3… Read more

  • Sorrow into Joy

    April 10, 2020 by

    I posted this video on my Facebook page on Thursday. I am praying it is an encouragement to you. John 16: 16-21 16 “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.” 17 So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to… Read more

  • Good Fruit and A Clean Temple

    April 6, 2020 by

    Am I the only one who can relate to the following scenario? It’s been a long week but you have planned for a gathering in your home on Saturday. It’s now Friday evening and you still need to go to the store to get all the food for the meal as well as get home… Read more

  • In the Middle

    March 14, 2020 by

    Life brings many different journeys. Some are fun and easy while others are difficult, overwhelming and painful! The latter is what we refer to as trials. Because we live in a fallen world and we are sinful people, we are going to face trials. I have often heard people say we are all either coming… Read more

  • Walking Through the Right Door

    March 1, 2020 by

    I lam loving the sermon series our pastor is doing right now. Our theme for this year is “We Serve a BIG GOD” and we have been studying from the book of Revelations. Today Pastor Jason’s message was about the church of Philadelphia (Rev. 3: 7 -13). This church received praise from God for their… Read more

  • Victory Belongs to Jesus

    January 11, 2020 by

    WOW! What a beautiful message and reminder of how God always answers our prayers and we owe everything to Him.  Lois Evans, the founder of Pastors’ Wives Ministry and wife of famed pastor and author Tony Evans, died on Dec. 30, 2019. She is also the mother of Priscilla Shirer, one of my favorite Bible… Read more

  • Waiting and Watching

    December 30, 2019 by

    Have you ever been on vacation and spot someone you think you know? It takes you a few seconds then you realize you definitely know this person. This past week my husband and I have been on vacation in the mountains. One of our boys and his family were also on vacation in the same… Read more

  • Immanuel: God With Us

    December 17, 2019 by

    Have you ever read something for the hundredth time and all of a sudden it had all new meaning to you? Well that is exactly what happened to me last week as I was reading through Matthew 1.  I was reading where the angel was having a conversation with Joseph – telling him to not… Read more

  • What Is So Special About Today?

    December 7, 2019 by

    ‘Today is proving ground of what I believe and whom I worship.” – Tish Harrison Warren (Liturgy of the Ordinary) When Jesus died for His people – for me – He knew each and every one of us by name. Christ didn’t offer redemption for a life that we dream of or the perfect life… Read more

  • Weeping and Laughter

    November 27, 2019 by

    The holidays are here. For many of us we look forward to this time of year with much excitement. But for many these days come with dread and anxiousness. And for others, it comes with both – excitement and dread. Holidays are a time for family and friends to gather and with that brings empty… Read more

  • I am Sealed

    November 8, 2019 by

    A seal is used to properly signify the uniqueness of a document as well as to identify the owner of property in order to give it protection from being stolen. A seal is also used in government as the official emblem of that governmental entity. In Ephesians, we read that when we believe the Gospel… Read more

  • Daddy’s Girl

    October 12, 2019 by

    Note: I know this is going to be a touchy subject for some of you because there will probably be someone who reads this who has no idea what having a good relationship with a father is like. I can only imagine what a deep hurt that must be. But I promise you, if you… Read more

  • Seeing God’s Faithfulness Firsthand

    September 22, 2019 by

    Twenty years ago on September 21, 1999, I heard words no parent is ever prepared to hear – ‘your son has cancer. We will call you this afternoon with the exact type and our next steps.’ There are many details to this story but the details are not what is important. What I want to… Read more

  • Freely Walking in the Fire

    September 4, 2019 by

    I have always loved the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. It is probably the first Bible story I remember learning because I wanted to tell it to everyone. However, if you know my testimony, then you know this was just a cool story for me to tell – it had no meaning to me.… Read more

  • You Can’t Keep Me Quiet

    August 17, 2019 by

    Have you ever been so excited or amazed about something that you couldn’t wait to share all about it with someone else? Maybe it’s a great vacation or an adventure with your best friends. Perhaps it’s a date night or a win for your favorite sports team. How about the joys of parenthood or even… Read more

  • He Will Provide a Way

    August 7, 2019 by

    Have you ever been lost in a wilderness? Or stranded in a desert with nothing to drink? I can’t say that I have ever been in those situations but simply thinking about either one of them causes some panic to rise in me. But what about a life circumstance where you felt you had no… Read more

  • Being Obedient

    August 3, 2019 by

    Several years ago I had a blog that I used for posting about my love of scrapbooking, my family and my faith. However, over the last 3 or 4 years I haven’t really done anything with it since I only scrapbook about once or twice a year now. During that same time, I began feeling… Read more

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