focus

Begin Each Day...

Many years ago I was in a neighborhood Bible study.  The book we covered was Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow; a wonderfully challenging book dealing with contentment, worry, insecurity issues and things out of our control. The study was a complete disaster for a couple reasons. 1. I was leading it. 2. I […]

criticism and community

Grateful Joy

I was lolly gaging along on Pinterest and this popped up on my screen. see more from Ann Voskamp Talk about convicting. I am so guilty of jumping to criticism.  So guilty of letting a small hurt or an unintentional rejection lead me to a path of character destruction. And when I say lead me, […]

october things, and joy

October Fields

I have a thing for sunrises.  There is something entirely magical and majestic about a kaleidoscope sky growing in intensity and whose light is ablaze against the dark tree skyline. With the water being balmy compared to the air in these cooler fall days, there is an etherial fog that lingers until the sun starts warming. […]

The Song

The Song

I did something today I rarely do, if ever. I went to a movie, alone. As a matter of fact, it is the first time I have ever done that. I think it was something that I was scared of in my youth, before kids and before any semblance of maturity set in. Back then […]

your name

Jesus!

worshipgifs.org “My Name is constantly abused in this world.  Some people use it carelessly, without even realizing they are talking about the Lord of Lords.  Other people use it as a curse word, which is an attack on who I am.  Every time my name is used, it is recorded in Heaven.  So when you […]

Top Ten Things About Sending Your Daughter to College

hebrews 13:8

Today’s special guest is Karen Hossink from the blog Surviving Motherhood.  I have known Karen for many years and find her heart and dedication to Jesus truly inspirational.  She is a talented writer, author, singer and mentor.  Karen’s blog, Surviving Motherhood, is a sacred, happy place full of encouragement and support.   I saw a post with a […]

thou shall not steal

Let Go Let God

In the crazy world of online life, one theme is (sadly) forever rampant.  Stealing. In my specific little online world, there is recipe stealing, picture stealing, and idea stealing. That last one is a bone of contention for many, as they do not think “ideas” can be stolen. I feel differently. This print can be […]

struggles

Romans 5:3

Today’s guest post by Gianna Kordatzky from Traveling Thought and Family Fun Twin Cities.  So honored to have Gianna back and thankful for her willingness to share her faith with us!     For once, we didn’t have anything planned. No festivals, no time-consuming projects, no errands. Nothing. The weekend was a blank page. It was splendid. Then, the […]

calming my anxious spirit

"Prayer is the Language" by Leland Francisco

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Gina Horkey.   Gina is a freelance writer, with a background in finance. She’s passionate about Jesus and designing a flexible lifestyle suited to meet the needs of her young family…while honoring God of course! She hopes to inspire others to do the same and shares her […]

What am i saying?

Proverbs 10:21

Today’s special guest is Karen Hossink from the blog Surviving Motherhood.  I have known Karen for many years and find her heart and dedication to Jesus truly inspirational.  She is a talented writer, author, singer and mentor.  Karen’s blog, Surviving Motherhood, is a sacred, happy place full of encouragement and support.   Last week the sermon […]

What is the Fragrance?

iamservant-gianna

guest post by Gianna Kordatzky from Traveling Thought and Family Fun Twin Cities Sitting at my booth at the farmer’s market, I fed my kids a picnic supper (I must say it didn’t last them three hours—I guess that’s what happens when you eat supper at 4:30). We had spread out a blanket, and a gentle […]

inspiring faith

Unconditional Love

Sometimes when I need a bit of a spiritual kick in the rear, I head to pinterest and read my Loving Him board.  It’s almost like a spiritual truth jam session… packing my brain full of encouragement, hope, (truth), and love. Here are a few of my favorites! from etsy shop MsDsSigns Chrystal Evans Hurst […]

i have this dream…

audrey-backyard

Dreams. I would definitely consider myself a dreamer.  I like to think about things. I like to dream about things that will probably never happen.  I like to just sit in the fantasy of “what if”. We have a small stream on our property that empties into a little pond.  The pond is only 8 […]

FREE Beth Moore e-books

BethMooreBooks

Thank you Brenda for sending me this link… wow!  Its like a Beth Moore fans’ dream come true!   Click HERE, to LIFE965 and get them!  Its for TODAY only! You may also like: Faith and Favortism Dream Home Anyone Need Some Free HP Products?? Jonnye Bower Giveaway

saying i’m sorry

i am a christian

It seems to me that I grow most in my walk with Christ when I am eating crow. Having to sit back, recognize that I have made a mistake, that I need to seek forgiveness and repentance… its humbling. (to say the least) This poem comes to mind:   Those last three lines are pretty […]

The Christmas Scale

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Sharing Faith the Duck Dynasty Way

Duck Dynasty

I am a new convert to Duck Dynasty. I really like the show… its funny, its interesting, and all the people on it seem real. Like, really real. But my favorite thing about it is the story behind the people. They love the Lord and they testify His name. They go on national television is […]

Happy Mothers Day

Blessed Mothers

  Source: Mothers Day Sayings   I saw this online and it moved my heart.  Saying a prayer for all the moms today… hope you are feeling as blessed as you make others feel! You may also like: Happy Mothers Day! Mothers Day Acknowledgement Ideas Mothers Day Ideas {10 Great Cakes Mom Will Love!} Mothers […]

An Apology

Try to not judge...

I have been getting caught up in the world lately. When someone I thought was a friend lied publically about me, I obsessed about it for weeks.  I lost sleep.  Spent precious time methodically defending myself.  Lost time with my family because I just had to prove their lies wrong. Who was the loser?  Me.  […]

Do You Expect God to Do What You Pray?

God intercedes for us... Romans 8:26

Let me get real down and dirty here. I dont know what to pray. In August my Father in Law died suddenly of a heart condition.  Six months later my husband was diagnosed with the same condition.  So I prayed, “Dear Lord, we trust you with Chad.  Whatever Your will, may it be done.” I […]