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Sunday Encouragement-Life Is Short

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It seems I begin many of my Sunday posts with, life is short. I had a stark reminder of this on Tuesday. Wayne and I lost our nephew, Tim Spivey, this past Tuesday in a horrific car accident. Tim hit a tractor trailer head on and was killed instantly. As you can imagine we've been in shock for the last few days. Tim was my husband's … [Read more...]

Running The Race

Running The Race

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you feel you're taking two steps forward and three steps back? You know you're running the race but you're always lagging behind? This verse is for you (and me). Hebrews 12:1 (AMP) says, I'm drawn to verses in scripture that talk about running the race. Mainly, because I have a very competitive … [Read more...]

Be Still And Know That He Is God

Be Still And Know That He Is God

Do you ever feel like life is flying by? If you're like me, your days are filled with a "to do" list. Whether it's work outside the home, or work at home. My list is long and every item on the list is not always checked off by the time I lay my head down on my pillow at night. One day of the week I go to my daughter's home to babysit Colt. … [Read more...]

Praying For Bennett

Praying For Bennett

Last Sunday, I asked for prayers for Bennett. My heart has been so heavy for Bennett and her family. Bennett has a very rare brain tumor. I knew I could share her story with you all and you would help me "storm heaven" for Bennett! I specifically asked for prayers on Tuesday. In case you missed it, you can read why here. Can I just say, … [Read more...]

Do You Ever Feel Anxious?

Do You Ever Feel Anxious?

I know many of you have felt anxious before, I know I have. I've had nights where I wake up and feel an overwhelming sense of fear. It's in those moments I cry out to God. The good news is that Jesus is always waiting, always listening and He is the one who can calm our fears. He can carry us in those times. The truth is we all need Jesus to … [Read more...]

Sunday Encouragement-Let’s Thrive!

Sunday Encouragement-Let's Thrive!

I love how God's word always speaks to me. I read this passage in Romans from the New Living Translation. It simply states what we need to be doing. I love this entire passage but specifically, "Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying." Do you have something today that troubles you. Let me remind you, KEEP ON PRAYING!! We heard Casting … [Read more...]

Sunday Inspiration-Hope

Sunday Inspiration-Hope

One of my daughter's favorite words, has always been HOPE. Some of her favorite scriptures are about hope. No matter what you're going through today, I hope you know you always have HOPE. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 About a … [Read more...]

Sunday Inspiration

Sunday Inspiration

Happy first day of June! Wayne and I are not only back from New York but we're back from his sabbatical. Today, we're headed back to our church. I've missed our church family and can't wait to worship with them today. Last Sunday, Wayne and I worshipped at The Brooklyn Tabernacle. We've been there before and to be honest, unless you go, it's … [Read more...]

Sunday Encouragement-Time Is Precious

Sunday Encouragement-Time Is Precious

This past week has been a reminder for me that time is precious. A 19 year old young man in our community died very suddenly. Although I can't imagine what his family is going through, I know that they are devastated and so are the many young people who knew him. It's tragic, I have no words that can comfort, no words that will take away the … [Read more...]

Sunday Inspiration-He Restores My Soul

Sunday Inspiration-He Restores My Soul

I can't believe this is the last Sunday in April! It's been a fast month and I'm ready for May. Actually May is a big month for us. Wayne and I have been at our church for a little over 5 years. In case some of you don't know, my husband is the senior pastor. I'm telling you this because every 5 years we get a month long Sabbatical. A … [Read more...]

Sunday Inspiration

Sunday Inspiration

Most of you know, I lost my Mom in 2009 to gastric cancer. I miss her terribly but I was telling my Dad that spring is especially hard. Mom loved spring and she would have a million projects planned around the house for her and Dad to accomplish. She loved planting flowers and watching everything bloom around their yard. I think I miss her … [Read more...]

Sunday Inspiration-Don’t Grow Weary

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Over the last several weeks, I've been doing a Bible study called, Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. This week has probably been my favorite week. We've been talking about how our actions reveal what we believe about God. Basically, talk is cheap. We can claim to believe in Christ but if we aren't putting our belief into action, what are we … [Read more...]

Some Sunday Inspiration-Just Be Held

Some Sunday Inspiration-Just Be Held

This past week Wayne and I went to see Casting Crowns. In case some of you haven't heard of them, they're a contemporary christian rock band. We both love their music! So of course, I'm going to share a song by Casting Crowns with you. It was hard for me to pick which song because I love so many of them. One of these days I'm going to share … [Read more...]

Sunday Inspiration

Sunday Inspiration

Hi friends! Just some Sunday inspiration today. You never know what each week will hold but thankfully I do know the One who holds them and He is faithful. {source} {source} I've shared with you before that I'm a David Crowder fan. I've been listening to his newly released single called, I Am. Just a great reminder that God is holding on … [Read more...]

The Beginning Of A Beautiful Story

The Beginning Of A Beautiful Story

Last Sunday, I shared a personal testimony about how God has been faithful to our family in the midst of a difficult season. I was overwhelmed by your comments and the emails I received. So many of you have been where Courtney is today. I loved hearing how God had been faithful to each of you. Many of you shared Isaiah 61:3 with us, "to bestow … [Read more...]

Why Do I Worry?

Why do I worry? I know that scripture says, "Don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring it's own worries."

Why do I worry? I know that scripture says, "Don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring it's own worries."  Why does Jesus tell us not to worry? Because He knows the ill effects of worry. It damages our health it disrupts our productivity it negatively affects the way we treat others and it reduces our ability to trust in … [Read more...]

5 Books To Grow Your Relationship With Christ

5 Books To Grow Your Relationship With Christ

I often get emails asking what devotional books I use or what are some of my favorite bible studies. So today I'm sharing 5 Books To Grow Your Relationship With Christ. These have all been a blessing to me! If you're looking for a quick but powerful devotional book, Jesus Calling is really good. Sarah Young listened to God with pen in hand, and … [Read more...]

Sunday Quotes from Pinterest

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Happy Sunday friends! I hope you're having a great 1st day of September. I found some words and quotes on pinterest and thought I'd share them with you. {source} {source} {unknown source} {unknown source} {source} I heard this song for the first time a few weeks ago. It's by a group called Starfield and I love the … [Read more...]

Why A Cell Phone Made Me Cry

Why A Cell Phone Made Me Cry

Many of you who have read my blog for a while now, know that my Mom passed away from gastric cancer in 2009. It was one of the most difficult seasons of my life. You might also know that I've recently been painting my dining room hutch. As I was painting, I decided to clean out the drawers. One of them is a "catch all" for things I'm not sure … [Read more...]

Give Me Jesus

Give Me Jesus

I shared this picture with you this week of Camille and Nicole heading off to school. Camille is from Paris, France and Nicole is from Caracas, Venezuela. They both live in big cities. Living with us is a huge transition for both of them. Today we are headed to church. Camille went last Sunday but this is Nicole's first Sunday. She has never … [Read more...]