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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...]

Difficult Seasons-Take Another Step

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It seems like each week I come to this place and ask why? I know life is a journey and there are times of joy but there are also times of sorrow. Just this week, a friend found out that her 2 year old daughter has a malignant brain tumor. They operated and removed 95% of the tumor. They will have to do chemo and radiation to get rid of the 5% … [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...]

Live Life To The Fullest!

Live Life To The Fullest!

I shared this quote yesterday morning on my facebook page. It's a great reminder to live life to the fullest! Courtney and Colt and I spent some time Saturday enjoying our sweet small town. We went to a Beef Festival and then headed to one of our favorites places and got an ice cream cone. A perfect way to spend a summer day! Is our life … [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 from New York

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Happy Sunday friends! I hope you're enjoying your Memorial Day weekend. Wayne and I are in New York City! We're excited to be going to The Brooklyn Tabernacle today and getting to meet with Jim Cymbala, the pastor. Wayne and I visited The Brooklyn Tabernacle several years ago and couldn't wait to come back! Jim Cymbala has written several … [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 Encouragement-Is It Enough?

Sunday Encouragement-Is It Enough?

When I started this blog in 2009, I had no idea what I was doing. I've made several changes over the last five years but one thing has remained consistent, I've always wanted to share my faith. I've often wondered if it looks like I think more about fashion & makeup than I do about my relationship with Christ. Is sharing a verse or a quote … [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...]

See You In A Little While

See You In A Little While

Since the beginning of the year, it seems I have attended funeral after funeral. My heart breaks for the families because I know the feeling of loss they are experiencing. The pain is almost more than you can bear. Many of you know, I lost my Mom to cancer in 2009. Although I may not mention it as much, there's not a day that goes by that I … [Read more...]

Bad Company Corrupts Good Morals

Bad Company Corrupts Good Morals

When our children were growing up, we had many conversations about their friends. Were they good influences? Bad influences? We knew that who they were hanging around with when we weren't around was going to have a huge impact on their decision making. 1 Corinthians 15:33 says, Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”  The … [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...]

How Will You Begin The New Year?

How Will You Begin The New Year?

We have three days left in 2013. I can't believe how quickly this year has gone by! I want to begin the New Year well. How will you begin the New Year? Beth Moore tweeted this quote yesterday and it resonated with me. There are some things I need to let go from 2013. I don't want to drag some things from last year into the New Year and I want … [Read more...]