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Month: July 2015

Encouragement For Your Heart

Encouragement For Your Heart

Do you ever find yourself in need of encouragement?  I sure do! More often then I care to admit I find myself looking to others to make me joyful or encouraged instead of looking to God and His Word for my ultimate source of joy and encouragement.  I don’t think it is a purposeful decision I make to do this, it just kind of happens! The truth is though, no one person can provide just the right dose of encouragement…

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When You Need Reassurance God is Listening

When You Need Reassurance God is Listening

Have you ever needed reassurance from God that He is hearing those deep prayers of your heart?  Have you sometimes just longed for a sign, any sign, that He is hearing and cares about what is going on?  Have you ever felt guilt over that need for reassurance? I am right there with you friend! There have been requests on my heart that have been brought before the Lord many many times.  Several times a day they are brought before…

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Three Things I would teach myself if I could go back in time

Three Things I would teach myself if I could go back in time

If I could go back in time and have a conversation with my younger self, there are a few things I would love to share with me.  Since that is just not possible, I thought I would share them with you! Since we can’t all meet at a coffee shop together, lets meet right here.  I’ve got my coffee with me, do you have yours? As I look back on my younger years I am flooded with memories of the…

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There Is HOPE to raise Godly children today

There Is HOPE to raise Godly children today

I am a mother to three young children.  As a mom I hear all kinds of advice, some asked for, some not.  Everyone has an opinion of what a mother should or should not be doing.  From the start, once a baby is born a young mother is often overwhelmed with well meaning friends and family {and even strangers!} who begin to flood her with “try this”, “never do that”, “this is the brand of clothing and food choices you…

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When the LGBT movement hits home

When the LGBT movement hits home

We grew up in the same home, were raised by the same parents, surrounded by the same siblings.  We are siblings.  All five of us have now grown and moved to various states across this country, yet one of my siblings has chosen to live a gay lifestyle. Did that just shock you?  Ya, it was a shock to me too. I feel rather vulnerable even now, opening up on here to share this with you all.  Yet, I feel…

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