If you are in need of a pep talk, look no further than the writings of the Apostle Paul. Man, he can get you fired up for Jesus. Our generation has it harder than any other before. The world today is full. of. distractions. Even as I am writing this (during nap time of course,… Continue reading What the Christians are to do.
I am Martha. There I said it. No matter how much I try to project my “Mary-ness” to those around me, when I am pushed up against the stresses of life it’s Martha who is left standing (just ask my husband.) And when things do get messy and I am struggling to keep all of… Continue reading Expectation: perfect.
Getting to know my Savior is one of the most meaningful things I’ve done in my life. This past year, I completed a bible study that was centered around the life of Jesus. It was a Beth Moore study that I began last April and finished at the close of the year. I have always… Continue reading Jesus.
So how do we do it? How do we let go of fear and speak truth into one another's lives? It's simple, really. Pray. Pray and spend time in the word. Soak up verses and place them in your heart. Fall in love with the story of great grace, unending mercy, and redemption. The more… Continue reading Part Two: Let God.
Imagine you are holding a balloon. You fill it with the things you value most. The core values that make you who you are. The things you hope and believe in. You stuff them all in and blow it up. You’re standing there holding it, then someone whispers let it go. Let it go? But… Continue reading Part One: Let go.
You don't know how terrifying the idea of sharing these devotions with the world is. Even though I know this is much bigger than me and I am just the vessel, I still have fear. Isn't it just like a human to be able to rattle off all of these beautiful revelations yet turn around… Continue reading L.I.V.E. Simply Part Four: Eternal Perspective
I once heard a preacher give a pretty powerful illustration. He said, imagine I am holding a teacup and I pour a little tea into it. And then I pour a little more tea into the cup. And a little more and a little more. What's going to happen when the tea reaches the top?… Continue reading L.I.V.E. Simply Part Three: Very Little.
I wish I could say that that was that. God had pursued me, and I had answered him and remained faithfully in Him for the rest of my life. Oh how I wish I could say that... Making time for God is hard. Between demanding jobs, taking care of the needs of our family, and… Continue reading L.I.V.E. Simply Part Two: Invest in Him.
Simply: merely; just. Shoes. The most perfect pair of shoes. Versatile, comfortable and oh-so-stylish, must-have pair of shoes. I see them and want them, but my mama heart says yeah right. You have groceries to buy, and a birthday party to plan and oh hello, bills? I put them down and walk away. But I… Continue reading Merely, just.
So I am on a quest. A quest to simplify my life in the hopes that my time on this rock is worthwhile. I am reminded of the first time I felt God. Yes, felt. You see I was raised in the church, the bible belt, if you will. A good, ole southern congregation. And… Continue reading L.I.V.E. Simply Part One: Love God.