The parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30). "The Kingdom of Heaven is like..." This parable begins with the above phrase. That really gets my attention. Our time on Earth should be spent doing Kingdom work- purposeful living that has eternal effects. Here, Jesus is giving us a window into what His Kingdom here on Earth is… Continue reading The Kingdom of Heaven is Like
I realize that the only thing that I can take credit for when it comes to my relationship with God is being open to what He is teaching me. When I keep my heart open to the lessons He is wanting me to learn, I find inspiration everywhere. Today I want to share about some… Continue reading Inspiration Sunday
I was having a conversation with a dear friend the other day about an awkward interaction she had had with someone. They used to be close, but certain circumstances (at no fault of my friend) have caused them to drift apart. After their conversation my friend confided I just worry about what she thinks of me.… Continue reading Two truths He wants you to know
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.