Why I Love Renew Kidz

For the past two years (this June is year 3) my church has done a family retreat. 2 days of living on a college campus, eating together, playing together, worshiping together, and learning about Jesus together. It has been an honor to be asked to head up the child care portion of the retreat each … Continue reading


What-iffing not only zaps our energy, it also indicates a lack of trust in God’s wise and loving control over our affairs. He who cares to number every hair on our heads-something not even the vainest of us bothers to do-cares much more about our trusting him with the upkeep of our homes, our health, … Continue reading


So many thoughts swirling around in my head right now. So much turmoil going on in our nation. Presidential primaries have begun. Que endless debates. These were the thoughts I posted on Facebook yesterday… Just a little thought. As presidential primaries are coming, as the nation is in turmoil over many sad events…everyone has an … Continue reading

A Divine Calling

Jeremiah is an example of what Paul was talking about in 1 Corinthians 7. The Lord wanted Jeremiah’s undivided attention. He wanted his prophet to be concerned about nothing else except pleasing God, and especially so because he lived in a time of spiritual crisis. We need more of that kind of godly singleness in … Continue reading

Thoughts This Christmas

I got off the phone with my mom. Put my cell down and started to cry. Due to finances and work schedule, I had just made the decision to not go home for Christmas. This was going to be my first Christmas EVER without my parents. Needless to say, I wasn’t happy with this prospect. … Continue reading

Regret and Motherhood

Regret is a pesky companion that I believe every human on this earth lives with. But, I would imagine that regret is especially real to mothers. I would imagine that the “what if” game plays quite frequently in their heads. I have a unique privilege of being very close with my mom. We talk on … Continue reading

God’s Gracious Providence

“We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose!” Romans 8:28 We often find ourselves in . . . trying circumstances, inexplicable difficulties, and perplexing situations. Experience teaches us daily that life is filled, not with joy and … Continue reading

My Hero, My Grandma

Today is my grandma’s 84th birthday. My grandma’s trust in the Savior is staggering. I pray that I can trust the Lord the same way when I’m her age, actually at any age. My mom recently told her story at a ladies meeting. It’s a testiment to God’s incredible faithfulness and how He never lets … Continue reading

I Will Never Leave

“God Himself has said: I will never leave you nor forsake you!” Hebrews 13:5 The Lord’s redeemed people are never alone! God is with them as an Observer. He notices their . . .   every thought,    every word,   every action,    every trial,    every foe,   every danger. He is with His people . … Continue reading

A Boy & His Kite

If you enjoy Josh Garrels, give this guy a try. Today is the last day to get this cd for free on NoiseTrade. I haven’t listened to the album in it’s entirety, but I really like what I’ve heard so far.

The Danger of My Own Criticism

A friend posted an article on Facebook this morning. Intrigued by the title, I decided to read the recommended post. “Criticism in the church,” I thought. “Yes, I’ve seen first hand the dangers of this.” What I wasn’t expecting was the right hook that came as I read. I’ve always thought of myself as pretty … Continue reading

Fighter Verses Week 2

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Fix Your Eyes

“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith!” Hebrews 12:2 This is how I am justified and forgiven. Not by the hopeless endeavor to win and fight my way to the favor of God and the Celestial City–but by looking to Jesus only, and by leaning on Him absolutely.“Nothing in my … Continue reading

Important Duty, Great Privilege

Prayer is always necessary, and it is always profitable. In prayer . . .  we do homage to the perfections of God,  we exercise faith on His omnipresence,  we express our dependence on Him for our supplies,  we evince the sincerity of our profession,  we acknowledge our poverty and weakness,  we unburden the mind of … Continue reading