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Go and Make Disciples

Are You Telling Others About Jesus? Will there be anyone in heaven because of you? This question got my attention in a recent discussion at our ladies’ weekly Bible study. The question comes from Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose Driven Life, and I admit it made me stop and think about my life and how […]

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Four Steps to Encourage Others While They Wait

Waiting rooms.  Doctors’ office waiting rooms. Surgery waiting rooms. Emergency waiting rooms. How many times have you been there? Waiting for a loved one who is sick to see the doctor. Waiting for the doctor to diagnose or treat an emergency pain or situation. Waiting for the surgeon to patch up some broken, infected, or […]

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When You Doubt Your Calling, SLLO Down

(Stop, Look, Listen, & Obey) What do we do when we doubt our calling? As a Christian blogger (not for profit), it seems I have spent weeks struggling with doubt and discouragement, wondering if what I’m doing is following God’s calling, a selfish desire of my own heart, or even a response to a deception […]

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Simplify Your Morning Routine

5 Steps to a More Satisfying Quiet Time Recently, I have been convicted to simplify my morning quiet time.  I call this time of day my “Mary time” because during this time my goal is to sit at the feet of Jesus and absorb His presence.  I want to surround myself with Him inside and […]

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Battle Plan for a Christian “Turtle”

About 20 years ago, I took a personality test at work.  There were four personality types:  Butterfly (spontaneous); Elephant (strong); Frog (persistent); and Turtle (patient).  According to the test, I was a “Turtle” with the personality traits of: introvert, observer, cautious, calm, patient, organized, stoic, etc.  I don’t know how accurate the test was—I have […]

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CHANGE HAPPENS

Five Thoughts on Facing Change Change. If there is one thing we can be sure of in our lives, it’s that there will be change.  Moment by moment, day by day, year by year, changes happen in every area of our lives. How do you react to change?  Do you fight change with every ounce […]

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Seeking God’s Wisdom

Questions from a Would-Be Christian Blogger Do you ever wonder how to fulfill your role as a Christian, while continuing in your everyday roles in modern life?  Each role brings its own set of responsibilities and questions on how to do it appropriately.  Many times, these roles cause us to feel overwhelmed and scattered, split […]

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The Best Yes

Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa Terkeurst Great Bible study addressing the disease many of us struggle with today: “the disease to please.”  Do you find yourself saying “yes” to everything—only to find yourself overwhelmed and feeling like a failure because you just can’t do it all?  Are you working […]

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Real Women Real Faith

Volume 1 Life-Changing Stories from the Bible for Women Today This study looks at six women from the Old Testament who encountered God and how it affected their lives forever:  Eve, Rebekah, Leah, Hannah, Abigail and Gomer.  Each woman is presented by a different author:  Lisa TerKeurst, Jonalyn Fincher, Naomi Zacharias, Amena Brown, Elisa Morgan […]

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Does Your Soul Need to be Refreshed?

Do you ever need “refreshment” in your spiritual walk? Have the challenges of day- to-day life got you down?  Are you weary and irritable, burdened by each little “bump” in the road of your life? This has been my story lately.  Life was going along smoothly and suddenly, BOOM!  My normally healthy husband suddenly became […]

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