Friday, May 27, 2016



Do you live with the pressure that everything will fall completely apart unless you hold it all together? At work? For your husband? For the children? 

Are you walking in complete exhaustion and frustration most days? Are you tired and weary of so much being on your plate and not being able to enjoy yourself much at all? 

That need to be controlling is just plain FEAR. Fear that the kids will be hurt. Fear that hubby will fail. Fear that no one can figure this thing out unless you tell them how, or you schedule it, you remind and re-remind them.

Maybe it's time to lay it all down. It is all too heavy for you to carry and you were never meant to carry it all. 

Trade your fear for trust today. Your HOPE is in the Lord, not yourself. 

"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. 
But those who hope in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not grow faint." Isaiah 40:28-41:1

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Friday, May 20, 2016

You Are Only Responsible For Your Behavior

You Are Only Responsible For Your Behavior

Betrayal Is Something Others Do To You; Bitterness Is Something You Do To Yourself

Don't allow your wounds to change you into someone you are not.

"But the thoughtful nature of LOVE teaches you to engage your mind before engaging your lips. Love thinks before speaking. Great relationships come from great thinking." 
~The Love Dare book 

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not boast,it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (emphasis mine) 
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." Luke 23:34

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Hundred Years Goes Faster Than You Think

A Hundred Years Goes Faster Than You Think


Don't Blink

"...And your feet fitted with the gospel of peace." Ephesians 6:15

"A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly." Proverbs 15:1-2

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Personal Best

Personal Best

Being an intentional wife and mother means regularly evaluating oneself to analyze behavior patterns, actions, and priorities. 

If anger, bitterness, detachment, and/or control & manipulation are your weapons of defense, you are losing the best chance you have at the life you really wanted and already have in the palm of your hand.

Taken from the lyrics to 
Carrie Underwood's song, 

....cause that mountain you've been climbing 
is just a grain of sand
and what you've been searching for forever
is in your hands

when you figure out love is all that matters after all
it sure makes everything seem so small

it's easy to get lost inside
a problem that seems so big at the time
it's like a river so wide
it swallows you whole

while your sitting around thinking about what you can't change
and worrying about all the wrong things

time's flying by 
moving so fast

"Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart." Proverbs 3:3

"He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit..." John 15:2

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Purpose In Discovering Our Gifting

Purpose In Discovering Our Gifting

Serving should not be about being obligated or feeling guilty if you don't, it should instead be an opportunity to use your gifts to fulfill your purpose and helping others.

There are wonderful resources available to find out where you are best suited for serving. 

Find out your God-given Spiritual Gifts by taking an online test @

The Strength Finders Test was so great for me to take, it tells you in more detail about yourself and even what jobs/careers are best for your top strengths in much detail. 

I HIGHLY recommend this test. It will certainly raise your confidence learning more about yourself.

"We have different gifts, according to the 
grace given to each of us." Romans 12:6

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in it's various forms." 
1 Peter 4:10

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