Faith Over Fear

For the thing I feared has overtaken me, and what I dreaded has happened to me. Job 3:25 (HCSB) Fighting to maintain a peaceful mindset has been a daily battle for me having dealt with the seeds of fear being planted at an early age; all I knew was fear. I didn’t know that peace…

Out Of My Control

“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. Matthew 6:14 (NLT) What do you do when people make choices that you cannot control?” I heard this question recently by a well-known pastor as he shared a message about Eve finding out her son was killed by his brother. In…

Don’t lose sight of the dream

Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward. For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised. Hebrews 10:35‭-‬36…

It’s Working For Your Good

I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guardpost. There I will wait to see what the Lord says and how he will answer my complaint. Habakkuk 2:1 NLT I wrote a piece a few years back called “Look Again.” This phrase has been popping up in my spirit again lately. Many…

Cutting Corners

The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”– PROVERBS 12:22 While riding to work one day, I heard a story on the radio about a night shift nurse. It really caught my attention. She oversaw changing the bandages at the beginning and end of her shift. She confessed to not…

What’s your excuse?

The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have….Judges 6:14 NIV But God I am not qualified… But God I don’t have a degree… But God so many others have what it takes to do this… But God I don’t have enough money.. But God I don’t have what it takes…

It’s Time to Break the Cycle

“The men of the place questioned him about his wife. He said, ‘She’s my sister.’ He was afraid to say ‘She’s my wife.’ He was thinking, ‘These men might kill me to get Rebekah, she’s so beautiful.’”- GENESIS 26:7 (MSG) My husband would often say, “The worst thing your children can do is act like…

It’s in the press

1 Samuel 1:20 (AMPC) Hannah became pregnant and in due time bore a son and named him Samuel [heard of God], Because, she said, I have asked him of the Lord. Can we talk for a moment, I want to speak to those that have been following hard after God in obedience; you have been…

Happy Labor Day!

My future is in your hands…Psalms 31:15 NLT God has not overlooked you. He is still at work making you and me into the vessels He desires us to be. Release the weight of the vision to Him, the anxiety and the “how tos” of accomplishing it all. Take rest and trust Him to lead…

The Dangers of Familiarity

Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is…