Hot Topics of the Heart

Love is Your War

Today I am humbled & honored to have been given the opportunity to share my heart as a guest on my friend Holley’s page.  Will you join me there? If you haven’t already picked up a copy of my friend Holley’s new book, you really should! She’s a beautiful, gifted writer, with the God-given ability…

Joy is Strength

When I think of joy, I think of this verse: The word ‘JOY’ is more than just a noun, defined in the dictionary as: JOY (n): “a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.” To me, the word ‘JOY’ is a VERB (a call to action!), defined in the dictionary as: JOY (v):”REJOICE” We often talk…

Never Worthy, Forever Loved

I can completely relate to the Centurion man who went to Jesus asking Him to heal his servant who was at home, paralyzed & “dreadfully tormented”.  When Jesus responded with, “I will come and heal him.”, the Centurion quickly responded saying, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only…

Encouragement for your heart

There’s something beautiful about encouraging someone else when we’re the ones needing encouragement the most. Reaching out to someone when we’re hurting changes our focus from: As we seek the One who gives healing, hope & life on behalf of someone else, we’re no longer able to stay in our own mud of: Focusing our…

Garden: Where Aphids don't belong

Today I’m joining Lisa-Jo Baker for her 5 minute Friday where we’re given 5 minutes to write. No editing, no fluffing, no second-guessing. {START} Aphids: those nasty white flying bugs that get all over plants & kill them. I hate them! This past weekend, I took some time to rescue a very precious plant from…

He's got this

Ever have those panic feelings when your world is falling apart?  Are you feeling overwhelmed, out of control, scared or lost? Wouldn’t it be nice to hear God’s audible voice saying “I’ve got this!”? Well, we may not hear it audibly, but we can certainly read it throughout His Word!  King David says, “You hem…

Perfection Not Necessary

Ever have a day when everything seems to be going wrong & all you want to do is crawl back in bed & claim a “do-over”? I DO! There are days when I wake up feeling off & my day just seems to follow suit. My skin is less than “cover-girl” ready, my hair is…

I can't sit still!

Last evening I learned a beautiful lesson from my six year old stepson.  After coming home late from work, I walked in the door & received a hug hello, to which I asked my typical, “How was your day, Bub?”  He hung his head & barely above a whisper I could hear his response, “I…

Behind the Scenes

Today, I’m over at “Behind the Scenes” where we take a photograph & tell the story behind it. Mom & Me on My Wedding Day 9.10.2011 This is my beautiful Mother hugging me after I’d made my vows to my husband, Tyler. September 10, 2011: The day I married Tyler, became a Step Mamma, made…