Category Archives: Women

Shifting My View

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As I began reading Matthew 5 my heart was prayed over and ready to receive what God had for me. My eyes began following the black typed words across the page until I came to the third verse. I began reading the words, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of…

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Jesus Can Calm Our Storms

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“On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat so…

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Where Jesus Meets Us

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This season has caused me to think about Jesus’ disciples and their journey with Jesus. This morning I found myself reading about Thomas. He is famously known as “doubting Thomas.” I was drawn to Thomas because I have been doubting some things lately. I have been doubting God’s promises. I have been doubting God’s heart…

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Letting God Fight Our Battles

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I have heard several new songs over the past couple of weeks. Each one of them had a similar message in them. God has been and is continuing to fight our battles. There have been heavy battles raging within me and around me. People I love are fighting some severely trying things. There are days…

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You Are Not Forgotten

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We have a Sunday service at church. We worship together and hear God’s Word. We leave and go home without much of a thought to all the behind the scenes work people did to accomplish it. We go in the bathrooms and have a million conversations in the ladies room, without a thought to all…

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The Later List

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My husband and I started a house project that was supposed to consist of dealing with one part of the house. It turned into a whole house renovation. This obviously affected the budget and cost. We had things that we wanted to do but as other things became exposed we had to make what we…

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The Freeing Power of Saying “No”

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I was overwhelmed, burnt out, struggling with depression through a difficult season of grief, and many unexpected events surrounding it all. Before that, I had been a pursuer of people, relationships, and most importantly Jesus. I was actively involved in ministry and leading small groups. I was reliable, responsible, and pursued those around me. I…

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Freedom Friends

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We had a wedding coming up and I knew some friends would want me to dance. I reached out to my audiologist to ask for tips. I have made incredible progress hearing with my cochlear implants and I have worked hard, but dancing at a wedding has been a mountain I have not been able…

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Letting God Be My Refuge, My Safe Place.

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When I am scared, hurt, lonely, or just plain tired, my husband’s arms are my favorite place to be. When he wraps his strong, comforting arms around me, I feel safe and protected. He doesn’t even have to speak, I know his heart is telling me that he has me. This world is a scary…

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Trusting In The Midst Of Temptation

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Temptation is something we face often, it is also something Jesus faced. Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.  And the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the…

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