Do you ever get asked questions that you just don't know exactly how to answer? You know those questions about life that you really don't have the answers to. I get asked questions all the time that I either don't know the answer to, or the questions that I don't really want to answer, or … Continue reading Questions, answers, and Focus
Philippians 3:12-16 Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize … Continue reading Putting the past behind and pressing on
Life does not go as you would always expect. Life happens, plans change, people change, and nothing seems to stay the same... and yet, somethings never change. As a teacher, school has begun. It is busy as always, getting everything in order and back into a routine. This year, for me, however, has been a … Continue reading A Life Interrupted and encouraged
“And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 Happiness, Joy, being positive, seeing the "glass half full".... it is all a choice. As I look through my social media feeds and the news, listen to people talk/post on their page or account (aka, complain), … Continue reading The grass is always greener….It’s a Choice…
If you really get to know me, something you will figure out is that I like to give and I like to serve. Sometimes it is my biggest strength, as well as my biggest weakness... But I make no excuses for being myself. If I believe in a cause or ministry, I will do what … Continue reading Gut check: What’s my Motivation?
Grief is a funny thing. Everyone handles it differently. I come from a long line of tenderhearted people.... as "Truvy" says in "Steel Magnolia's" .... "No one cries alone in my presence." This is especially true when we are experiencing the same time of grief. It is never easy to lose someone you love. … Continue reading Time and No Regrets
Passion Week begins... Palm Sunday. As I sit here and reflect on what Christ experienced as He made His way to the cross and took on all sin that was and is and is to come I am overwhelmed. On Sunday He was praised and by Friday those same people that were saying "Hosanna" were … Continue reading … it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Psalm 73:25-26 Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. When I was in college I was in an ensemble and one of the girls wrote a song using Psalm 73:25-26. Since that … Continue reading The strength of my heart
Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds … Continue reading Me?, Worried?…
James 1:17-18 ESV Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. … Continue reading Every good gift…