Friday, June 8, 2018

"When Chaos Calls" - My Recent Post on "Bridging the Gap"

"From the moment our alarm clock goes off in the morning, we are rushing for deadlines and schedules: kids schedules, work schedules, exercise schedules, prayer schedules, church schedules, hobby schedules, and the list goes on…  And then, there’s all the events: parties, celebrations, sporting events, music events, and more. Even our social calendars these days are chaotic."

Click on the link below to Check out this post and read encouraging words about this chaos of our many callings in life, and learning to be peace-filled in the midst of the chaos!

My Post on Bridging the Gap: "When Chaos Calls"

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid,” John 14:27 (ESV).


Saturday, May 12, 2018

5 Simple Truths to Help Combat Defensiveness - Posted on Daughters of the Deep

C.S. Lewis once wrote, “… it is Pride which has been the chief cause of misery in every nation and every family since the world began.” 

Do you need some help with handling the defensiveness that is Pride-based, in your life?  I know I do!  So I wrote this post about the helpful advice that I found when researching this topic. 

Enjoy my post by clicking below! 

5 Simple Truths to Help Combat Defensiveness

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Praying for the World - Post on Daughters of the Deep

In this time of deep uncertainty in the World.  Many staggering questions surround us daily...

The best thing for us to do when we want to help, is Pray! 

Click below to read my newest Blog Post on Daughters of the Deep: 

Praying For the World post 
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Imagine what might happen if each of us prayed longer and stronger for the World, each time that we were fearful about something going on in the World.
Let us cover this broken World with prayer! Let us all put down our fears, as we kneel powerfully together and repeatedly call upon the healer of all, the maker of the Universe; to help this land and to use us each to make a difference in any way, large or small, that we are able.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sprinkle Love All Around - My Recent Post for Bridging the Gap

“If you wrote a song about recent experiences in your life, what would the title be?”

My recent answer was: 

"Sprinkle Love All Around"
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Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Romans 12:9 (NLT)

Isn’t it amazing how love multiplies and spreads?

Please click above to read my story about sharing love and being surrounded by love! 

Peace to your week! 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

What Is Your Vocation? - posted 1st on Daughters of the Deep

Hello dear readers!

Today I have a post to share with you all, which is very dear to my heart!

Here is my favorite quote from the post, "Do EVERYTHING that you do, whether mundane or classy, whether required or soul-provoked, whether boring or delightful; do it all in the name of God and with the full love of God poured out to those you share life’s moments with!"

My post,  What Is Your Vocation?  just went live on the Daughters of the Deep blog, and I am so excited about it!

Please click above to read and enjoy mu most recent post!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Love Your Neighbor - Posted on Daughters of the Deep

Please check out my most recent Blog Post that was just published on Daughters of the Deep:  

Love Your Neighbor - Posted on Daughters of the Deep
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Here's a quote from the post: 

"Understanding that prayer is helpful in all circumstances is the key to letting go and letting God handle it!"

Enjoy! 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Live By Grace, Not By Perfection

Live by grace,
not by perfection.

That is the sign above my desk at work.

I need to be reminded of that every day!

Does someone in your life expect perfection from you?

If so, hold strong to the truth that we cannot obtain perfection, and that is OK.

I find myself striving so hard to please others.

Especially when it comes to my coworkers, who demand perfection from me. It is very difficult when we find ourselves in situations in life, in which perfection is expected.  As believers, we know in our hearts that perfection is unattainable for us, but that does not make the pressure from the World around us go away.

The grace of God is Enough! Believe it!  Live it!  Know it every day!

The only human that could ever, can ever, and will ever obtain perfection, was half-human half-holy, Jesus our Christ. So if the people in your life are pushing you towards perfection, stand firm in your belief that God's grace is enough!

We can sometimes put so much pressure on ourselves; the last thing we need is to internalize pressure from others!

Listen to the truth in these scriptures I highlight today. 

Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters

1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace towards me was not in vain

As long as we work with all our heart, and give our personal best to whatever we do, the grace of God makes that enough!

You are enough just as you are!

Listen to this wonderful song, that I have chosen to interpret to be about the struggle to accept that we are Enough. And also that Jesus' sacrifice if Enough for us and we do not need to strive so hard! 


You are enough for God! Jesus is enough for you.

Put a stop the pressure around you and within you, pushing toward perfection. Believe that You are enough!


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

"Another Blessed Year" - My Post on Daughters of the Deep

Hi Readers! 
Here's an excerpt from my most recent post, that went live last week, on Daughters of the Deep
"...if the numbers added to my age equate to more love and more wisdom and more friendships and more opportunities to care for others and share the love of God, then I guess I’ll take it!"
"…what if we broadcast our physical age as “years loved” or “years praising” or “years of wisdom”?  What if we all embraced that number as an accomplishment?
“Another year well spent loving God’s people as he loves me!”
Enjoy! 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

"Tomatoes & Tears" - published on Daughters of the Deep

Hello Readers! 

It has been quite some time since I posted; and I am sorry for that! I certainly have missed typing out my thoughts and feelings for my readers! 

Well, luckily, today, my most recent post on "Daughters of the Deep" went live.  So, please check it out at the link below! 

Tomatoes & Tears

They feast on the abundance of Your house; You give them drink from Your river of delights. (NIV)
 
“River of delights”….yes!  What a beautiful delight the Lord has given me, as I look at these beautiful vegetables and smile!  God quickly turned the stream of tears to a river of delight!


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Faith Incompatibility in Your Relationship

Observing your own faith grow, can be a very magical experience!  We often have a desire to talk to others about the positive changes in our lives and to share our excitement in this regard!  What happens when we try to share our interest with someone important to us, and the feeling is not returned?
More and more women are experiencing relationship struggles regarding their faith incompatibility with their significant other. Many couples do not regularly attend church together, like was a custom in years past.  
I can relate! This has always been an issue in my own relationship. As I have grown and matured in my faith over the years, my husband seems to have stayed stationary; in the same spot he was when we said our vows.
If partners do not understand each other’s stance on the topic of faith, this can become a source of deep relationship frustration!
Many times, I have found myself hoping and praying that my significant other could experience deepening faith, as I have. I have wished for him to experience the love of God in the beautiful ways that I have. But, after years and years of praying for him to experience what I have, I finally realize, that each person has their very own “rate of growth” when it comes to their relationship with God.
So rather than praying for your significant other to progress in faith in a manner similar to you, pray for them to progress in faith as God intends for them to progress!
As I began to pay closer attention to the “faith gap” between my significant other and myself, I realized that some of it was being amplified by my desires for him to understand me more fully.  Who am I to expect that? All these years, I should have been praying for him to more fully understand GOD, not ‘my’ faith.  Because really, his relationship with God will blossom in its own way and at its own time as God leads him to a fuller understanding of His blessings and the importance of a solid relationship with Him.
As you wait patiently, to watch God move in your loved one’s life; I would urge you to pray Romans 15:5-6, over your relationship (replacing “you” with “us/we”):  
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (ESV)
And then, watch and wait. God is holding your relationship in His hands.  We can be certain that He has a plan, and will bring it to fruition at the perfect time!  So let us stop comparing our faith with that of our significant other, and let us embrace the difference and enjoy the ride as we wait and watch God move in their life, in His own time!