9-16-2014 8-23-07 AM

JOY IS A CHOICE…

A few years ago I read a quote, “Joy is a choice.”  It’s a simple but powerful statement to measure not only my attitude but my heart.  It keeps my heart centered on WHO matters in my life Christ, so joy will be the result. Yet, what’s been stealing my joy is trying to be “the perfect wife” “perfect mother” and it’s even trying to be perfect … [Read More...]

9-12-2014 8-18-44 AM

IMITATING CHRIST IN OUR MARRIAGE…

“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.” (Ephesians 5:1) As a Mama to little boys, I'm the first wife role model they see. Children are so impressionable, especially at an early age. Their little minds are blank, waiting to be filled with good or bad. We have a chance to impact them with our marriage and honor God. As wives, we have to … [Read More...]

9-10-2014 10-33-59 AM

OUR ANCHOR…

My heart has been heavy the past few days, the flood waters of life are drowning us, and watching people lose hope is heavy on my soul. "The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring." (Psalms 93:3) As I listened to my husband the other day, I could hear the hopelessness in his voice as … [Read More...]

9-9-2014 8-12-08 AM

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH…

Several months before our trip, I was sending money to get my father’s truck repaired.  My father left me his truck from his will and I was delighted to get the truck repaired for my husband since he was without a vehicle.   Yet, the moment my husband saw the truck, I could see the disappointment on his face.  It had several rust spots, it needed … [Read More...]

9-4-2014 3-08-23 PM

MY SABBATH…

This past Friday I was overwhelmed with doubt and fear, it seems I have these triggers and they send me into a tail spin of fear. I set in my chair and thought to myself, you know you have authority over these feelings in Jesus, stand up and take authority!! But I didn't, I tried but I just sit there in myself pity now feeling guilty and ashamed … [Read More...]

8-27-2014 10-38-49 AM

SMILING AT THE FUTURE…

 “Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.” (Proverbs 31:25) I have to admit that sometimes I fear the future. I fear what could happen tomorrow or twenty years down the road. I fear things my children may have to endure from heartbreaks to broken bones. We can never know what the future holds. It can catch us … [Read More...]

8-19-2014 8-51-38 AM

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING…

For the past several weeks I've been truly struggling with my thoughts, especially those towards my husband. It seems a door has been opened that wasn't guarded and now it needs to be closed quickly. My quiet time with The Lord is usually first thing after waking up, but for the past month or so it's been a struggle and I often choose that extra … [Read More...]

8-11-2014 8-09-58 AM

DEATH ISN’T FINAL…

As I stared at my father’s name upon his tombstone, I couldn't help but feel enraged.  It was a shocking emotion; I truly believe I had dwelt with the death of my father so many months before.  Yet, as the minister finished his message, I was the first to leave the grave site. Several months ago, my mind accepted the fact my father was dead.  … [Read More...]

8-8-2014 8-06-11 AM

LEARNING TO LISTEN…

"Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath". (James 1:19) If you know me, you know that I love to talk. I can talk to just about anyone, if they'll listen. There are times when I should learn to listen more, but I haven't yet. This verse in James has been one that I've heard several times over … [Read More...]

7-31-2014 8-40-20 AM

DISTRESS…

“In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ear.” (Psalm 18:6) It seems like we all have “been going through it lately.  Many prayer requests and cries for help have reached through the internet to go around the world and back again. You have been heard … [Read More...]

Our Prayers Matter

OUR PRAYERS MATTER…

"And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment." (Philippians 1:9) Sometimes it's easy for me to forget that my husband has bad days like I do. He works in Law Enforcement and is around a lot of negative. I stay home all day teaching, rearing, and home-making. I can have days where I am so tired … [Read More...]

7-25-2014 9-40-55 AM

PRAYING THROUGH MARRIAGE…

I was given a book about three years ago by a very dear friend. She was walking with me through a hard time in my marriage and suggested that I begin praying for my husband and marriage. So I did, and the prayers in that book were powerful and full of scripture. I kind of expected quick results, but things just seemed to get worst; one would … [Read More...]

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