If someone stretched their hands toward you with a gift and said, “Here, please accept this free gift", it is available to you, but wouldn’t be yours until you reach out and take it, right? You can believe in the gift because you see it right before you, but you will not be enjoying it [...]
Category: Faith Life
When You Tell Yourself You’re Not Interested in SEX
I showed my husband the title of this new post and his response was “What? Why would you ever tell yourself that? God created us to want sex.” But, I’m sure you’ve been there, Sis. I have, too. Because we all have human brains that try to convince us of things that are just not [...]
What’s Your Favorite Emotion to Feel?
Did you know that your thoughts create the chemicals in your brain to signal the emotions you get to feel? Definitely makes you more intentional about your thoughts, right? I LOVE to think thoughts of LOVE & JOY because I AM the one who gets to FEEL those emotions in MY body! It’s quite magical [...]
Are you a REACTOR or a CREATOR?
The words REACTOR & CREATOR are made up of the same seven letters!Stop being a reactor and instead be a creator! You can choose to stop reacting to the things in your life and you can shift into creating exactly what you want for your life. You have that power within you because we are [...]
Everything God is Ever Going to Do For Me He’s ALREADY Done?!
Everything I need God to do He has already done! Wait! What? How can that be? It’s already done? Yep! Because Jesus cannot and will not go back to the cross. It was finished. Your forgiveness, done. Your redemption, done. Your physical healing, done. Your provision, done. Your peace, done. Your joy, restored. But I’m [...]
I WILL Give Thanks
Is it possible to be GRATEFUL and DISAPPOINTED at the same time? Is it possible to feel THANKFUL and SAD? Sure it is. We are complex beings with complex inner workings created by a magnificent God. On a day like Thanksgiving you may be tempted to feel shame if you are not all exuberant with [...]
Mining for Gratitude
Frustrations are usually surface level…it doesn’t take much effort to point them out and to even vent about them to others. I was extremely frustrated by something going on in my world yesterday. Even vented to my hubby about it and of course because he loves me he assured me that I was justified in [...]
JOY is God’s Powerful Prescription for You!
Ever been at a hard place in your life and felt guilty for momentarily feeling joy and happiness because of this one huge thing you are still grieving? Me, too. To be honest, some days I'm still there. And you know what? That's okay. Grief often comes in waves and when they no longer hit [...]
How to BE where you are
Have I ever mentioned how much I love New York in the fall?! With all her many faults (like snow for 6 months of the year, high taxes, and crazy liberal ideals) she sure shines in autumn, I tell ya! There have been so many times we’ve thought of bailing, begged God for a different assignment, [...]
Prayer for the Nation
Prayer for the Nation (excerpt from Pastor Nancy Dufresne) "1 Timothy 2:1-4 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all (make it a priority), supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all [...]