Monthly Archives: June 2010

Jesus Take the Wheel

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Sometimes it’s hard to know which way to turn, which area of your life has gotten out of balance and which needs to be steered back on course. Every since I’ve become a mom, I’ve struggled with balance. Yet, I’ve been able to encourage others along the way even though I don’t have it all figured out myself…

I wrote the following to a friend who was starting on a similar journey of balance in her own life:

“Listen to that gentle whisper God is speaking to your heart and see where He wants you to let go.

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Summertime Challenge

Wow! I feel like I just went to the movies and watched the all-time Summer Smash Hit! The movie was cheaper and better than I have seen in a long time.

The movie title, you ask? . . .

4 Days in Genesis.


When is the last time you took a couple of days and read through a whole book of the Bible–especially Genesis? I promise I am not trying to make you feel guilty because the Lord knows that this is the first time in a loooonnnng time that I have done anything like this.

One of my co-workers emailed everyone this week and wanted to know if we wanted to be her accountability partners in a 90 day Read-through-the-Bible challenge.

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Clean House

Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. Psalm 86:4 NIV

Every woman fantasizes about the day her husband will say, “It’s okay, honey, I’ll clean the house for you today.” Well, friends, my dreams just came true.

I clean the house on Fridays. It’s my routine. But last Friday was the first day of my husband’s vacation time. As I grabbed the disinfectant spray and headed for the bathroom, he grabbed me by the waist and uttered the most charming and heart-stopping words a man could utter, “I’m going to clean for you today.

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Free to Fly

Over the last couple of days, the Lord has been speaking to me about my freedom to fly with the purpose and destiny He has for my life. He has been teaching me that my life is much like that of a caterpillar. Before I met Christ, my life was good, but it lacked meaning. I would often move at a slow pace, not really sure what was around the corner. I was never content and I had no understanding of my true identity as a beloved creation of the most High God.

Since I have come to know the Lord, there have been many times where He has placed me in the cleft of the rock, the “cocoon”, away from the cares of this world, just me and Him.

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I Can’t Do It

As a mother, I feel this way quite often. When I haven’t had much sleep and I have to get up and take care of children, when I’m on day ten of sick children, or when I’m cleaning up messes…again, I often think… I can’t do this.

I hear other women say the same thing, too… “I think God may want me to (stay at home with my children, change jobs, homeschool, etc.), but I just don’t think I can.”

We often feel like we aren’t up to the task at hand. And the truth is we aren’t able.

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Big Lessons from a Little Devotion

“If you want to save your life, you will destroy it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find it.” Matthew 16:25

One morning, when my youngest two were three and five years old, I sat down with them for a quick devotion. I usually didn’t get around to devotions with my little ones, but on this morning I had managed some quiet time myself before they got up. When they came to sit besides me, I set aside my Bible and seized the moment, never knowing that their children’s devotion would be just what I needed.

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Beside Peaceful Waters

1 The Lord is my shepherd. I am never in need.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside peaceful waters.
3 He renews my soul. He guides me along the
paths of righteousness for the sake of his name.
4 Even though I walk through the dark valley of death,
because you are with me, I fear no harm.
Your rod and your staff give me courage.
5 You prepare a banquet for me while my enemies watch.
You anoint my head with oil. My cup overflows.
6 Certainly, goodness and mercy will stay close to me all the days of my life,
and I will remain in the Lord’s house for days without end.

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Please Excuse the Mess

Dear friends and readers,

We’ve been experiencing some issues with this site’s hosting. Since the resign of this site was already underway we decided to tackle both the hosting and design issues at the same time. Please be patient with us as we work out these issues!

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