Devotional

Friend: Loving at All Times Through God’s Abundant Grace

We can all be tempted to be a superficial friend. Being a true friend requires God’s abundant grace to lay down our lives. Resting on my desk in a silver frame is a photo of beloved friends sitting, smiling, and leaning into each other around a table. It was taken at a favorite restaurant in… Continue reading Friend: Loving at All Times Through God’s Abundant Grace

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Exposed: Finding Approval in Jesus Instead of Others

Sharing about our past can leave us feeling exposed in front of others. Our approval comes from God alone. We must proclaim the good things He has done in our lives!  The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge, but not so the heart of fools. Proverbs 15:7, CSB Have you ever had a dream where… Continue reading Exposed: Finding Approval in Jesus Instead of Others

Devotional · Stay Sane

Past: Leaving Resentment and Pain Behind Us to Live Freely

The holiday season can quickly bring up old wounds and resentments within us that cause pain or anger. Leaving the past behind enables us to love freely.  Most of us have spent the first of America’s two major holidays of the year with members of our extended family. For various reasons, many of these family… Continue reading Past: Leaving Resentment and Pain Behind Us to Live Freely

Devotional · Stay Sane

Kindness: 3 Tips for Floating on the Gift of God’s Grace

The gift of God’s grace can be hard to accept. Acceptance means we are flawed and need help. But God’s kindness sustains us in our weaknesses.  Many different seasons make up life. Some seasons are full of blessings, some full of heartache. Seasons can be filled with joy, hope, trials, grieving, and chaos. My current… Continue reading Kindness: 3 Tips for Floating on the Gift of God’s Grace

Devotional · Stay Sane

Mercy: Receiving and Giving Forgiveness For Our Offenses

Not all of our offenses result in punishment. Sometimes we receive mercy instead. When we experience grace and mercy, we can extend it to others.  It never fails. Something catastrophic always happens when my husband leaves town, and he leaves town kinda frequently. Hmm… Maybe it’s not when he leaves town. Maybe it’s just all… Continue reading Mercy: Receiving and Giving Forgiveness For Our Offenses

Devotional · Stay Sane

Grace: Allowing God to Pull Us Out of Our Darkness

Darkness is overwhelming. Especially when we have dug our own holes. But God has pursued us through our darkness, and sits beside us, waiting to pull us out by His grace.  There was a point in my life where I sat cross-legged in a very dark hole. Thoughts of shame filled my mind as I… Continue reading Grace: Allowing God to Pull Us Out of Our Darkness

Devotional · Stay Sane

Middle: Trusting God’s Grace to Empower Us Daily

The grace of Jesus not only saves us for eternity but empowers us to live daily for Him. Let us not forget the power within us when we feel stuck in the middle.  Have you ever tried something really incredible? Something you didn’t think you could do, but you tried it anyway? Have you ever… Continue reading Middle: Trusting God’s Grace to Empower Us Daily

Devotional · Stay Sane

Moments: Surrendering Our Time as God’s Instruments

Surrendering our time to God is important. When we structure moments on being His instrument, we can find rest and assurance through God’s perfect design. In relationships, I tend to say “yes” a lot. Does someone need a meal? I can deliver. Did someone lose their babysitter last minute? Bring your kids to me. You… Continue reading Moments: Surrendering Our Time as God’s Instruments

In Her Corner · Stay Sane

In Her Corner, episode 7

This is a series to learn about different moms and their different situations. Through interviewing these women and sharing their stories I hope that we can all have a better understanding and appreciation of each other. Hopefully we can support and encourage her “in her corner.” This episode is the second part of meeting a mom… Continue reading In Her Corner, episode 7