Devotional

Sufficiency: Finding Comfort in the Promises of God

The messages of the world can leave us feeling empty. We must seek our comfort in the promises of God and trust in His sufficiency.  If you subscribe to the concept of love languages, it would take you five minutes with my son to recognize that his love language is clearly physical touch. In a… Continue reading Sufficiency: Finding Comfort in the Promises of God

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Run: Fleeing from Anything that Stimulates Youthful Lusts

Sin can be sneaky. Especially in our minds. We must run, flee from anything that tempts us into allowing sexual sin power.  As women, we have been really sneaky about making men feel alone in their struggle against sexual sin. I don’t know how it happened, but it seems that men are just assumed to… Continue reading Run: Fleeing from Anything that Stimulates Youthful Lusts

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Mountaintop: The Grace of the Mountains and Valleys

We often pursue the mountaintop experiences, yet life’s gracious road takes us through both the mountains and the valleys. The valley is a place of mercy.  My family and I recently moved to the mountains for my husband’s new job. We have a beautiful house just outside town, with stunning views. I am in absolute… Continue reading Mountaintop: The Grace of the Mountains and Valleys

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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