Intentional Acts of Kindness

When I originally had this idea about doing intentional acts of kindness, I had thought about all the people outside of the walls of my home. But today, I had an intentional day with my boys...and it was amazing! I took some time today and spent it intentionally with each boy, shopping for the others... Continue Reading →

Let’s Start a Movement!

'For I was hungry, and you fed me.  I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink.  I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.  I was naked, and you gave me clothing.  I was sick, and you cared for me.  I was in prison, and you visited me.' Matthew 25:35-36 Good... Continue Reading →

Are You Truly Thankful?

Chase and I were watching a television show the other night after we had put the boys to bed.  Part of the story line was about a young married couple who was trying to have a baby but had not yet conceived.  It was consuming the young man and affecting his attitude in all other... Continue Reading →

What Are You Trusting In?

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.  Psalm 20:7 NIV Good morning! Trust...such a powerful word.  One that holds weight. What or whom do we trust in? Trust - (noun) assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something... Continue Reading →

God Sees You

Good morning! There is an overwhelming desire to "have it all together" in the culture that we live in.  Mostly due to social media and all the technology that goes with it at our fingertips.  We take the perfect photo, apply the best filter, and post for thousands of people we don't know to see.... Continue Reading →

The Glue that Holds Us Together

Good morning! Sometimes life can be flat hard.  We all go through things that are difficult, painful, and challenging. BUT... Jesus came to hold us together. He is before all things; and in him all things hold together.  Colossians 1:17 Where is Jesus holding you together today?  Where is he working out the details in... Continue Reading →

Give it ALL to Him

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.  1 Peter 5:7 Happy Thankful Thursday, I am so thankful today that we have a God bigger than our circumstance.  Bigger than our hard days.  Bigger than all our fears. Today I want to encourage you to cast ALL your cares; every worry, every... Continue Reading →

What Are Your Deepest Prayers?

Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! Psalm 116:2 (NLT) Good morning! What are your deepest prayers? You know, the ones you yearn for deep inside of your soul... healing for a loved one peace in the middle of heartache salvation for a family member for a... Continue Reading →

It Is Good

It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to the Most High.  It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening, Psalm 92: 1-2 Good morning! It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to the Most High. What is... Continue Reading →

His Power is Made Perfect in Weakness

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 Good morning, We like to be tough, don't we?  Afraid of showing weakness, we tend to... Continue Reading →

May We Never Forget

Good morning! As I was reading along in Deuteronomy (one of my favorites) this morning Moses was telling the Israelite people once again to "not be afraid, the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, is with you!" (Deuteronomy 20:1)  He goes on saying "Do not lose heart or panic or tremble before... Continue Reading →

In Everything

Good morning! Some weeks it can seem as if we are trudging through life, hit by the hard reality of circumstances beyond our control.  Maybe it's a medical diagnosis, maybe it's loss, maybe it's job related or family issues.  It can be so hard not to carry these circumstances around with us, carry their heaviness... Continue Reading →

Lift Your Eyes

Good afternoon! I'm sure you have heard the saying - "when it rains, it pours".  And it has sure felt like that around here the last couple of weeks. As I spent some quiet time this morning on my bench out front, this psalm came to my mind.  As I opened my bible and read... Continue Reading →

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