His heart goes out to you….

When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry” (Luke 7:13) A widow’s only son had died.  Jesus took compassion on her and raised her son from the dead.  God’s heart never grows tired of meeting your needs. His heart goes out to you.  Whatever you are facing…

Redeeming Love

Last night I shared my God story with six beautiful teenage girls.  In light of the Bible study we were working on together, the Holy Spirit continued to work on my fears to share and He gave me confidence to be “real”. Why are we so afraid to be real?  Here were my reasons: Rejection…

Slumps, dumps, and bumps

On the radio a pastor quoted the famous Charles Spurgeon.  He noted that slumps may come prior to the mountain or movement.  Our bodies are designed by God to cycle through times of rest and valley walks.  We can’t stay on the mountain top and survive. After a series of slumps, dumps, and bumps, I…

Jesus-a friend for the journey

BASED ON THE BOOK JESUS WEPT BY BRUCE MARCHIANO Jesus’ life was so public and controversial.  He was picked apart and pursued.  Leaders called Him the prince of demons, pressured Him to perform miracles to prove His worthiness, and announced He was “worthy of death”. Can you imagine this taunting and having to overcome day…

God makes us beautiful…..

2 Corinthians 4 For God who said let light shine out of darkness, made His light shine in our hearts….. This verse was shared with me by a friend who sincerely noticed the love of Jesus in my heart.  I’m humbled by these words because it could only be Jesus in this frazzled, tired, confused…

Make your birthday a gratitude day!

What an amazing birthday!  Last year I started a personal tradition of being purposefully grateful on my birthday–taking pictures and really concentrating on all the blessings in my life. At dinner, my mom shared something I did not know.  She had a C-section so she could schedule my birthday.  She wanted me to be born…

A Prayer For God’s Daughters

A beautiful prayer from Proverbs 31 Ministry http://www.sheilamangum.com/ Father, There is NONE like You. (Jeremiah 10:6) The heavens declare your glory and the skies proclaim the work of Your hands. (Psalm 19:2)  The rocks will cry out proclaiming Your goodness if we fail to do so. (Luke 19:40)  That is how good You are.  So…

Life is Precious

Psalm 71:17 You got me when I was an unformed youth, God, and taught me everything I know. Now I’m telling the world your wonders; I’ll keep at it until I’m old and gray. From birth to 99, God is a God of wonders who teaches us through all seasons of life. Life is so…

True Love Does Not Wait

I understand the Biblical truth of waiting for intimacy until marriage.  Marriage is a Holy union between man and woman.  But do we wait for a love that we can have right now? Jesus is our first love.  He wants you to be filled and blessed as a single person.  He is not holding out…

One more night with the frogs

Exodus 8: 8-10 8 Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Pray to the Lord to take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let your people go to offer sacrifices to the Lord.” 9 Moses said to Pharaoh, “I leave to you the honor of setting the time for me to pray for you and your officials and…

When Pea Pods get Separated a Phone Call is Due…

The speaker from Knowing God’s Ministries shared an intimate story of reconnecting with someone after 11 years.  She felt the Holy Spirit asking her to reconnect and settle some things in the relationship.  At the end she asked us to think of our “who” or “what”. My mind went blank.  Then, a long list of…