I can do ALL things?

It was the middle of the night when I sat up gasping. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength,” tumbled out as I looked around the room and realized where I was. I was in Midland, Texas, and the following day would be the Bible Bowl competition my youth group had […]

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Nothing to be Thankful For?

If I am completely honest, I have to tell you that negativity is something I have struggled with.  God used a long period of grief to teach me that gratitude is a key to freedom. Gratitude is the road to joy.  He used the grief to undo me. Being undone isn’t worth anything unless we’re […]

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God Wastes Nothing

“You can’t lead others where you’ve never walked.” That’s the truth that God has been whispering to me, in one way and then another, for the past few months.  You can’t lead people deeper than what where you’ve gone yourself.  You can’t teach what you don’t know. Peter taught the church in 1 Peter 4:12, […]

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Ephesians Chapter 5, verses 1-14

Weather has been hot the past week.  God gave us a respite with some rain, and my 13 year old daughter Ella took this photo of HIS glorious handiwork when the storm was winding down. What a beautiful reminder of God’s promises. The following is my journal of Ephesians 5:1-14.  I primarily used the NASB […]

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Ephesians 4, verses 17-32

This chapter is such a good blueprint for Christian living.  Verse 32 is one I had my littles memorize early on.  I feel like I live seasons when life as a child of God seems smooth.    Other seasons I struggle, probably because God is stretching me, and I hate seeing my inconsistencies… times like […]

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