In the busyness of our lives today, take time to put into place these 20 tips. When you do, your days can only be better and you can live a joyful life.

20 Tips for a Joyful Life (and the Scriptures to Back Them Up!)

In the busyness of our lives today, take time to put into place these 20 tips. When you do, your days can only be better and you can live a joyful life.

In the busyness of our lives today, take time to put into place as many of these 20 tips as possible. It’s a given that when you do, your days can only be better. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes every day. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be […]

Impatience? Worry? Insecurity? Do those originate from others or from within you? Find where the struggle really is.

The Struggle Within? or Without?

Impatience? Worry? Insecurity? Do those originate from others or from within you? Find where the struggle really is.

Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. As I work my way through the day, I frequently become frustrated with others. “I’m so tired of people […]

Through a dream, God gave me just the scripture I needed to answer my pleas for direction.

Finding God’s Direction in a Dream

Through a dream, God gave me just the scripture I needed to answer my pleas for direction.

I lack confidence in my faith, in myself, in my writing. I wonder and pray for direction. “God,” I beg. “Please let me know. What do I do? What if what I write is met with criticism? What if people don’t like it? What if I’m too extreme? Too ‘out there’? God, I love you, […]

Finding purpose, knowing joy in the midst of our grief, comes when we willingly allow God to fill us. Which of these examples of God's grace do you know?

6 Examples of God’s Grace in Grief

Finding purpose, knowing joy in the midst of our grief, comes when we willingly allow God to fill us. Which of these examples of God's grace do you know?

Quite a few years ago, I learned the difference between being sad when someone dies and the gut-wrenching, heart-hurting, curl up in a ball unable to move kind of grief. When my best friend died, I’d never experienced such extreme despair. For a time, I wasn’t positive I could get back up again. Then, I […]

We have the power to initiate and create little things to make a huge difference for someone else and for ourselves.

Initiate and Create the Little Things and Find Joy

We have the power to initiate and create little things to make a huge difference for someone else and for ourselves.

Luke 16:10 One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. I wake up, groggy and slow. It’s another 10 minutes before my alarm should ring, but something has woken me, a footstep, the click tap of […]

These worn out, written on, wrinkled-up pages of my Bible reflect my soul. They’re me in all my strife, struggle, beauty, joy, life, love. How about you?

How the Worn Out, Written On, Wrinkled-up Pages of my Bible Reflect My Soul

These worn out, written on, wrinkled-up pages of my Bible reflect my soul. They’re me in all my strife, struggle, beauty, joy, life, love. How about you?

Sitting around the dinner table with my aunt, uncle, and cousins many years ago, I tried to show off my Christian self. I had to let them know how wise and spiritual I had become. The conversation had turned to church and bibles. “Oh yes,” I assured Aunt Colleen. “I attend church every week.” “Do […]

Do you know the difference in living for Jesus or allowing Jesus to live through you?

Living for Jesus or Allowing Jesus to Live through You?

Do you know the difference in living for Jesus or allowing Jesus to live through you?

2 Corinthians  5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! When we become Christians, life doesn’t suddenly become perfect. When I first understood Christ within me, I fell under the false impression that I would always feel His incredible love and peace – that it […]