3 Things Everyone Needs to Remember about Fear

#1 FEAR IS NOT FROM GOD Did you know that much of the fear we experience is not from God? Fear can be brought on by many circumstances but can also be demonic, intent on capturing its victim. The enemy will use fear to cripple. So, if fear has anything to do with it, it…

God Leads Me

Waking up in the darkness, I feel the weight of corona fatigue. Longing for the brightness of the elusive return to normal, I get ready to face the day. Morning is usually my best time of day. I don’t necessarily spring out of bed all perky and raring to go (actually, that never happens), but…

A New Beginning

There are times in our lives when we actively seek change. Some roles we can give up quite gladly, but there are also times when God uses unpleasant circumstances to grow us. He moves us from where we are, where we have become comfortable, to somewhere new. Often, for change to occur, we need to…

Hope in the Midst of Bereavement

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.” (NASB) Isaiah 55:8-9 We don’t get used to people we love leaving this earth. The bereavement…

Motherhood: When Labor Pains are Endless

“What happened to me?!” A quick glance in the mirror takes me back just a bit. My hair is pulled back in a disarrayed mess, and dry snot is crusted on my sleeve. “Mommy!” my daughter yells. This shirt has GOT to go. “Mommmmy!” she shouts again. No one ever told me labor pains are endless…

Wrestling with Identity

Stepping stiffly into the bathroom, turning on the light. Confronted by the wall-to-wall mirror. Having to look at my reflection whether I want to or not—disheveled hair, droopy eyes, rumpled pajamas and all. And yet it’s not so bad. Here, at least, my hair is mostly brown, with a light dusting of gray. Some people…

Understanding Wisdom

Wisdom has always sounded like a grown-up word.  I can remember hearing stories of Winnie the Pooh and the “Wise Old Owl” being the center of knowledge and direction for A.A. Milne’s lively creatures in the Hundred Acre Wood.  I can also remember sitting in Sunday School class as the flannel graph images of King…

Nothing is Impossible

Author: Donna Marie As I pray, I hear God say I will show you the way Nothing is impossible With God you are unstoppable The old is gone The new is here You belong Can’t you hear You know I care I need you to share My love for them So, let’s begin My words…

Hurt That Brings Healing

Author: Laura Sumpter I pushed the off button and tossed the phone onto my bed. As I did tears began pouring down my face. “Not again,” my head screamed. “Not again! Dear God, I can’t…” my thoughts stopped short as quiet tears turned to sobs.  I thought through the words I had just heard. For…

Lessons on Sin from a Good Doctor

Author: Courtney Ellis (Courtney’s 2nd Book Almost Holy Mama released June 3rd! It’s Funny, Theologically Rich, and an ENCOURAGEMENT to any Mama trying to Grow closer to Jesus!) I’ve apparently and unfortunately reached the age where previously normal moles go a little haywire. “That’s going to need to come off,” said the doctor, holding my…