Growth: The Sweet & Sour

Growth is like eating a sour candy, it starts off painful and you’re hoping it stops soon, yet there is a sweetness present that keeps you going back for another. Transformation in our lives can be a lot more difficult than eating sour candies. In every given trial and challenge we have two choices: WeContinue reading “Growth: The Sweet & Sour”

Character Vs. Comfort

Before my alarm even went off I was tossing and turning, a bit restless and still feeling very sleepy. Instead of finding peace before getting out of bed with a prayer I got up, walked to the coffee pot to start the brew – I stood there watching the coffee trickle in wishing it wouldContinue reading “Character Vs. Comfort”

Be Aware and Join Up

Awareness – it’s something I continue to tell my kids. Be aware of what Others are doing, be aware of what’s happening around you… They can get so distracted by the TV or their own desires they seem almost rude as they walk by me with my hands full and don’t offer to help orContinue reading “Be Aware and Join Up”

Learning to Fly

During my bible study this morning, I’m learning about joy in hardship.  Weird concept right?! I don’t know about you, but most of my days start with prayer and bible study, getting my mind right for the day, then without fail I close the book, something happens and I’m letting my emotions, frustrations, fears, andContinue reading “Learning to Fly”

The 99 & A Mouth Filter

Confession of a striver – I take life way too seriously! Watched the movie School of Life the other day with the kids.  There was a scene where the coach of the basketball team – played by Ryan Renalds – decides that if they are going to be a team that loses all the time,Continue reading “The 99 & A Mouth Filter”

This is why I know God has a sense of Humor…

The joys of marriage always bring about conflicts. It’s inevitable – you put two very different people in close proximity for life – yeah – conflict is unavoidable! After a recent spat with my husband, I was dealing with the afterthoughts of my behavior and still stubbornly upset with him. I know I can onlyContinue reading “This is why I know God has a sense of Humor…”

Using the Broken

Action and adventure moves are some of my favorites.  In watching these movies, I always wonder how the leaders of the Mob or Cartel got all the power and control.  How do they get followers, and so many of them?   Is it all threat, is it love with threats… I just couldn’t wrap my headContinue reading “Using the Broken”

Peace In The Chaos

“Peace be with you” is something I say at church on Sunday mornings when the pastor asks us to greet one another.  I must admit, saying these words always seems so odd to me, probably because I laugh in doubt at the thought of peace or that I’m not really sure what true peace looksContinue reading “Peace In The Chaos”

Build a City of Self-Control

Food and eating is one of my favorite things to do, and that caused troubles in past, it led me to being overweight, insecure and unhealthy mentally and physically. To help improve my self-control,  I did a bible study called Taste for Truth.  During this study I discovered how I can continue my love forContinue reading “Build a City of Self-Control”

Conquer Fear

My faith is a lot like Peter walking on water.  He had faith that Jesus could make all things happen, and then as soon as it got scary, Peter started to sink. He turned his focus from God to his fear.  For a short time Peter was 100% faithful – and a miracle was happeningContinue reading “Conquer Fear”