Special Post: COMPARISON NEVER HELPS

Years ago – and I mean years ago – I led the Women’s Ministry at Hickory Community Chapel. Today I came across some handwritten notes that I used once upon a time. What a sweet memory! It’s also a sweet touch from the Lord, reminding me how He’s expanded my ministry in amazing ways since those days. It’s easy to compare ourselves to others and wish for MORE: More talent, more influence, more this, that, or the other. But you know what? God made each […]

Moms & Mentors: Mistakes Made & Lessons Learned

Dear Readers, I’m pleased to share that I’m guest posting today on Intentional Parenting, a blog written by my friend, Carole Sparks. We met at a writer’s conference in 2015, and she recently invited me to share some thoughts with her readers. I’d love for you to visit her site, read my post, and browse her material. You just might find another blog to subscribe to because she’s a lover of God’s Word as well as an excellent writer 🙂. A preview of my post begins below: “By faith, Moses, when he […]

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Moms & Mentors: My Latest Book Project & How We Can Use Our Spiritual Gifts

photo credit: Just Sit And Relax! via photopin (license)   “Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10:24, Nasb Last week I shared briefly about my latest project: a Bible study for moms and mentors to use with their daughters—whether children by birth or daughters in the faith. I’m excited because this manuscript pairs the power of story with the power of God’s Word, drawing readers closer to the Master Storyteller. God is developing a greater passion in me when it […]

Know Him Well

“God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.” Hebrews 1:1-2, NASB   Leaving His Father and heaven’s glory, He humbly came: “Then He said, ‘BEHOLD, I HAVE COME TO DO THY WILL.’” Hebrews 10:10 The world didn’t acknowledge or revere Him. Neither did His people. “He was in the […]

Tidbits of Truth: Discipline

“He disciplines us for our good, that we may share His holiness.” Heb. 12:10, NASB God uses discipline–whether gentle reproof or severe scourging–not to dishearten us … but to help us be holy like Him.    photo credit: letgo_299.jpg via photopin (license)

Anchored

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil.” Heb. 6:19, NASB Surely we all know someone who struggles with depression. Maybe you are that person. The world offers all kinds of solutions for depression: medication, positive-thinking strategies—even addictions to various substances or pastimes. While medication certainly helps numerous people, I wonder if we sometimes forget the power of God’s Word to soothe, to renew our minds, to focus us on Christ. […]