Ladies, what does loving ourselves, truly loving ourselves, look like? By design, women were placed on this Earth to be in relationship with spouses and to bear and care for the children. For many centuries, men provided while women were caretakers. David Murrow described society’s structure well discussing the days of long ago before Jesus: … Continue reading How Do We Love Ourselves in a Fallen World?
Seasons arrive, sometimes uninvited Just as Jesus did in her womb Accepted though He was Bowed and worshiped she did When the storm settles The dampness sets in Motivations is tapped Energy is sapped Mold creeps the walls of your heart Bold no more, you turn away Better it is alone Knowing what to expect … Continue reading The Jesus Season
Aiming my arrow at the center of perfection, I told myself lie upon lie. • You need to be thin to be attractive • You should work hard to be the best • You should be helping everyone that needs help • If they saw your weakness, they wouldn’t like you Can you see the … Continue reading Do You Expect a Perfect Body?
So many things to fill us up. Soft drinks, shopping trips, busy-ness, work, volunteering, me- time, me-and-you-time, Zumba, or in my case walking…… When do we take the time to lay “it” down? Some time ago, I was frustrated with our younger son’s string of behaviors, the tester of boundaries, the strongest of wills. My … Continue reading Do You Need to Lay it Down?
A new day of mercies Fresh love falling like snow Pinch, flinch, retract Protect and wallow Why the cycle? Crimson seasons wash white How dare we ask- In a tone that is harsh We hear, “Whom shall you please?” His voice spurs a heart-freeze Disappointed Him….again Should bow and sing Turning away, desperate to erase … Continue reading We are His Chosen Women
Walking outside is a source of joy for me. I enjoy spying on nature in our suburban neighborhood. But these pine cones…… Several days I walked by the same tree, and my eyes were drawn to these two pine cones. Each time I looked at them, I wondered why…..why is one sickly, almost dead…why … Continue reading I Choose Life
Deceivingly creative with his strongholds, Satan seeks to grind holy seeds of faith into dust. • Over your mouth, he ties a gag, so that you may not speak the Lord’s name. • Over your ears, satan covers them so you may not hear any of the blessings, encouragement and grace given by Him through … Continue reading Satan’s Gag Order
My eyes scanned the row of pumpkins from afar. Excitement grew as I made a steadfast decision to bring one home. Out of my car and standing at the back of the parking lot, I inhaled Autumn. There is a crispness in the air that simply is not available in the heat of summer. From … Continue reading Poisonous Fruit
Have you ever been surrounded with invisible iron bars? Ever feel like something unknown and unnamed is gripping your ankles, leaving you stuck? Satan was super satisfied with the stronghold He had on me. Without eyes to see Our Creator, I walked blindly through this life for forty years. The Enemy controlled me with shame, … Continue reading Invisible Prison
Do you know what I mean when I say I have been on an emotional roller coaster the past several weeks? The valleys filled with anticipation, worry and crisis-oriented actions. The peaks with Godly outcomes, orchestration and revelations. Trouble is I do not like amusement rides anymore. I am now the sunglass and hat holder … Continue reading Straight from the Mess