I Struggle

I am about to be very transparent because I know there is another woman right now fighting against the same struggle. I battle anxiety…the kind that leaves you sweating, panicked, heart racing, can’t breath, walls closing in, out of control anxiety. I have struggled with this since High School and while some years an months are better than others the battle still reappears and the struggle to control it can wear me down. Over the years God has shown me so much through this and taught me when triggers come, my faith must be firmly rooted, my trust must be …

Be Strong and Courageous

I am writing to myself today but I certainly hope that if you are where I am that it will speak to your heart.  ” Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” … 8 “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged”.  Deuteronomy 6: 6, 8 Fear is something I have a hard time shaking. Over the years I really have …

Being A Wife in the Word

  Have you ever wondered if reading your Bible actually matters?  “With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119: 10-11   “Honey, what does this mean? I don’t get it!” This basically sums up my Bible study time my first few years of marriage. I leaned on my husband for my biblical knowledge. That was until the day I quit. I don’t just mean that I quit something simple, I quit trying to read and understand God’s Word. It …

Seek Him First

  As moms and women we race out of bed for the really important stuff… Big meeting… Baby crying… Getting the kids to school…. Just having to be somewhere important… We rush everyone else out the door and we are off to a hurried and rushed pace trying our best to keep up. This life has gotten out of control, we rush everywhere, we think of ourselves first, we are wrapped up in getting things right now and then we wonder why the world is chaotic when we look around. We have forgotten the most important piece of the puzzle. …

Bible Study is Not a Box to be Checked Off

  Another morning I fumble my way to the coffee pot. I plopped myself down on the couch and grabbed my prayer journal. I didn’t have much to say or much to pray about. My mind felt fuzzy and distracted from all that was happening around me. I had been sick for days, my body was weak and weary, but I talked myself into pushing through and reading my Bible study chapters for the day, so I could put a checkmark that it was completed. One less thing on my list and one less thing on my mind for the …

Old Testament with Gospel Lenses

We live in the most connected age thanks to the internet and social media. Yet this age is the most disconnected from the Bible than many have ever seen in their lifetime. Despite the fact that eighty-four percent of average American households have more than one Bible, only thirty-seven percent of them read their Bible daily, according to Lifeway research. Recently the BarnaGroup issued their “State of the Bible 2019.” It gives us an even greater glimpse into how God’s Word is used or unused in our world today. According to the survey, Forty-eight percent of the American population is disengaged from God’s …

I Must Decrease

It is hard to believe that we are already into the new year. We are doing our best to recover from the time off and all of the Christmas and New year festivities, we are headed back to work, school and our usual daily tasks.  Some of us have been setting goals for the new year, working on our calendar and resolution…hours of planning have gone into what we want to accomplish in this new year. Yet here we are 2 days into the new year and I am still looking at my calendar thinking can I really put all …

I Must Decrease

It is hard to believe that we are already 4 days into the new year. We are doing our best to recover from the time off and all of the Christmas and New year festivities, we are headed back to work, school and our usual daily tasks. Some of us have been setting goals for the new year, working on our calendar and resolutions…hours of planning have gone into what we want to accomplish in this new year. Yet here we are 4 days into the new year and I am still looking at my calendar thinking can I really …