The mirror doesn't lie...

In January 2011, I made the commitment to read, pray, and write every day.  I felt led to share some of the lessons I am leaning along the way.  At times, the lessons come from the text I am reading, and other times the lessons come from experiences lived as God shows me His truths.  Well, today the lesson came at the bathroom mirror, I am confident I am called to share, so bear with me! Lesson learned:  The mirror doesn’t lie  Several weeks ago, per my request, Brian hung a beautiful full-length mirror on the back of my closet door ...more

ONE THING...

ONE THING... I have always been a little curious about the story of the rich, young ruler in the gospels.  He approached Jesus, acknowledging him as the “good teacher.”  He obviously knew of Jesus and wanted what Jesus had to offer.   He asked Jesus how he could obtain eternal life.   Jesus first challenged the young man for “buttering him up.”  Then, Jesus reminded the young man of the commandments.  The rich, young ruler told the Lord he had kept all the commandments.  He sure was confident!  Then, Mark 10:21 says, “And Jesus...more

Soar on!

This morning, I woke up praying for Brian.  I prayed that Brian would wait on the Lord, that his strength would be renewed, and that he would soar like the eagle.  I prayed that God would encourage him and refresh him....more

Forgiveness

WHEW! This one is a big one! Don’t worry we are going to get through this one. The reason this is so hard for us all is because it cuts right through us. When we have been hurt, disappointed it leaves wounds, some wounds don’t even recover because the damage is far to great. I don’t want to minimize no ones feelings or thoughts because forgiveness is not easy. ...more

Donating My Hair: What Have I Done?

I’m an expert at going against the flow. I will not be one of them. Every other girl at my high school has long, straightened hair. When they walk by, you can smell the crispy, burnt ends. Sort of like a campfire. Not really. Campfires smell good. ...more

I love the honesty and the way your words described that moment. I felt as if I was lying on ...more

The power of prayer

“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa ...more

Praying for my enemies.....

Today I struggle with Christ's command to pray for our enemies. I am trying to find it in my heart to pray blessings for someone who continues to spread terrible un true rumors about me, so much so, that it has gotten back to my grandparents and they will not speak to me. This individual has also publically verbally attacked me in attempt to get a reaction out of me. I did not fall into the trap but this person happens to be my boyfriends ex-wife whom cheated on him with another man, left him and her home, and now wants everything in the home I touch given back to her. I don't get it!...more

When It Is Hard To Pray

Do you want to pray or meditate, but find it hard to actually do it? I have heard so many reasons, and have used a few of them myself: It is hard to find the time. It is never quiet enough. I start, but then do not know what to say. It doesn't feel like God or the Universe is interested. My concerns are too small. My concerns are too large. Nothing can help. It is difficult to feel separated from a source that can help or comfort us. ...more

Praying can be difficult for many people because when we pray the enemy likes to distract us ...more

A Matter of Semantics

Someone asked me if I pray often. As a Catholic, I suppose I am accustomed to thinking of prayer as a formal thing. I will admit I do not say the Lord's Prayer often. I do pray the rosary, but mostly in times of deep personal turmoil or great anguish. So in the traditional Catholic sense of the word, no. I don't pray often. There is another point of view, though. I talk to God quite a bit....more

It's nice to have conversations with God :) Also, to know that he is there with us through good ...more

Our Needs Are Not A One Time Deal

Driving to work at 5 am...in the dark...definitely gives me time to think, meditate, pray and enjoy my morning tumbler of coffee.  I actually don't mind being on the road at that time of the morning.  Even with the traffic during that pre-dawn hour, it's actually pretty peaceful.  Sometimes I listen to the radio and scan different stations and listen to preaching and/or worship music while other times I turn the radio off and enjoy the silence....more