GLITTER- PROOF (When Your Past Chokes the Light Out of Your Future) Part 2

This perpetual cycle of lies is one of greatest tactics of our enemy. Why? Because it works so well. His tactics appeal to our shame and condemnation because these are the things that sin produces in us. It is these very things that Jesus came to irradiate and cleanse. Hebrews 9:13- 15 “For if the blood…

GLITTER- PROOF (When Your Past Chokes the Light Out of Your Future)

As I opened my eyes this morning and slumber left my soul, these words spoke silently to me: “Glitter- proof”. Now, I don’t normally think about glitter or work with glitter nor have I been near anything glittery for years! Except at Christmas time, hanging tinsel or lights. Ah, there was that Christmas decorating project…

One of the Most Important Keys for Lasting Relationships

Relationships are hard work. Ask anyone who's in one or trying to maintain one. They require everything we've got and at times, even what we don't have. And I don't know about you, but I'm not into "maintaining" but, instead, "growing" my relationships. I don't just want to "get by", I want my relationships to thrive. But how…

What Will “They” Say About You When You’re Gone and Why it Matters

I received a phone call in early September that after 10 years of fighting brain cancer, my sister, Teresa had passed away. Her journey over the last few years had been especially challenging and I hated that I lived so far away from her. Please continue to keep our family in your prayers and her immediate…

A Hunger for Jesus

Don't mistake my title for some post that's going to talk about pursuing God and if you're not hungry for God, "shame on you" or "you're not a true follower". This post is not about what you're doing wrong, it's about finding true satisfaction in life. My hunger for Jesus has been insatiable for the…

Where is Worship in the Midst of Trials?

Never is the heart and soul of our worship more challenged than when we are in the middle of trials and tribulations. When all hell is breaking loose in our lives and we are surrounded with chaos, the hit to our relationship with God can be significant. But this doesn't have to be if we…

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? The Art of Truly Looking

I was having a moment today as I recalled a memory of my sister.  Almost six years ago, our family was going through photographs of our oldest sister, who had just passed away suddenly from complications of diabetes. As part of the funeral service we were putting together a video pictorial of her life to…

The “Beautiful You” Project…..Healing for the Souls of Women

Throughout my life, I have been and have encountered women who are hiding. Hiding because shame, abuse, failures, and comparisons that keep them from expressing the fullness of their beauty and strength that God ordained for them. It is my passion to speak life into these broken places and see woman everywhere, from all walks…

Thoughts for those Lost at Sea….Just Keep Swimming

Sometimes, you are dealt such a devastating blow, that recovery is not even on the radar. Sometimes, your ability to see the light is swallowed up in the blackest darkness. Sometimes, your heart is breaking in places and for reasons you didn't even know existed. Sometimes, the road you choose for yourself turns out to be the darkest…