He IS so I CAN!

Maybe like me you were looking for a little Monday motivation today. The struggle is real, I know. Well, I want to encourage myself and you as we embark upon this new week. Here are three (3) things we should think about: 1. God is enough. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV) reminds us, “…My grace is…

Fair-weather Friend

I can’t believe that it has already been five (5) days since my last blog post. Where has the time gone? I admit. As much as I’d like to write a devotional daily, life often gets in the way. And when life gets super busy, I write less. When life gets super-busy, I stress more….

Designed to Last

When celebrities walk the various red carpets, they’re often plagued by a popular question. “Who are you wearing?” This then prompts the person to sing the praises of their fashion designer. If the person was an unknown entity, they’re suddenly thrust into the world of fame. Other times, the interviewer already has their suspicions as…

Protection Plan

We don’t mind spending money to protect our physical wellbeing. Alarms, burglar bars, locks…if it’s out there, we buy it. But how much do we invest in protecting our mental wellbeing? The Bible says, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” John 10:10a KJV And this is one…

Forget-Me-Not

Human beings do not take kindly to ingratitude. It is one surefire way to sour a relationship. And we can be such fickle creatures at times; how easily we can forget. Sadly, with time Israel had become ungrateful, and God, through the prophet Micah, had to ask, “My people, what have I done to you?…

Overcome Overthinking

If you’re like me and tend to exhibit more of a Type A personality, you’ve probably already begun to think about your To-Do list for the week ahead. But there’s a fine line between being prepared and stressing yourself out. So if you’ve already begun to feel anxious, STOP! Seriously! God will be there for…

The Parent Gardener

Parenting can be challenging. At times it can be downright painful; especially when you see your children diverting from the path on which you’d set them. In a sense, it’s like planting seeds. You till the soil, and make every effort to keep the environment free of weeds; you water and you nurture; all of…

Vision Impaired

Sometimes we look into the mirror, and we aren’t happy with what we see. We compare ourselves to others and find ourselves lacking. Or we pick at imperfections; bemoaning and wishing instead of appreciating. But if we were to look at ourselves through God’s eyes, we might just change our perspective. In fact, if we…

Stop Fidgeting

If you’re like me, when you’re sitting in God’s waiting room, you get fidgety. You need this breakthrough NOW – can’t God not see that, you wonder. But God does not operate a drive-through window sort of service. We can’t just place our order and zoom through the line minutes later. No. When we make…

(Mis)understanding

Communication experts believe that once there is the potential to be misunderstood, it will happen. I get the same impression with this text. People can take it one of two ways: 1. They’re free, so they can do as they please. Some believe that because God has redeemed them that frees them to live their…