acceptance, grace, Jesus, shame, testimony

Good-Bye Shame, You’ve Been Replaced by Grace

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.                                            … Read More Good-Bye Shame, You’ve Been Replaced by Grace

burdens, chains, Jesus

Beware the Dainty Chains

I lift the delicate chain from the hook. Reaching clasp and eye around opposites sides of my neck, I dip my head slightly and fasten it tight. We girls like lovely things. Perhaps we don’t all agree on silver or gold, but many of us feel we’re not completely dressed without a necklace. At a… Read More Beware the Dainty Chains

christian living, faith, fear, Jesus, truth

When the World Would Have Us Shaking in Our Boots

Have you heard the news? The world would have us shaking in our boots, and I’m not big on cliches, but this one truly fits. I know you don’t need details, because you’ve heard it all too. There’s no sugar-coating trials, storms, and evil.   We have been through traumatic experiences and we have seen… Read More When the World Would Have Us Shaking in Our Boots

christian living, disciple, discipleship, Jesus, training

Driving Tips for Discipleship

Isn’t it crazy beautiful, how God uses people like us to disciple other people? Has it been a scary thought for you? I was a banker for almost thirty years. My first day was in April 1981, and since it was spring, I guess you could have called me a spring chicken. I had no clue about… Read More Driving Tips for Discipleship

brave, christian living, courage., Jesus

Need A Rescue?

Ever feel you’ve wandered into a desert place? Stranded on a deserted island of desperate circumstances? Sort of in-between, stuck. I faithfully watched Gilligan’s Island as a kid. Ridiculous at times, yet amusing to see the zany plans the cast would devise in their desperation to be rescued. The entire show hinged on rescue. What… Read More Need A Rescue?

christian living, Encouragement for Women, Jesus, love, New

How New Are You?

I’m a recreate kind of girl. I would love to be the creative type;one who envisions the perfect room design,  the perfect outfit, the perfect wall-grouping. But truth be told, I am not. I may not be creative, but I can do recreate. I may not have a clue what I want a room to… Read More How New Are You?

christian living, encouragement, Jesus

Opposites Distract

Are you easily distracted? I admit at times I am, and cringe in saying so. Why? The opposite of distracted is focused, and there’s a myth we buy into concerning focused people; they have it all together. Here are a few common characteristics of the distracted. You might be distracted if you say things like:… Read More Opposites Distract