Reap at the Proper Time

Galatians 6:9, 10 – “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Have you ever felt like you continue to sow […]

Take Away Our Disgrace

I am currently in the midst of studying the life of Joseph in the Bible study “Finding God Faithful” by Kelly Minter. A couple of weeks ago, I was impacted by the phrase “God has taken away my disgrace” used by Rachel in Genesis 30:23 after she had finally given birth to her son. Finding […]

Intentionally Intentional

At the beginning of the year, I created my 2020 Vision Board and part of my goals for the year was to be more intentional in my relationships. I especially wanted to be intentional in how I interact with my new grandson who arrived on March 14th. As a new parent, I did not have […]

The Big Reveal

Nearly 8 years ago, God called my husband and me to start a non-profit youth center. We had some difficult things looming over us that made us concerned to move forward with that calling, but we stepped out in faith and began that ministry. For nearly 4 years, God blessed that ministry and we were […]

Full Steam Ahead

Other than for people who live their lives in the Time Zone of the Past, most of us live our lives moving full steam ahead. We have goals to achieve, places to go, work to get done, people to see, good to do. All of those can be good things! About a year ago, I […]

Pouring Rain vs Gently Falling Snow

I absolutely love powerful thunderstorms, and I am at great peace when watching gently falling snow. I am grateful that we are nearing the end of winter here in MN, but there is great beauty in looking out over a completely white ground. The earth needs both of these precipitation methods. Our life is no […]

My Top 5 Favorite Bible Studies

I have lost track of how many Bible studies I have done in my life.  I have a huge stack of them that I have completed and many more that I threw away just to “clean things up a bit” over the years.  I’m going to share with you my 5 Top Favorite Studies of […]

5 Things I’d Want My Children to Take Away From My Parenting

My husband and I recently visited Eaglebrook Church in Lino Lakes, MN. The pastor, Bob Merritt, had been asked to share with the congregation “What Matters Most” in life, as he is retiring soon. After the message, my husband and I were discussing what we would most want our children to take away from our […]

Bring It To The Light

One of the hardest things to learn in life is to bring your flaws, failures, wrongdoings or sin into the light. Our natural tendency is to try to hide them or cover them up. When we do that, we begin to heap shame upon shame which induces more and more covering up. We begin to […]

You Have the Tools, but do you Have the Will?

Last year, I joined Noom, which is a lifestyle change approach to losing weight and taking control of your life. I was given many tools to help me make better choices, set goals, gain knowledge about health, and face the real reasons why I was making poor choices in my diet. I did extremely well […]