It ain’t over ’til God says it’s over.

It's hard calling it "Good Friday."  Because for what it appeared, it looked to be anything but good.  The Messiah flogged, beaten, spit upon, mocked and his tattered flesh brutally nailed to a wooden splinter-ridden cross.  Sounds more like #worstdayever Ohhh honey... but I believe Jesus knew deep down, despite the physical agony, despite the … Continue reading It ain’t over ’til God says it’s over.

lawd have mercy.  

Mercy.   Google defines it as "compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm." Can you use a little mercy today?   Think about this for a moment.      There are 365 days in a year. Take your age and multiply that by 365. Seriously, do … Continue reading lawd have mercy.  

Your Prayers are Precious to God 

Reading in Revelations this morning, I was humbled to the point of tears. The kids will be up soon and I don't want you to miss this so I'll make it quick.   Ready?  Your prayers aren't just hitting the ceiling. (I know sometimes it really does feel this way, doesn't it?)  No, my sweet … Continue reading Your Prayers are Precious to God 

Naked Prayers

"God's not dead, He's surely alive! He's living on the inside roaring like a lion."  - Newsboys  And that He did.   Today, actually.   This morning I found myself in the shower crying. The realization that God uses cracked vessels to accomplish His will is so overwhelming.    "Use me, Lord. I just want … Continue reading Naked Prayers

In the Potter’s Hands 

Sometimes we find ourselves being thrusted into uncomfortable, unfamiliar places. Life gets unbearable, painful and just plain sucky at times. It's easy in our human nature to tense up, clam up and close up. But instead - God wants us to grow. He wants us to prosper and gain wisdom and knowledge. And sometimes we … Continue reading In the Potter’s Hands 

Step Into the Light

Light and darkness cannot coexist. Either there is total darkness without the presence of light, or there is light overtaking the darkness.  Think about it. Your bedroom is pitch black because all lights are off. When you turn on a lamp or flip a light switch - instant light! The darkness can no longer remain … Continue reading Step Into the Light

Ordinary, Average Joe

Don't let the enemy or anyone else convince you that you're not good enough, educated enough or seasoned enough.   There are so many negative, life sucking labels we carry.   Whether they have been placed by ourselves or someone else - it's time they're removed.  God didn't call perfect people - He is calling … Continue reading Ordinary, Average Joe

Walk YOUR walk.

Can I be real with you? You will never write like her. You will never sing like him. Your house will never be spotless like theirs. The quicker you accept this reality, the quicker you can release that deep breath you've been holding in for so long. God isn't asking for perfection, babe, He's asking for a willing vessel. Keep doing that thing you've been prewired to do. That thing that brings you joy and others hope. Be real. Be bold. Be.. YOU. God loves you, beautiful. He loves your humility and understands your desire to reach more, help more and love more. But until more comes, be more where you are. Be the best you that you can be! And understand that it really is enough. Be content with who you are, the gifts God has given you and where He has you right now. What about you? Have you struggled with comparison? Overcome it? I'd love to hear from you! Please feel free to share your heart below or here on my Facebook page. Please share with someone if you can relate. Consider subscribing {FREE!} if you find yourself encouraged. HUGS! ❤

Give Prayer a Try

It's easy to think about it. It's rolls off the tongue when we talk about it. It completely consumes us when we worry about it. But the question is - are we PRAYING about it? Sometimes life's volume button appears to get stuck. Situations seem louder than the gentle whispers of our sweet Savior. It's … Continue reading Give Prayer a Try

Fill Up, Babe.

It is so amazing to me how God unveils life's greatest wisdom through gentle whispers, if we will only make time to listen. We may need to clean a little wax from our stubborn ears in order to clearly hear His voice. Maybe wipe the dust from the bible on the night stand that has … Continue reading Fill Up, Babe.