“Where ya joy at?”

I kept trying to rename this post.  But I can't get past these words. My heart is so burdened for us as the church this morning. Where.  Is.  Our.  Joy??  When the world looks at us, do they see anything that makes them want what we have?  Heck, do we look like we want what we … Continue reading “Where ya joy at?”

To The Barren Woman { Special Guest Post by Loretta Yopp! }

Does Mother's Day find you in an uncomfortable place?  It is not by chance you found these words today.  You need a few moments to be encouraged, beautiful friend.   Push that darling little brew button on your coffee maker and pull up a seat at the table and let's talk through this thing.    Because you … Continue reading To The Barren Woman { Special Guest Post by Loretta Yopp! }

Fighting With Faith

You think it could never happen to you. Until you find a lump. And then everything changes.      This is my friend, Sarah. Her and her husband have a beautiful little girl and two foster children. They also pastor a growing church in Braydenton, FL.   She's young. A healthy eater. And cancer doesn't … Continue reading Fighting With Faith

Little Victories

Today, it happened. And I can't contain myself!   Today, I stepped on the scale and lost it. It's not as easy to lose the weight after baby # 3 and God knows I've been trying. And today it has finally paid off. I've lost.... Not 20.. Not 15... No, not even 10.  I've lost.......5...... … Continue reading Little Victories

No More Excuses

❤ Disclaimer: Pardon my scary no-makeup naked face and hear my heart. ❤  As a mom of 3 little ones under the age of 7, time fills up quickly. My middle child is up before the crack of dawn each day so that takes my morning devotion time most days. My oldest hates school during … Continue reading No More Excuses

Don’t Hide Your Gift <3

Since the beginning of time, God has been in the fixer upper business. He doesn't generally pick those in the front of the line.  He's known for patiently waiting on those the world overlooks.  The rejected, despised, "too young," "too old," inexperienced newbies.  He takes the ones who are picked last in gym class and brings them … Continue reading Don’t Hide Your Gift ❤

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 

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

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! ❤