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

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.  

27 Things I’ve learned @ 27 

I'm getting old, y'all.  Seriously.   Next year I will be attending my 10 year high school reunion.  *slams head to the table*  I've spent the past few days spending precious time with family and friends in my hometown so I'm feeling a little extra sentimental this week.  😉  So without further adue, here are … Continue reading 27 Things I’ve learned @ 27 

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! ❤

Big Dreamin’ – How God can turn a “hot mess” into a beautiful message. <3

God is up to something. And if we will step out of our fear and exercise our faith – beautiful things happen. A woman was healed from a 12-year blood disease in an instant because she stepped beyond fear and grabbed the hem of Jesus' clothes by faith. A man was healed because his friends weren't afraid to tear the roof off the place where The Healer was teaching and lower their friend in faith to reach Him. The sun stood still for man named Joshua because he wasn't afraid a to pray an impossible looking prayer of faith to a God who answered him. If we want to see God move in a mighty way, we can't let fear paralyze us. Faith stomps on fear. Faith eats fear for lunch.