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August 2017 – Honing in to Home


Discipleship. This has been MAJOR in my life. A disciple is a student. In this case, I’m referring to being a follower of Jesus. Nothing compares to our relationship with God and the unquenchable longing to draw nearer still. The Holy Spirit is our Teacher.  If you grant Him room, our Rabboni will lovingly instruct you. (This is the Hebrew word the first disciples used to call Yahushua their Teacher). Jesus desires for you to yearn for Him as to learn from Him. Matthew 11 says:  “…learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart.” Continue reading “Discipleship”

Fearful and Alone

This special blessing of a read is from my darling Sister in Christ and friend, Amy Benham.  She is sharing such vulnerability and sincerity in this post that I told her I could have written this one myself since I can relate so much!  Amy’s blog is  I do hope and pray you would check out her site, read her other blogs, subscribe, comment & share because this is clearly the ministry granted to her by God where women may be ministered to through her heartfelt writings!  Enjoy!!!
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Focus on the Process Not The Progress

Honestly, it has been a life-long battle of mine to stay focused on the process opposed to the progress of life! The truth is, I am an executer by nature so I’m always aiming to accomplish good results in any given situation. It is pretty much the exact opposite of a procrastinator. And where that can be a positive virtue, where people know they can rely on me to complete my work and do it with excellence, it has its downfalls, too. The negative side of being the perfect soldier is that it’s caused me to put results above relationships more often than I would like to admit. Continue reading “Focus on the Process Not The Progress”

They See More Than They Hear

One of the most precious things happened yesterday.  I made some sort of cool pipe cleaner flower craft.  My eight-year-old says “Mommy, wow!  How did you do that?”  I said “Oh, yeah… wow, Jesus must have taught me!”  (Featured in photo is Presleigh’s version.)  So, later this wise observer of mine and I were playing soccer when I said “Wow! Great kick!  How’d you learn how to kick like that?”  She replied “Jesus taught me!”  This is an old post but it is extremely relevant to today.  The point is that children are watching more of what we do than what we say.   Continue reading “They See More Than They Hear”

“Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”

When repetitive waves of woes hit his life, Job replied to his wife with these words “Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” in Job 2:10

Trouble is a part of life.  Jesus Himself confirmed it in John 16:33: “In this world you will have trouble.” How we respond to trouble is what makes all the difference in the world!  I have had my share of troubles, hardships and tribulations.  And although, in the past, I have not responded to them with joy as James 1 tells us to do, presently I am learning to do just that.  “Consider it pure joy when we face trials of many kinds…”  How can trouble ever be thought of as a joy?  Well, let’s look at that for a moment. Continue reading ““Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?””