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”
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?””
Will you take the risk a wise farmer does to work their field regardless of the unforeseen outcome? Spiritually speaking, let’s compare the farmer to followers of Christ. A good farmer will pour himself out in order to manage his land well. Comparably, Christians must exert energy in order to manage the land entrusted to them in the form of relationships. A healthy approach to most all problems relationally are resolved with much prayer, God’s grace to forgive and ask for forgiveness along with honest to goodness communication! The Lord has taught me how do that last one where I own my part within controversies with a heart for reconciliation.
Journey with me where I compare farmers to believers in how to handle things under our care accordingly: “God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:19 Continue reading ““Trustful Toiling””
Psalm 32:5 “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord. And He forgave the guilt of my sin.”
Let’s confess, Moms…
Have you ever been too wrapped up in what needs to get done opposed to cherishing the people who you are doing those things for in the first place? When you have an overactive brain mixed with tasks a mile long and the strength a mile wide to accomplish conquering those tasks, you may be one like me, who lets my duties prioritize over precious souls.
But what if you are forced to flip it around?
Continue reading “Confession Session”
Mama duck was under the weather today. So, her lil duckings climbed up in bed around her carrying their writing work in hand. The seven year old twins wrote verses in their verse journals while the eight year old wrote a letter to her pen pal (aka Grandma). I took this picture to try and capture this moment in time that absolutely melts my heart. <3
Mama not feeling well doesn’t get these little ones down; for, one of the children say “Mommy, we’ll just have a chill day today.” Then another responds “Yes, mommy, I like chill days.” 🙂
Continue reading “When Mom Just Can’t”
When I’m at home wondering if God is pleased with me, there will be times He shows me a ladybug or a rainbow, and it’s often reassuring. It’s a private confirmation of His love for me. So, when it happens while we’re away, it’s not only refreshing but further confirms the fact that we don’t worship a God who exists in a specific location nor one who only loves us when we are working. He loves us wherever we are and displays His love by communicating personally through the daily grind or when we’re quietly recharging. Continue reading “The gift of God through Christ is Ever Present”
Ones value and worth should not be praised at only the obvious times of one’s life which the world calls “milestones”. You know, I’m talking about the highlight reel of a person’s existence which Hallmark cards are made for! Continue reading “Capture Your Canvas And Let Your Life Be God’s Artwork!”