What do you do when your heart is troubled? What do you do with fear? Do you doubt your Savior or question where He is when fear strikes your heart? It's so easy to fall into that trap, but there is a way to equip yourself to trust Jesus. When Jesus was tempted by Satan, He responded with "It is written." I believe with my whole heart that His example shows us how to respond to … [Read more...] about Even the Sparrow Knows: Trusting your Savior with a Troubled Heart Free Devotional
When you face trials, do you consider it joy as James 1:2 says? Consider it joy when you face trials of many kinds. James 1:2 I don’t know about you, but I do not consider it joy. I consider it as an opportunity to throw myself a pity party. Not exactly what I am called to do, right? I feel like I have been facing trials non-stop for the past 2 years since my head injury. When trials … [Read more...] about When Motherhood gets Messy
How quickly December has come upon us and how quickly the New Year will be here! For some of us, the end of December means our dear friend, the Elf on the Shelf, will depart from our homes and return to Santa's workshop. Then again, for some of us, our elf never leaves! Ours hangs out all year! One of the greatest request I have had since beginning the Elf on the Shelf Jesus Style is a … [Read more...] about Elf on the Shelf Jesus Style Farewell Letter
At Christmas time, it is easy to focus on getting rather than gifting, especially when you are a child who just can't wait to tear into the Christmas presents on Christmas morning. Some of us adults are like that too...ahem... I want my children to learn that the gift of Christmas is not in the presents, but in the presence of Christ in our lives. Each of you should give what you have decided … [Read more...] about Elf on the Shelf Gracious Giving Printable Pack
Imagine God listening to you talk to yourself. What would He hear? What does He hear? Imagine God looking back at you as you stare at yourself in the mirror. What do you see? What does He see? Imagine God looking into your heart. You see something faulty. You see something imperfect. You see someone with a history of mistakes. You see broken. You see wounded. He sees His own … [Read more...] about Who defines you? The Word or the World?