* “God, I’m trying my best, but everyone else seems to be pushing ahead of me and getting what I so desperately want. Why?!?” Have you ever felt like this? Listen to John 5: 3-9. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get w ...
            * “God, I’m trying my best, but everyone else seems to be pushing ahead of me and getting what I so desperately want. Why?!?” Have you ever felt like this? Listen to John 5: 3-9. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was ...
  Every single month I get so excited to introduce you to another one of my friends! It just makes me so happy to connect you with women who have a desire to walk with you as you walk this life of faith! This month, I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to Shontell Brewer! She’s a wife, mama, author, blogger ...
1. Can you tell us a little about yourself? I’m a firstborn who married a first born. My God’s grace it’s working out well (and thankfully my hubby is laid back and not bossy like me). Musicals give me life (I’m still not tired of the Hamilton soundtrack). Also to-do lists are my jam. I’m made like Martha and proud of ...
I’ve been thinking about joy and writing about joy and reading about joy this month, but some of my most valuable lessons about joy seem to just hit me out of the blue. I had just finished ordering school books and supplies for next year, switching out loads of laundry, and was in process of cleaning up lunch and hasti ...
  Joy. If I sit and think about what joy should look like, my mind wanders to those memories that I’ve tucked away where I feel blissfully happy. Like snapshots, I thumb through them. I see the places and the people that I love the most. I see birthday parties and anniversaries and holidays and celebrations and fa ...
You guys! It’s Spring, finally! Although, as I sit down to type this post there is snow in the forecast for tomorrow. Obviously, it is not very Spring-like here in mid-Missouri yet. This month, I’m bringing a little sunshine into your life by introducing you to my sweet friend and Sister at Build A Sister U ...
Hello, friends! It’s a new month and that means that I get the honor and privilege of introducing you to another one of my sweet sisters at Build A Sister Up. My word for March is FAITHFUL and this month I’m pressing in to Psalms 86:11 which says: Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulnes ...
Do you know what I love about the month of March? March brings a gentle reminder that after persevering through the cold and harsh reality of winter, hope awaits. We have faith that Spring is on its’ way. We see that as new life bursts through all around us. Green things sprout up from the soil. Flowers and trees ...
We all want to be great. Isn’t greatness something we all long for? We all want to be recognized and celebrated as someone who is worthy and valuable. Many of us made New Year’s resolutions to help us achieve steps toward the purpose of greatness in 2018. I know I did. I made goals and set a plan in action ...
Well, the New Year is in full swing. Resolutions have been made. Goals have been set. Plans have been put into action. Words have been claimed. All the things that are intended to make this new year our best one yet have been determined, and we are here, a week and a half into 2018, knee deep in the follow through. Tha ...
Tis’ the season and I’m so very excited about it! I love the holidays, the togetherness, the food, the festivities, and the opportunity to focus on Christ, the real meaning of Christmas. Thank you for taking time out of your busy month to drop in and meet my sweet friend, Erika Dawson. Erika has a beautiful ...
Happy November, friends! Is anyone else amazed that the holiday season is almost here? Time is just zipping by! I won’t complain, though, because November means Thanksgiving and, in my family, Thanksgiving means my Uncle Shorty’s pies. I. CAN’T. WAIT. A new month also means that I get the opportunity ...
It’s a new month and I’m so very excited to introduce you to my dear friend Kris Camealy. Kris has one of the most beautiful hearts. She feels and writes deeply and it’s beautiful. I absolutely adore Kris’ writing because she never fails to take me straight to the feet of my Jesus and lead me to ...
  Bible Verses for Anxious Hearts   *Psalm 94:18-19 (NIV) When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.   *1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.   *Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) ...
This month Build A Sister Up is highlighting one of my very dearest friends! I met Shari Rigby several years ago at a Gary Sinise Foundation event and it was immediately evident that we had kindred hearts! We connected right away and have been close friends ever since!I always look forward to visiting Los Angeles so th ...