Everyday Stuff, Purpose in Pain

Tell God Exactly How You Feel: He Can Take It! (Concerning School Shooting in Benton, KY)

I write this with a heavy heart in light of yesterday’s tragic school shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, KY. Benton is a small town, tucked away in Kentucky farm country very near where I grew up. (In the photo below you can see Benton circled in green and my hometown in circled in blue. My family and I personally know some who were there and affected yesterday. )

There are no easy answers in a time like this. But I want to encourage all of you (myself included). To those directly impacted by yesterday’s tragedy. To the moms who hesitated when dropping your “babies” off at school this morning. And… (more…)

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Everyday Stuff, Parenting

From Sunday to Everyday: Raising Kids Who Truly Love the Lord

“And these words which I am commanding you this day shall be [first] in your [own] minds and hearts; [then] You shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (AMP)

As a mom I absolutely love these verses. They are the perfect roadmap for how to train our children in (more…)

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Everyday Stuff

How To Be Radiant: Maintaining Proper Son Exposure

Have you ever had your breath taken away by a sunset? Or stood in awe before majestic mountains? Have you ever been silenced by the roaring of the sea? Or stood paralyzed at the site of the stars?

Scripture tells us that all of creation declares His glory; however, should not the thing made in His very image declare Him more than any other?  (more…)

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Everyday Stuff, How to get into the Bible and get something out of it

Not seeing God work in your life? There may be a very good reason.

You cannot expect God to show up and work in your life if you’ve never invited Him to come into your life and be an active part of it. Have you ever actually given your life to Him to do anything with?

I go on and on week after week, day after day about the working of God in our lives – the power of God to change our lives and affect every move we make and every breath we take. But in my heart I cannot help but wonder how many are reading post after post and thinking, “Well this isn’t for me,” or, “Yeah, that’s good for you, but where is He in my life?” (more…)

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