Identifying Spiritual Tests

Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough Continue Reading →

Are you in a season of testing?

I love Daylight Savings Time. My internal clock always seems to know when it’s time to adjust our clocks for maximum productivity! Of course, in the fall, the first couple of days are tough as my internal clock still thinks it’s supposed to wake up at 5 am…I mean 4am. That’s exactly what happened this Continue Reading →

Willing to Enjoy the Process

“We tend to view the goal as the goal, but in God’s economy, the process is the goal. It’s not about what we’re doing at all; it’s about who we’re becoming in the process. It’s not about doing great things for God; it’s about God doing great things in us.” Mark Batterson, Draw the Circle. Continue Reading →

Challenged by HGTV: and one powerful question you need to answer

As you may know by now, I love HGTV and the DIY network.  Early Saturday morning I was watching the DIY marathon of Yard Crashers (to get inspired and motivated to get to work on my own yard crash, I guess!). Anyway, a commercial flashed by for Rescue My Reno hosted by John DaSilvia. I’ve Continue Reading →

Don’t Let the Fire Die: 3 ways to stay in love with your vision

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Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord. Romans 12:11 My husband and I just celebrated our anniversary: 30 years thank you very much! When I fell in love with him at age 16, I thought I knew what love was. I didn’t have a Continue Reading →

What a Massage Taught Me About My Spiritual Condition

“If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), Continue Reading →

How to Grow a Great Idea

Every organization has one: the idea person. The person with the storehouse of ideas they bring with them to every meeting. Their creative nature looks at every plan and project through the lens of “what could we do better?” These “idea geeks” (as I like to describe myself and those like me!) can be a Continue Reading →

Are you lagging behind…or forging ahead?

“Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.” Romans 12:11 I’m a self-proclaimed “idea geek.” Basically this means I start at least 50% of my sentences with “Hey, here’s an idea….” At which point those around me grow quiet and tense, especially those who know Continue Reading →