God Uses The Simple

Here’s a bit of un-edited words that came out in the midst of tears after I got off of the phone with my Mom.  She’s getting her 3rd round of chemo tomorrow and is still sick from round two.  Feeling alone and helpless and it being too late to call anyone I turned to my friends online, who are truly friends in Christ.  Thank you.  I am humbled to have you in my life. God uses the simple. The simple {Read More}

Going Green with the Roots of Jealousy

I want what you have. I want your new car, your big house or the ministry you have.  I want your thin legs.  I want your spending money, but I don’t want to give up what I have.  I just want it all. Do you ever feel like this?  Staring at others’ lives and wanting what they have.    Jealousy is bitter.   For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. ~ James 3:16 {Read More}

Reality & Fall

 I.cannot.believe.it’s.October. What? (Can you see my eye brows raise and hear the inflection in my voice? – I am a face talker and hand talker you know)What happened to summer?  I know a lot of you are probably thinking – “that’s old news!” but to me, I’m still processing it….I love fall and all of the fall posts, but I’m just not sure I’m ready for the W word. Winter.So, I’m focusing on today.Today I will enjoy the acorns smacking my {Read More}

Choose….Don’t just start….

I choose everyday what I’m going to do with my time.  I make choices that not only affect me, but those around me. Well,Today, I choose – God. Today, I choose to run around with my kids & love them.Today, I choose to let my dishes go a bit and bike with the kids.Today, I choose to sit back and praise God for an amazing husband, family, friends, home. A few weeks ago I helped lead a little session for {Read More}

Faster, Farther, Longer

~via~ I was in my spin class this morning & kept thinking about all of you.  Seriously, I was.  The instructor kept pushing us harder and harder.  The woman next to me was giving it her all & between the 2 of them, they made me want to push harder myself.  Go past what I thought I was capable of.  I stared in the mirror a moment.  Who was that woman on that bike?  20 lbs overweight and short hair. {Read More}

Do Everything

I’m going to tell you how to do everything in your life!  (We live in such a society today that we cram too much in.  That’s not what this is about.  That’s a whole other post.)  Take a minute and read these verses. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” (Philippians 2:14-16 – in the NIV version)  Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! {Read More}