Mighty Mondays

Look UP, not around! (Part 1 of 2)

February 4, 2019

Who are you? I mean really. Who are you? What are you doing here on this earth? From where or what do you claim your identity? I’m the baby of the family. I’m a small-town girl. My family hails from Germany. I’m a wife. I’m a mom of boys. On and on it can go, … Read moreLook UP, not around! (Part 1 of 2)

Cracks are Compelling

April 24, 2018

Be honest: which shell would you spend more time looking at? Which shell would cause you to wash it out, turn it over, look inside? The perfect one on the left? It is beautiful. Not a nick in sight. Not a scratch. No hint of hard times at sea. Or, would you spend more time … Read moreCracks are Compelling

Is There Really An Invisible Spiritual World?

June 27, 2017

In his book, The Pursuit of God, A. W. Tozer wrote about the reality of God and a spiritual world that we cannot see. Because the world we live in is so “real” and capable of being experienced by our five senses, we are quick to claim it as our reality. What mankind struggles with, however, … Read moreIs There Really An Invisible Spiritual World?

Will You Accept Both?

June 19, 2017

Is she praising God or crying out to Him in distress? It’s easy to gaze up toward heaven, open our arms wide, and say “Thank You, God!” when He blesses us. But how often do we open our arms, look up to heaven, and say “Go ahead, Lord, do what You must. Even if it hurts, I’ll … Read moreWill You Accept Both?

If You Feel Like A Mess, You Might Be A Christian!

June 6, 2017

Are you like this ugly, old green rocking chair? Do you need help? Do you want a fresh start in life? Don’t you wish it were this easy to change yourself? Just run to the store and pick up what you need … and poof … a new, improved you! Wouldn’t it be great if one afternoon of … Read moreIf You Feel Like A Mess, You Might Be A Christian!

Is It Time Yet?

May 21, 2017

Half the year gone already?! Really? Is anyone with me on how fast this year is flying by? Instead of setting New Year’s resolutions or goals, I choose one word to guide the year. My one word for 2017 is “FIRST.” During this year, I will pay particular attention to putting God first, before everything else. The clock … Read moreIs It Time Yet?

Wanna Kick the Bucket in 2017?

January 30, 2017

Oh how I wish I had known that we only had 3 years and 10 days with Austin! Yet, as I ponder what it would have been like to know our time was so short, my heart hurts with a still-present physical pain, and in my gut, all of my insides groan with anguish. As our younger son’s birthday approached and he counted the … Read moreWanna Kick the Bucket in 2017?

Fight Back in 2017

January 11, 2017

Get your mental “gloves” on. Fight back against those negative thoughts: stand on TRUTH in 2017. Recently, I was blessed to be the speaker at a women’s retreat in Arizona. The theme was “One True Voice,” and we focused on battling back those negative things we say to ourselves by listening for God’s voice and … Read moreFight Back in 2017

Something Else Stinks at Christmas

December 13, 2016

“I bet everyone else brought homemade treats to the party,” I thought as heaviness sat on my heart. I looked at my package of cookies, still in the ugly, plastic grocery store container, and I felt inadequate. “We don’t need to keep up with the neighbors, Kim,” he said as I felt overwhelmed. I didn’t … Read moreSomething Else Stinks at Christmas

What’s Really Ugly at Christmas?

December 5, 2016

Once when I was a teenager and had a friend visiting, my Mom stepped into the doorway of my room and said, “oh, I thought Lindsay was here. I heard you girls talking about her, so I assumed she must have joined you. Otherwise, you were just gossiping, which isn’t nice. So, unless you can … Read moreWhat’s Really Ugly at Christmas?