My Word for 2017: Trust

It’s been a VERY long time since I have written on this blog, but I felt that it was time for me to write something, even if it’s just to get me back into writing. I didn’t know what to write about, but I thought that sharing about my word for 2017 was a good place to start in this new year. This is our fourth year as a family, prayerfully each choosing a word for the year ahead that {Read More}

Book Review: You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream by Holley Gerth

You may recall the review I wrote of Holley Gerth’s book “You’re Already Amazing“, which is a great book for discovering who God created you to be and the strengths and gifts He’s given you. Her next book, “You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream” is a fantastic follow-up that takes things a step further (though it can definitely be read independently) and I am so glad I got the opportunity to review this one for you as well! Here’s what {Read More}

The Essential Jesus – Isaiah 9:6-7 – Mighty God

You can read about the origins of this blog series on The Essential Jesus here and catch up on previous posts here. Though I wasn’t due to write about Isaiah 9 for quite some time, I figured it was fitting to write about it during the month of December, as it is a key prophecy about the birth of Jesus. And since there is simply so much contained in just these 2 verses, I am splitting it up into several {Read More}

The Fear of Pain

I’ve written several posts here about how the Lord has been speaking to me and setting me free in the area of fear.  Recently, my husband Joe and I spent some strategic, focused time in prayer to seek the Lord for greater freedom and deliverance in areas of our lives where we were feeling oppressed or attacked by the enemy, so of course, on one of these nights we talked about the issue of fear.  Joe asked me to describe {Read More}

Spirit of Adoption

As I have written about before on this blog, I have struggled often with the fear of disappointing God.  In my life, I’ve experienced rejection from people in my life and have listened too long to the lies of the enemy that would try to convince me that God will also reject me.  I have lived under the shame and condemnation of the enemy and thought that my sin and my darkness was too great for Him to embrace and {Read More}

Why Are You Afraid?

I once heard it said that when God asks a question, He isn’t asking for His benefit, but for ours. So when Jesus asks the question, “Why are you afraid?” (Matt. 8:26), He’s asking so that I’ll take a good look at my own heart and examine the reasons why I struggle with fear. In Matthew 4, when the disciples are caught in a storm with Jesus fast asleep, they question him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are {Read More}

Book Review: "Fearless" by Max Lucado

When I saw the opportunity at to review Max Lucado’s new book “Fearless” (being released today), I immediately knew I wanted to read what he had to say on this topic of overcoming fear. I have always enjoyed Lucado’s writing, and as someone who struggles daily with fear and anxiety, I really anticipated gaining some new insight and revelation on this subject and I was not disappointed! This book addresses many of the types of fears that we encounter in {Read More}

Fear of Disappointing God

I recently received the opportunity to read and review Max Lucado’s upcoming book “Fearless”, which is scheduled to be released on September 8th and on which date you will get to read my thoughts on it. Until then, I have to keep it “hush-hush”, but I am already being touched by it and God is putting His finger on some things in my heart. I’ve known for a while that I struggle with fear. I fear losing those I love. {Read More}

Facing Fear

Fear has always seemed to play a role in my life at varying degrees. Fear of man, fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of losing someone I love, fear of sickness, fear of lack – the list goes on. When I got married, the fear of losing my husband prematurely became a common companion. Likewise, this fear escalated when I became pregnant and was faced with the possibility of losing my baby. Even though he lived and is now {Read More}

The Scoffing Spirit

First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation”…But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his {Read More}