How Do You Find The Time?

If I want writing to become a bigger part of my life, I need to carve out specific time to do it each day. That in and of itself is daunting and discouraging because I really don’t carve out time for anything consistently. I dream that I will be the kind of person who spends…

For I Know The Plans I Have For You

I remember the first time I ever head this famous Bible verse: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you, not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 I was 16 years old and hanging out with one of my…

Reclaiming Time With Smartphone Apps

A few months ago I wrote about how I was struggling to stay connected to the Lord during this busy season with a new baby in the home. Before Lucas was born I found a good rhythm for my study time during LucyKate’s nap time. It worked great for that season but I knew that…

Make Yourself At Home

An influential voice in my life recently told me that it takes at least a year, up to two years, to truly feel settled into a new home. We moved in December 2011, December 2012 and June 2013 so I suppose that means I have been in an ongoing state of being unsettled. I only…

Draw Near to God and He Will Draw Near to You (James 4:8)

I have heard it said that “God is a gentleman.” I am not sure who said it or the context in which it was first said, but I think it was in terms of how God responds to us in that he doesn’t force us to be in relationship with him. Rather, he is patient…

I’m Believing God

Well, I just finished working through the Bible study “Believing God” written by Beth Moore. I began this study earlier this year as I was praying about how to know and understand God’s promises.  I am so thankful that I had the chance to work through the workbook and watch a few of the videos…

How to Face Your Fears

God is leading me down a very interesting and unexpected path as I seek to know and believe his promises.  The more I study the promises of God and ask for his help believing his promises, I find him leading me face to face with my fears. To be truthful, fear is what propelled me…

The Power that Fuels My Belief

As I continue to pursue the promises of God in Scripture, I have come to realize and believe that the power fueling all spiritual belief is the Word of God. The Scriptures themselves are the spoken, inspired Words of God. There is truly nothing more powerful for those who believe than ingesting, inhaling, absorbing, immersing…

Believing God Day by Day

My study of God’s promises and quest to really believe these promises is going extremely well. I am overjoyed to say that I am in a season where God is showing me things and revealing things and helping me understand things in ways I have never experienced — in ways that are truly more than…

BELIEVE!

I said in my last post that my “theme” for the year would be God’s Promises, that I would take this year to study and learn all I can about God’s promises that I can stand on today. As I began my study I recognized a word emerging from this: BELIEVE. For me, God is…