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…

My Focus for 2013

God began to prepare my heart for this year’s “focus word” a few months ago. He planted in me a thirst to truly understand his promises in his word. I confess that I am certain that in my 30+ years as a believer in Christ, I have taken some of the bible verses relative to…

Confession: It’s Good For the Soul

I’ve dreaded writing this post but the time has come to break the news even if its not good news.  I did not accomplish my weight loss goals as I had hoped to earlier this year. In fact, I did not even come close.  I guess the good news is that I did not gain…

Can the Heart be Disciplined?

Emily Dickinson once wrote, When the Best is gone, I know that other things are not of consequence, The Heart wants what it wants, or else it does not care… I’ve toiled and fretted much this year over my lack of discipline; yet, after six months of striving, discipline remains just beyond my reach. This…

Conversations with Grace

O to Grace how great a debtor, daily I’m constrained to be! Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee. I love the hymn Come Thy Fount of Every Blessing. Each line of every verse is so perfectly scripted to speak to my heart in specific seasons.  Tonight I was overcome…

The Best Way I’ve Found to Memorize Scripture

As I alluded to in my previous blog on discipline, I feel led to start my quest for inner transformation with memorizing scriptures.  Last week I took some time to find some verses having to do with discipline and wrote them on index cards to use as “flash cards” to aid in my memorization.  I…

Experienced Not Required

Before I had my own baby, I didn’t have any experience with babies.  I am an only child and I never really baby sat growing up.  One time in high school I baby sat for two kids who were just about 5 years younger than me… we played Super Mario Bros while their parents went…

Secrets Pondered and Treasured

A year ago today, I found out I was pregnant. But before I took my pregnancy test(s), I already knew I was pregnant.  I had been tracking my basal body temperature each morning and, when I saw my temp was 94, I knew. Still, I waited until Brian left the house and then took a…