3 Ways to Feel God’s Love

3 Ways to Feel God’s Love

The pouty face. Maybe you’ve seen one on your first-born or used it yourself. The eyes that look up under furrowed brows. The plump lower lip thrown in for added affect. The slow motion blinking of thickened eyelashes. An attempt to pull on our heartstrings as they plead for mercy or maybe our money.

How can I say no? How long will my anger last or wallet hold out? How many seconds will go by before I show love through my attitude or actions again? The beauty of exploring our relationship with the good Father is that we learn his heart through the way we treat our own.Continue reading

Finding it Difficult to Feel God’s Love?

Finding it Difficult to Feel God’s Love?

We weren’t going to enjoy our first kiss until my man was ready to say, “I love you”. Think what you may, but for me this was a good plan. It gave significance to our first kiss and sweetness to when he said, “I love you”.

Nowadays I use the word “love” so much its like breezing through a box of Kleenex during a chick flick. Frequent. Not fully utilized. Eventually tossed in the garbage. “I love those shoes.” “I love my husband.” “I love your Tupperware.” “I love my children.” You get the drift.

So when we see this beautiful declaration in 1 John 4, “God is love”. We could casually think, “That is nice,” but then toss it to the side with every other thing we “love”.Continue reading

Proof that God Won’t Leave You

Proof that God Won’t Leave You

Confession. One of my greatest fears is being abandoned. That my husband would leave me. To clarify, my hubby has never given me any reason to think this, but in those darkest moments and in the deepest places of my heart, it is a fear. What would I do then? How would I get through? Worse yet, what about God? Would he leave me?

“No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.” (Josh. 1:5).

This was a promise made to Joshua, a leader of God’s people, and it is a promise made to us throughout Scripture. What a wonder to know, God will never fail us. He will never leave us or let us down. He will be found faithful and present in our lives. How do we know? What’s our proof?Continue reading

Have You Taken Back What Was Stolen?

Have You Taken Back What Was Stolen?

Long, long ago there was a theft of drastic proportions. Something of great worth was stolen. One day Eve, the first created daughter of God, was strolling through the garden without any feelings of being defective, unacceptable, or fundamentally damaged as a woman. She had no shame. Yet, that was about to change.Continue reading

Get Rid of Insecurity Once and For All

Get Rid of Insecurity Once and For All

We were awaiting the priceless silence to settle into our living room after my husband and I had finally gotten our four littles to bed. I was looking forward to my first adult conversation of the day, when all the sudden we both heard…

“shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh”

Looking at each other, we both simultaneously asked, “Does it sound like water is running?”

In opposite directions, we hustled through our house to conclude that no faucets were on inside at least. However, we could clearly still hear water running throughout our pipes.Continue reading