You are invited…We are all Daughters

You are invited…We are all Daughters

It’s a big no-no in the blogging world.  Since last fall, I have only made 2 posts to my blog. However, I haven’t been blogging but I have been writing. Between waddling through my 3rd trimester of pregnancy and caring for our fourth addition since November, I have written my first ever full length bible study.

It’s called, Daughters: Your Identity Rescued, Your Value Restored

It grew out of questions I still had about who I was to God? Do I have value? What does he see when he looks at me? Does he really love me because I really struggle to feel it? Where am I secure? What is my worth? Do I have dignity?Continue reading

what does a New Year hold for you?

what does a New Year hold for you?

What does 2015 hold for you?

It holds what is in your hands. It holds what you reach out for. It holds what you take hold of.

It holds what your heart is willing to open itself to. Where your feet are willing to walk. Wherever you sights are willing to be set. What your mind is willing to dream. Whatever your hands are willing to receive.

It may hold Continue reading

I Am Not Alone. We Are Not Alone.

I Am Not Alone. We Are Not Alone.

I am not the only woman struggling in this moment in time, or feeling physically and emotionally worn out. I am not the only one walking through a difficult season that is stretching my faith like a rubber band.

We are not alone.

I am not the only one who is yearning for God to do a miracle of provision or desiring for more of His light in our dark world. I am not the only one trying to put one shaky foot in front of the other as she follows Him.

We are not alone.

I am not the only one feeling I don’t have what it takes but knowing the One who is more than enough or trying to dream God-sized dreams while living in a finite body. I am not the only one trying to step out of the boat, but tempted to stay where it feels comfortable.

We are not alone.

So instead of giving up or giving in. Instead of becoming apathetic or disengaged…Continue reading

Can We Be Ordinary People Who Do Extraordinary Things?

Can We Be Ordinary People Who Do Extraordinary Things?

“They are treating us to dinner,” my translator informed me.  Five adults, four children, and a baby climbed into a truck. After a bumpy ride down the mountain, we were all relieved to arrive in front of a small convenience store.  The pastor’s wife handed each person one tapioca bread roll and a bottle of water.

Seriously? This is dinner?  I tried to conceal my disappointment.

During our dinner conversation, I learned that three of the four children were orphans adopted by the pastor and his wife.  The baby belonged to the remaining young girl.  They rescued her from a sexually abusive father, who had impregnated her.

Staring into the smiling faces of these innocent children, I felt the power of God’s love working through this lovely couple.  Clearly, they were living on very limited funds.  To assume physical, emotional and spiritual responsibility of raising five children seemed absolutely amazing.

Could I do something like that?  Could I be that selfless?  That courageous?  Or generous? Continue reading

A New Year, A New Reality

A New Year, A New Reality

I got scammed. Over the holidays, I knew the deal sounded too good to be true. But I was so hopeful it would be the hidden secret to my victory that I clung to my wishful hope rather than listen to common sense screaming loudly in my soul.

I fell prey to empty hope and washed up promises. I felt so stupid and I couldn’t help feeling a sense of defeat as a New Year was about to dawn.

New Year’s day I sat down to open up the pages of a new Women’s Large Group Study, Gideon by Priscilla Shirer. In the moments that followed, I was re-envisioned for the New Year, refreshed in my spirit, and restored as a Daughter of the King. Continue reading