4 Ways to Give God the Glory and Not Yourself

Have you ever been tempted to give yourself the glory for something you did, instead of giving God the glory? Let’s play out a scenario here… You’ve just finished doing something awesome for the Lord.  Maybe it was lead a Bible study at your church, plan an outreach event for your church that brought in […]

Day Thirty-Eight: The Promise to Be Our Joy

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”   John 15:11 You’re never fully dressed without a smile! Have you ever heard that before?  If you’re into musicals you would know that this is a song from Annie.  This was one of my favorite […]

Day Thirty-Three:  The Promise to Draw Near to Us

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”   James 4:8 Have you ever heard the phrase, “If you feel far away from God, guess who moved?” I used to hate it when people would say that.  It would make me feel like a big loser…like I was a bad person who […]

Day Twenty-Eight: The Promise to Reveal Himself to Us

“They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.”    John 14:21 Do you ever pray that God will reveal Himself to you?  Are you ever in a place where you […]

Day Fifteen: The Promise to See God

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”    Matthew 5:8 My desire for 2017 is to see God.  And no, I’m not talking about a literal face to face meeting with God (although that would be pretty awesome).  I’m talking about seeing God everywhere I go and in everything I do.  It’s […]

The Word of the Year

Has it always been that way? That was the question my husband and I were asking ourselves as we painted the spindles on our staircase.  (And yes, that is not a fun job). As we were getting ready to paint the spindles white, we looked up and noticed that at the top of the stairs […]

I Don’t Want to Tell God

Truth is harder than a lie.  Dark seems safer than the light.  Everyone has a heart that loves to hide.   Oh, isn’t this so true?  These are lyrics from Francesca Battestelli’s song “If We’re Honest”.  A song that I love and that really spoke to me when I began thinking about the fear I […]