• Letting the Supernatural show…

    Did you know there’s a supernatural side of you?! Though I was a gymnast, cheerleader, softball player, on the track team, a J.C.Penny team board “model” once, and served in plenty of leadership endeavors, I honestly was not exceptional in any one thing, don’t extraordinarily stand out in a crowd, haven’t won awards for being photogenic, and never entered a beauty pageant. My parents didn’t care to have me involved in them and what a relief that was for me! This is just my story and for the most part, I was carefree and sporty. I attended church if we weren’t at the beach or if something else didn’t come…

  • Supernaturally standing out

    Some people naturally stand out. Though it isn’t a problem for me to admit that I was made to be different, I am not the person who always said: “I was made to stand out!” Lol. All I really am is an average person who met the incredible God. And He made me different. I’m not spectacular or even the better half of my marriage especially if you’re counting up who has the most followers on the socials! But when I decide that The Living God will move through me- once I become available to that, then The Supernatural is going to show up in some way. It’s my surrender.…

  • Made by… God

    Labels and tags identify, tell information, purpose, and meaning. Though we don’t have a little paper tag on us that reads: MADE IN THE USA, we’ve got something way better… qualities that can be read: MADE BY GOD. We are “fearfully and wonderfully made” by our Creator. No manufacturing company could produce the incredible variety that He has made! There are millions of products out there but there is only one you. When you think about how amazing this really is, are you challenged to walk the path of integrity and seek the “non-paper tag” Designer? Some people don’t want to do this because they’re scared to represent God. But…

  • STABILIZER

    When we are jittery, flighty, anxious, unaware- You remain steadfast. God, You are the same. We run to You. Suspended in Your shock absorbing Presence…. Sometimes we have to stop momentarily and refrain from concluding and determining. Because these two things can get us temporarily trusting in ourselves. I promise you this…you don’t have anything as loyal as Him! You’re not going to find anybody more honest and wonderful as He is! What are you waiting for? Get Him in your life- involved in your life choices. Place everything in His hands. What are you thinking can take His place? There is nothing! He wants you. He wants you to…

  • Sand or Cement

    Sand or Cement? Crash or Christ? Soft or Solid? I say “cement” because that’s what most people view as super hard, durable, and lasting. There are different mixtures and techniques to use with making cement. The truth is, Christ is Rock. (Psalm 18:2 My God is my rock.) Unlike us, there are no air bubbles in Him that will become weak points during strength tests because He is the strongest type of rock. He is strong for us. When we aren’t holding up, He is Bedrock. Unwavering. Unmoved. Unchangeable because there is nothing in Him that needs changing. My Dad always says when tough times come, you find out who…

  • The Most Beautiful Disaster

    How God makes miracles out of our mistakes – Hope Carpenter. “I was a preacher’s wife, after all. I wasn’t allowed to have problems.” Pressures grow. Small mistakes can become big mistakes. Certain habits need to break. Some tones need to go. Unhealthy relationships need to stop. Little rebellions can’t be entertained. Values need to be valued. Have you ever thought and felt this way? This isn’t how I expected things to turn out. I don’t know if I can do this anymore. This book is about honesty- especially within the church. Hope writes: “Thankfully, by the time my fiftieth birthday party rolled around– the first time I had actually…

  • THE SUM OF OUR WORDS

    I don’t want to exaggerate my difficulties or my good qualities. I don’t want to care so much that I overextend me without ever mentioning or pointing to You– the expert- The Christ! Looking for the “balance” is how we can resolve this issue. There’s so much that life offers. Proper balance is Him first. When cement foundations are poured and dried, everything built on them can be steady, secure, and in balance. He is that Rock for us. We build our thoughts, words, beliefs, and plans from His stability and strength beneath us. Bedrock withstands the weight of all life’s layers. He tips the scale of our hearts to be all out for Him…

  • Energizing the Ordinary

    LEARN TO ENERGIZE THE ORDINARY by being creatively noncompliant with ego. We let go of our ego to see the worth and importance of other people and what they have to offer. That means we resist going along with the crowd or what is popular. The ulterior? Yes it creeps in sometimes. Ulterior is “existing beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden.” Ulterior motives can often: 1. Translate messages. 2. Take things out of context. 3. Miss the point. 4. Deflate energy. Self-importance translates selfish. This is where no one else leaves feeling significant. But when we know our value, we can circulate value: God-importance translates significance. This is where someone else is…

  • “Full Of It”

    We tend to tell people they are “full of it” when we perceive a know it all. I think we’ve all been full of it a time or two. From Google: Someone who essentially sounds like or plays the expert, without the expertise. A person who reasons with clever but false arguments. Exaggeration tends to come from us when we are looking for importance, wanting to prove a point, desperate to mask a problem, attempting to move passed pain, needing attention and connection, or just having fun with friends. Reactions from others drive us to overly expel blasts of information. Our rebel side wants to run with words, expand truth,…

  • Freedom for all

    Choices are for all. Freedom is for any. But that path looks so different for each of us. Sometimes we have to give up our mission for His. At what cost did that freedom happen and what cost from you, will that “freedom” come? Will it spur the next generation onward in your ways, or in Godly outcomes and agendas?  LET’S GET REAL: Disobedience is dangerous. Unwillingness could be a bondage of fear, rebellion or timidity. And pride is not freedom. It is a very strong spirit of bondage and control. However, it is not near as strong as the Spirit of the living/loving God (Eph. 2:1-5). Pride is as a wall for any true healing and…