Pure Joy

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds… James 1:2 Say what, now? Pure joy? Trials of many kinds?! I used to hope this was a typo. I have to admit, I used to struggle with reading that I was supposed to consider it a joy to face…

What’s My Motivation?

Hi Everyone! I’m back. I didn’t post for a couple of days because I was overwhelmed and tired. I was preparing for family coming into town on top of our regular October boost in activity. As much as I had hoped to post everyday in October, I realized the pressure and stress to get a…

Yes and Amen

I hope you don’t mind if I keep it real, today. I am coming off of four nights of restless sleep. And last night was the worst! I kept waking up angry. I’m not sure if it was a righteous anger, an attack of the enemy, or just not releasing to God something that has…

I Identify With…

I attended the Rise Up event in Washington D.C., yesterday. I’m still pretty tired and my body is sore (intercessory prayer is no joke!), but feeling tremendously blessed that I was able to take part in such a powerful time of intercessory prayer for our nation. The event’s tagline was “Prepare Like Esther, Arise Like…

Rise Up

I’ll be heading to Rise Up in Washington D.C. today, so there isn’t much time for writing. I will leave here a teaching that goes along with the warrior theme that we have found ourselves in. I encourage you to take some time to listen to “Six Signs of a Rising Warrior” by John Paul…

Stand Firm

Yesterday, I talked about the temptation of Jesus and how the enemy attacks. Using the same Scripture, I would like to talk a bit about authority. Knowing who we are in Christ helps us to understand the authority we have, so that we can withstand any attack from Satan. Then Jesus was led by the…

Know Your Enemy

Day before yesterday, I talked about the baptism of Jesus and how God, Himself, declared who Jesus was and how He felt about Him. Today, I would like to talk a little bit about how Jesus’s identity was tested immediately after that declaration. Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be…

YOU are Highly Valued

October is a pretty busy month for our family, so writing and posting everyday will be a bit of a challenge. On the super busy days, my plan is to post a quick “YOU” statement. Just a little something to meditate on, as a reminder of who you are. Today’s YOU statement is: YOU are…

This Is My Son

As I read through God’s Word, I love getting glimpses of the relationship between God the Father and God the Son. As I was learning more and more about who I am in Christ, God showed me something about the identity of His Son. He took me to the baptism of Jesus: Then Jesus came…

For God So Loved…

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. John 3:16-17 John 3:16 is probably the most…