I uncomfortably sat in the circle, listening to other women share their stories of finding God. I soaked up the words, holding them close as I tried to sort out this whole idea of a "testimony." I settled on defining it (to myself) as the one moment when a person truly knew about God. On … Continue reading Why – Day Four
"It's good that you believe that God is one. Ha! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble with fear." (James 2:19, CEB) This Scripture changed me. I had no idea demons believe in God. I thought belief in God equated to Christianity. James states that faith without works is dead. I know this is … Continue reading Believe – Day Three
I worked for a life insurance company when my oldest daughter and son were little. Looking back, I can see God's handiwork. My co-worker Teresa Smith loves Jesus. She openly shared her faith. No matter what happened, she had a peaceful presence and a smile on her face. Her demeanor piqued my curiosity about a … Continue reading Afraid – Day 2
Straightening my room one afternoon, I found myself chatting with God. I had recently finished reading Romans and wasn't sure where to go next. God spoke to me, urging me to read through the entire Old Testament. I argued with Him. I don't have time to do that, Lord! Plus, I've already tried. I cannot … Continue reading I Know It’s Important, But . . .
My story is not my own. I can only take credit for the chapters that led me away from my faith. God knew this before He formed me. He knew the path I would take and He pursued me. Relentlessly. He never gave up. My story is God's story. It is a story of redemption, … Continue reading Story – 31 Day Writing Challenge
Summer draws to a close. Sounds of laughter and splashing water are being traded in for morning grumblings and pencils scratching paper. Lazy mornings sleeping in and meandering the house in pajamas transform into rushed mornings of dressing, feeding and herding littles ones out of the house at obscene times. September feels like a restart. … Continue reading Just Say No! (To Commitments)
I was held accountable when a friend posed this question to me. Had I been following my own advice?