Is the lie easier to believe? Are we truly more apt to believe the lies that the enemy serves on a platter to us with a sprig of parsley than to latch on to the truth of God's Word and who He says that we are?
Our self-righteousness and our need to partake in the so-called rights we have may actually be drawing a line in the sand between us and Christ. Our "rights", as important as we have made them, are simply vanity in the big scheme of things. They cannot earn us freedom and neither can the self-righteousness we hold so dearly to.
For Passion week this Easter, I have written my heart in an article titled Everlasting Consideration on a wonderful blog called, We Are His Daughters with my friend Mandy Hill. "Our King not only justifies us, He lavishes a grace on us that offers security and rest from all guilt and shame. In His careful … Continue reading My Heart for His Passion
One of the most eye twitching scenarios you come across as a writer, is when you have written something that you think is a masterpiece and your loved ones barely raise an eyebrow to it. Or when you ask them have they read your article on "blah blah blah" and they say, "OH, I didn't … Continue reading Audience of ONE
Since it's the month of costumes, I have some intriguing thoughts about a specific piece of costume that we wear. You know, as a mother it can seem like our title ends at "butt wiper" or "short order chef". Our tireless days and nights surround us endlessly and we can feel as if we are … Continue reading The Mommy Mask
OK.....I know I know, I'm a day late and a dollar short. But that's OK because this challenge is only a small part of a larger life mission. I don't know about you, but this challenge has really made me realize how agenda focused we can be. We all have our agendas and schedules in … Continue reading The Mary Challenge Daily #6: Pray Pray and Pray Some More
Through this challenge, I have really been convicted about the time that I spend doing unnecessary things when I could be doing things that matter, as well as about how distracted I am by things that have no value. Thinking of these things really led me to cry out to the Father to help me … Continue reading The Mary Challenge Daily #5: Journal Observations
Hey Mary!!! The next 10 days are going to be so significant. We are going to lock arms and fight back against the trap of busyness that keeps us standing when we should be seeking the good portion seated at the feet of Jesus. We are going to walk through some busy areas of our … Continue reading The Mary Challenge Daily #1: Making Jesus The Rock I Build On
"Squirl!" is what I might as well be saying every time I am distracted by one thing or another while I am already supposed to be engaged in something else. I might as well have ADD with this short attention span of mine. Before I finish one task I can already be half done with … Continue reading The Mary Challenge Daily #2, 3, 4: The 3-3-3 Challenge
"How many shoes can one person pick up in a day?" This is a thought that frequently breezes through my mind as I am bending over to pick up the gazillionth (should totally be a real number) flip-flop off of the living room floor. I mean seriously, why can't the little critters just put their … Continue reading Don’t Get Lost In The Keeping