I Am: A New Creation

He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live to please themselves. Instead, they will live to please Christ, who died and was raised for them. 2 Corinthians 5:15 This new life we have through Christ is meant to lift him up and give him glory. Our human nature is to live for ourselves and our drive becomes the fulfillment of our own purpose, not God’s. When we become this new creation through Christ, our focus changes. We submit ourselves to God and his authority. We give our lives over to him for … Continue reading 

I am: God’s Child

Many things try to define who we are. From the moment you were born, you were defined in some way. In school, kids feel the need to define people and even categorize people into groups. Then in high school you must decide if you are going to college and your future career while still trying to figure out life. All of these external things have put a label on you. Take a moment and think through how you would define yourself right now. What labels do you wear? What words come to mind? This status of being a child of … Continue reading 

The Lord Determines Our Steps

No matter what I do or where I go, it seems God has a message.  It’s not complex or profound.  In fact, it is a simple message wrapped in love. Keep your eyes of God. Trust Him.  Find Joy in all situations. Life situations come and go.  There’s good and not-so-good times.  There are times when what God is doing makes total sense and there are times when you can’t see what He is up to right now.  My question for you is: will you follow Him, trust Him, and even find joy in whatever God brings into your life? … Continue reading 

Peace in Conflict

I’m realizing more and more that I love peace. With all the conflict going on in the world, I find myself uneasy and at times wrapped up in fear. There are nights I find sleep eluding me. I wonder what life will be like for my kids. I read 2 Timothy 4 about the end of the world and I wonder if my kids will have a strong enough foundation in Christ to stand in those hard times.  I wonder how much we will have to see and endure. You see, I grew up in easy America. It was ok … Continue reading 

Trust Me. Really.

A few days ago I was sitting on the couch as I started my day.  There wasn’t much in particular going on.  Actually nothing at all. I’ve spent months waiting for God to show us what He wants us to do.  I’ve spent months waiting to hear from Him.  I’ve spent months waiting for a yes.  Honestly, I’m a bit tired of the inactivity.  I want to see movement and change.  I want to see it so badly that I would do just about anything to MAKE it happen.  And then these thoughts popped into my head, “Will you trust … Continue reading 

Simple Goals=Great Result

I’ve have now spent the last 3 weeks with my dear kids.  24 hours a day/7 days a week.  I’m an introvert that has two boys that like to process externally.  I decided to set some time aside for myself each morning which has been named Mom Time. Last night I set my alarm so that I could go for a walk in the morning.  Because we had such a beautiful morning, I decided to skip the treadmill and head outdoors. I normally walk for 25-30 minutes to get in my cardio and then do some weights to tone up … Continue reading