Here in Minnesota it seems like the winters last forever. The cold and dark surround us for months without many moments of relief. For the majority of this past winter, I hoped for a place where winter, well, where it was nonexistent. Each morning I get up just before my husband leaves to make him coffee and see him off to work. I can’t say there’s anything I need to get up for at 6:30am, but I love him and love our few minutes together. For so long I would wave to him as he drove down the street, knowing … Continue reading 

Guard Your Heart

I’m sitting here reading through Numbers 29 with all the instructions on which offerings they had to give when and it gives me such anxiety. It literally is so beyond me that I can’t help but skim over this chapter, but then I feel guilty for skimming because I should want to read all of this. Ah! I’m overwhelmed just reading it, I can’t imagine living it out! “Performance Anxiety.” Those are the words that pop into my head. I’ve gotten over my stage fright, but this performance anxiety goes much deeper. This anxiety doesn’t come from performing, but not performing … Continue reading 

Is It Bigger and Better? Cause That’s The American Dream

How many times have you heard to shoot for the stars? That good is the enemy of great? You can be anything you want to be as long as you work hard? I’ve struggled for years with these comments. I feel they are confusing, misleading, and destructive to living out successful daily lives. While I believe I can be a great, star shooting, hard worker, I also know that those goals can cause me to be focused on myself and my greatness. Our goal needs to be finding the God right thing for us, not the biggest and brightest thing. … Continue reading 

My Christian Bubble

I’m a Christian with Christian friends who attends a Christian Church and worked with Christian people.  Sadly, it is not even on my radar that people do not have the same knowledge about God.  Honestly, I’ve sat at this computer with many rewrites because I don’t know how to express my thoughts on this unfortunate subject.  I grew up a Christian surrounded by like-minded Christians.  It was natural for all of them to have the same thoughts and feelings as me.  There was no question where they would find their strength, wisdom, peace, joy, and where they would turn in … Continue reading 

Decision Making WITHOUT Guessing

Many of us Christians spend more time analyzing what is going on in their lives, than praying to God and asking Him to lead them.  Let me unpack that statement.  Have you ever made a decision and then questioned whether or not God was in it?  Then you look to what happens (due to that decision) to judge whether or not you were correct?  Ah!  What a horrible way to test your decision!  Or perhaps, that is the problem right there.  It was your decision.  You made it thinking that was where God was leading you due to this or that, … 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