"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord..."

- Psalm 19:14 NASB -

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I read somewhere one time, that if you watch a horror movie without the sound, that you drastically reduce the likelihood of jumping and being afraid. It’s something to do with the fact that movies build up to the scare factor with the music they play and the tones that they use. They mentally prepare […]


Faith + Prayer

Walk Fearless

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If I were your enemy… I’d constantly remind you of your past mistakes and poor choices  I’d want to keep you burdened by shame and guilt, in hopes that you’ll feel incapacitated by your many failings and see no point in even trying again.  I’d work to convince you that you that you’ve had your […]

Faith + Prayer, Prayer

I’m Not Who I Was

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My husband and I haven’t always been tens when it comes to parenting our children. We, like most people, have days where we are on point with our parenting skills. We do things well; we work together (as mom and dad) well, our kids get along and everyone is happy. We hit the mark on […]


Faith + Prayer, Mothering, Prayer

Raising Arrows

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If I were your enemy, I’d seek to disintegrate your family and destroy every member of it.  I’d want to tear away at your trust and unity and turn everyone’s love inward on themselves.  I would make sure your family didn’t look anything like it’s supposed to.  Because then people would look at your Christian marriage , […]


Faith + Prayer, Marriage, Prayer

For Better or For Worse

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I would be lying if I said that I was completely comfortable in my own skin. Because I am not. For as long as I can remember, my insecurities have haunted me and hindered me. They are constantly brought to the forefront of my mind whenever I dream a God-sized dream. I feel inadequate, unqualified […]

Faith + Prayer, Personal

Who am I?

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If I were your enemy, I’d disguise myself and manipulate your perspectives so that you’d focus on the wrong culprit—your husband, your friend, your hurt, your finances, anything or anyone except me. Because when you zero in on the most convenient, obvious places to strike back against your problems, you get the impression you’re fighting […]


Faith + Prayer, Prayer

Gloves for Glory

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If I were your enemy… I’d seek to dim your passion, dull your interest in spiritual things, dampen your belief in God’s ability and His personal concern for you and convince you that the hope you’ve lost in never coming back–and was probably just a lie to begin with. My oldest son loves football. I […]


Faith + Prayer, Prayer

Our Passion Led Us Here

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Have you ever been Black Friday shopping? I don’t mean “Black Friday on Thursday night” shopping like the stores do now; with Walmart cutting open Reynolds Wrapped boxes at certain times to allow people to dig into what it contains. Although that can be a bit chaotic in and of itself, I’m talking about old […]

Faith + Prayer

A Call to Arms

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fer·vent  having or displaying a passionate intensity. A little over two years ago, my husband lost his Grandmother. Mama Nell was 92 when she went home to be with the Lord. My husband had the divine opportunity to be beside her, holding her hand and ushering her into the arms of Jesus. I only had […]


Random Things

Displaying a Passionate Intensity

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