Derailed by Dread

January 23, 2018 Hope (encouragement)

Have you ever felt like you are waiting for “the other shoe to drop?”  Yet, you don’t know why. What is that? It’s DREAD. Maybe you’ve been disappointed so many times before, that you expect disappointment again. You expect something unfavorable to happen. It causes a sense of anxiety or apprehension. Fearful anticipation – an […]


Stop Waffling!

January 22, 2018 Grow (discipleship)

Have you been going around and around over something, but can’t make a decision?  Wavering, undecided? For how long? James writes… the doubting person is “like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable […]


HE….is Able!

January 18, 2018 Hope (encouragement)

God has put a lot of dreams in my heart and I’m following Him as close as I know how. But I’m feeling so inadequate. The thing He has called me to seems so BIG! I KNOW I can’t do it myself! I’m launching anyway.  It feels like I’m jumping off a cliff… and it […]


Disapproval Free Zone

January 17, 2018 Hope (encouragement)

The Holy Spirit has spotlighted something in me lately that I really need to take a deeper look at.  I had a wrong thought and it unsettled me. I have a heart to serve and was helping…when this ugly thought rose up – I wanted to be “seen.” I knew that was not of God […]


That Barking Dog!

January 16, 2018 Grow (discipleship)

  Have you ever had a noise that just continually annoys, irritates and frustrates you?  We live in a cul-de-sac that has been really quiet… until about 2 years ago… when we got some new next door neighbors. Things change! People change. Things and people may irritate and annoy you. What do YOU do about […]



January 15, 2018 Hope (encouragement)

Surgeons use a probe to EXPLORE a WOUND or a part of the body.  They explore the depth or direction of a wound. Probing may hurt, but in opening it up, the doctor is able to find the cause and get the INFECTION out. We all have emotional wounds – injuries, cuts, gashes, sore spots. […]


Let God RULE!

January 12, 2018 Grow (discipleship)

  For God to rule, you must understand His Principle – His rules. He desires that His Principles govern your conduct and behavior.  As a Christian, we are to follow His directions, instructions, requirements, and Standard.  They are His PRESCRIBED conduct. A Ruler has ultimate power and authority over your life. He presides over, leads, […]


Are you Aligned with God?

January 11, 2018 Grow (discipleship)

When I was growing up, we went to church every Sunday.  I heard a lot of sermons, but I never opened the Bible and read it for myself.  I wasn’t even saved until way later. Church was a ritual – just something we did on Sunday morning. I am thankful for this tradition, but it […]


Oops! Your Baggage is Showing!

January 10, 2018 Grow (discipleship)

  Recently, I was sharing with one of my best friends something my husband did that irritated me. (On his behalf, he was reacting to something I said).  My friend said to me… “I guess your baggage is showing.”  Oops!  I had to take a second look AT MYSELF (and I also thought it would […]


Going to Meet the King!

January 9, 2018 Grow (discipleship)

What would you do if you were invited to see the king…an earthly king?  I’ve never met, nor been invited to meet, an earthly king… but I wouldn’t know what to do if I were.  I was thinking about “Are you ready to meet the King? King Jesus?” Out of curiosity, I googled it. I […]


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