I Killed Angus!

A few months ago, I bought a plant. A succulent. I have never had this kind of plant before in my life. Mind you, my mom is the one who used to grow plants (and flowers) while I was growing up. Occasionally, I would try my hand at African Violets, and I remember having a…

Going Deeper With God

Just a short post today. Early last week I finished doing my study of the book of John in the Bible. I’d like to say I worked on it every single day, but that would be a lie. Something I noticed, as I looked back over the notes I took, was at the beginning of…

Dear Younger Me…

Dear Younger Me, You are beautiful. You are stronger than you think. And, don’t let anyone tell you differently. And don’t believe that you aren’t.  You ARE enough! The world is going to tell you that you have to be pencil-thin and have the latest fashions in style and the right hairstyle and makeup. They…

Ideas For Creating a Prayer Journal

  I used to keep a prayer journal several years ago. I don’t really know why I stopped; I probably just got lazy or forgetful, and it gradually fell by the wayside. I used a simple, cheap, journal I had purchased at a dollar store to record my prayers in. I wrote somewhat specific prayers…

How Is Your Cup?

We all know Psalm 23. It’s usually quoted at funerals. I memorized this Psalm from the King James Version when I was younger (that was the only version available to me at the time), and in that version verse 5 states, “My cup runneth over.” I used to think this was a bad thing. I…

It’s Not Really A Guest Post Per Se…

I have a post over on the website for Apple Blossom Ministries! It’s called, “5 Steps to Help Study the Bible.”  I’d love for you to visit there. I’d also love for you to come back and let me know how you study the Bible. Do you have any steps to add? What are you currently studying?

The Armour of God – Part 4

16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:16-17, NASB) Shield of Faith These last three…

At My Age?!

I am almost 50 years old.  It seems like only yesterday that I was half the age I am now. Sometimes I feel like I’m now too old to take on new roles, new adventures, follow new paths. I often think, “If only I had started this in my 20s or 30s….” and then I feel depressed…

The Armour of God – Part 3

14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace (NASB) As previously mentioned in this series, we don’t rush into battle; we stand firm. We’re reminded of that again in verse 14. Because standing firm is mentioned more than once,…

Being Vulnerable

I want to be vulnerable in this post. I want to bare my soul. I want to help other people to see and know that it’s OK to be transparent with others. We all struggle, we all go through hardships, we all make poor decisions. We all hurt, we all cry. I’m human, and I…