My Spiritual Walk

Fighting to Believe in Who I Am

Good, Good Father At the IF:Gathering 2016, we sang Chris Tomlin’s Good, Good Father. I had never heard the song before. I liked it. It seemed a good way to start. By the end, it was personal. You see … I have always struggled with who I am. My name means worthy of love, but I… Continue reading Fighting to Believe in Who I Am

A Word of Encouragement · fmf

When You Don’t Get What You Expect

  This week’s Five Minute Friday   prompt is: EXPECT Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO.         Have you ever tried to say something nice and it came out different than you expect? I have lost count of the times I have done it. I call it, “Foot-in-Mouth” disease. Yep!… Continue reading When You Don’t Get What You Expect

Book Reviews

How God Restores a Broken Heart

So many of us find ourselves BROKEN. But God can make all things BEAUTIFUL if you will let Him.   I picked up Gwen Smith’s book from a pile of books I have purchased and never finish reading because I am writing a series of devotionals on emotional trauma. I wanted to find out how… Continue reading How God Restores a Broken Heart

A Word of Encouragement

What are you least thankful for?

Holidays. Not always a thankful time. It’s actually the toughest time of the year for many. Holidays, like Thanksgiving, are a painful reminder of the difficult year that has just gone by. At times it is nearly impossible to think of things to be thankful for. And yet here we are naming off things we… Continue reading What are you least thankful for?

For Those in Ministry

The Parable of the Lost Shepherd

There once was a shepherd that loved and cared for his flock.   He worked day and night caring for his sheep. At times, he would be far from his own family because he was tending to the sheep that he loved so dearly.   He found the greenest pastures and stillest streams to refresh… Continue reading The Parable of the Lost Shepherd

For Those in Ministry

UNAPPRECIATED ~ Three Actions to Change Your Own Heart

A Bottle of Bath Wash. Who doesn’t enjoy the wonderful smell and the softness obtained from using it? But it seemed precious little payment for the hours on end that I spent learning and perfecting the wedding music chosen for this wedding and the entire weekend my husband and I gave for rehearsal, decorating, flower… Continue reading UNAPPRECIATED ~ Three Actions to Change Your Own Heart

Book Reviews · For Those in Ministry

Book Review : Wounded By God’s People

We tend to think that God’s servants are protected against being wounded, but that is just not true. As a matter of fact, I would venture to say that most ministers of the Word are hurt at least once in their ministry. I so appreciate Anne for being vulnerable and opening up to us about her own… Continue reading Book Review : Wounded By God’s People

Book Reviews · For Those in Ministry

The Peril’s of a Pastor’s Wife ~ Book Review

The Perils of a Pastor’s Wife by Nan Jones The Perils of A Pastor’s Wife will speak to your deepest wounds and help you find God’s Presence through it all. Sweet Sister—somewhere, somehow, somebody knows. You are not alone. This post contains affiliate links   How did I find this book? In order to do some… Continue reading The Peril’s of a Pastor’s Wife ~ Book Review

A Word of Encouragement

By His Wounds We are Healed

FMF Word Prompt : Healed 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,     he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him,     and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 (NIV) The other day, I burned my hand. Cleaning a candle votive can be frustrating. The wax sticks stubbornly to… Continue reading By His Wounds We are Healed