• Scripture Memory Challenge 2019 Verse 1

    At the beginning of 2019, I issued a challenge for you to join me in reNEWing our minds throughout 2019 by memorizing 12 Bible verses. So it’s time to get started! If you want to read the original post you can find it here. My verse for January is  On the day I called to You, You answered me. You made me strong and brave.   I Call – He Answers I love the idea of my strength and bravery coming from God, don’t you? It really takes the pressure off, whew! I mean, it is not my responsibility then, right? Well, maybe a little. God does require my cooperation. He answers…

  • Simple Joys A Book Review

    I loved this little book! Candace Payne is a delightful writer. A quick inspirational read with beautifully illustrated pages scattered throughout.

  • My 2019 One Word The Power of One Simple Word

    I'm being won over by minimalists. The need to create order from the inevitable daily chaos. An internal desire placed in my soul by my Creator God. This is the appeal of minimalism. Cutting away the unnecessary to discover the important. Finding what truly matters. In order to make an eternal impact through the years I've been entrusted with on this planet. This is my drive behind one word.

  • I Declare War A Book Review

    I Declare War: 4 Keys to Winning the Battle with Yourself By Levi LuskoPublished by Thomas Nelson Levi Lusko is the lead pastor of Fresh Life Church and a bestselling author. In his book, I Declare War: 4 Keys to Wining the Battle with Yourself, Lusko begins by discussing his own personal struggles with anxiety. He then presents simple, straight-forward, practical applications of biblical advice. The book is divided into four parts, each described as a “card”. The first part, Card 1: Declare War on What You Think, discusses how our thoughts affect our emotions, feelings – our moods. The second part, Card 2: Declare War on What You Say,…

  • Shunning Santa Is it justified?

    Poor Santa. He’s just trying to do his job. But he's acquired quite a reputation. From sneaking into homes, to kissing moms under the mistletoe, he’s a popular guy. His biggest accusation yet involves stealing the Christmastime spotlight from a Baby Boy. As a result, many families have directed their attention from Santa toward this Baby called Jesus. Is this shunning of Santa justified?

  • Oh How I Love Learning Pursuit of Knowledge

    I have been known to say (more than once), if I could afford it I would be a professional student. I love learning. I desire to know things, to make sense of things, to figure it all out. But trying to figure it all out, all of the time, is exhausting. Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own. Jeremiah 33:3 (MSG)   Blinded and Blindsided It was an early morning. I was spending time in God’s Word before leaving for class (I was in the midst of yet another educational pursuit). I read this…