40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 8 – Persevere

It's easy to boast in the glory of God. Not so easy to glory in suffering. Suffering is not fun at all! So, if that is the case, then why in the world would we subject ourselves to something like fasting? Well, I consider- and I bet God does too- that things like perseverance, character and hope are worth a lot more to me than fun.

Regaining Honor

We need to regain what we have lost. What have we lost? We have lost our identity. For thousands of years, humanity has tied its honor to identity. We were created by The living and eternal God in his image. Yet, we have forgotten our creator and exchanged our identity in his family for chance …

Failure as a Parent Can Be Powerful

You may feel like a failure today, but failing is learning. Learning is powerful! So, failure is powerful. Your inadequacy as a mother is all you need to allow God to bring you into new territory and to grow you as a person! ​

Cleaning Out Your Closet for Greater Joy

So, why in the world would I show you all my dirty laundry? Well, not laundry. I would never show you that! But, why would I show you my mess? Because the Lord impressed something so precious on my heart, as I walked through the mess, stepping over wires from my husband's studio, and trying to find a square foot to set my bags down on after work. 
 You see, I just finished speaking at a lovely weekend retreat called Revealed Retreat: Discover Who I Am in Christ. I challenged the ladies to give the Lord the deepest parts of their hearts - even the rooms of their hearts that they have shut the doors on for years. In the fight to stay positive and to keep from drowning in pain, sorrow and despair, people tend to avoid difficult conflict that arises when dealing with broken relationships and pain from the past. It's easier to ignore things and to just keep stuffing. These are things that may give us PTSD, if we decide to unpack them.