I am convinced that I am where I am today because someone -- I think it was my grandfather -- prayed for me. I believe that I am the product of answered prayer. And IF I really believed in prayer, then why would I ever stop praying for the important things in my life? Without the prayers … Continue reading Who Are You Praying For?
You are probably familiar with the story of Jesus calling Lazarus out of the grave. I remember as a child hearing the story in Sunday School about two sisters whose brother died. Jesus waited four days to show up and missed the burial, the wake and everything. Martha and Mary were still upset about their … Continue reading Burial Cloths
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” Ephesians 2:8–9. I have heard that verse all my life. The truth is it takes all three: grace, salvation, and faith. Kinda like it takes milk, … Continue reading Recipe for Grace
Negative words spoken over us too often soak in like ink of a tattoo, permanently saturating our lives. Like the time your ex called you 'psycho' and you were at such a low place that you believed it. Or the time you overheard those girls calling you a 'whore.' Sure you made a mistake once … Continue reading Choose Your Own Tattoo
A few weeks ago I began our small group by handing everyone a small blank note card and asking them to write a list of things that they would do if they were bolder. What would you do if you were bolder? One minute. Go! Take just a minute and list one thing you would … Continue reading What’s On Your List?
I am as guilty of using the lingo as the next southern woman raised her entire life sitting on a pew every Sunday and can use it with the best of ‘em. Glory to God, I am justified, sanctified, and glorified. I am saved by the Blood of the Lamb and filled with the … Continue reading Grown-up Salvation
Have you ever been in the midst of a horrible storm and had an unexplainable Peace, knowing - All Will Be Well? We are all probably familiar with the story where Jesus speaks to the wind and waves and calmed the storm. I have often thought about Peter and the disciples out in that small fishing … Continue reading Peace! Be Still.