Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land. When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and raped her. Genesis 34:1-2 Have you ever found yourself in a situation, like Dinah, that got out of control … Continue reading #askingforafriend
Have you ever been in a situation that was so difficult that you wondered why God would allow you to be in it? Or maybe you have had a friend you wanted to encourage, but it was difficult to do because of what they were going through? I have experienced both, and both remind me … Continue reading Loving People Where They Are
Growing up I spent a lot of time at my paternal grandparents home. There always seemed to be cousins there to play with. Often when there was only one of something - a ball or a doll, my grandmother would tell us to share and share alike. That meant everyone got a turn and no … Continue reading Sisterwives
I don’t know if the pain of rejection has ever broken your heart, but it has mine. The tears you cry all because you want to be accepted. The echoed taunts, cruel words and actions of others rip into your heart and cause you to feel like you don’t matter at all. You are deemed … Continue reading Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places
"Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous--how well I know it." Psalm 139:14 NLT "I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." Psalm 139:14 ESV As it is written....Wonderfully complex, fearfully and wonderfully made! Those are extremly powerful words that … Continue reading Wonderfully Made, Perfect
When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he opened her womb. –Genesis 29:31 “Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover.” You’ve heard this before, right? You cannot tell what’s inside a book just by looking at the outside. It’s what’s inside- the words written on each page that tell a story. Society is … Continue reading Unloved and Overlooked
"The proof of passion is perseverance…Passion makes us stay the course when everything else tells us to run.” – Steve Furtick That’s a powerful statement that caused me to think of passion in a different way. We’ve all experienced passion in one form or another. It may have been through an inspirational speech delivered about … Continue reading What’s Love Got to Do With It?
I've heard it said...you can pick your friends, you can even pick your nose, but you can't pick your family. My mother loves genealogy and searching family lineage! She has spent countless hours and days searching through records like a modern-day A&E detective, digging for proof to connect the dots on our family tree. She has even … Continue reading Who Will Be In Your Family Tree?
Today we are taking the day to reflect on a few precious verses and a fun song. We're calling it Word & Worship Build Your House on The Rock 24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the … Continue reading WORD & WORSHIP – Sandyland
BREATH DAY: AS WE CONTINUE OUR JOURNEY WITH THE WOMEN OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, THIS WEEK HAS FOCUSED ON RACHEL. We have explored different thoughts on what Rachel was like and how her life could apply to our lives today. Today's verse is a beautiful promise from our heavenly Father about remaining humble. What a promise of a reward. Today is a … Continue reading BREATH DAY