Yes, even the words to America’s national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner” remind us that we are blessed to live in the “land of the free.” However, when these words were originally penned by Francis Scott Key in 1814, many slaves were not free. This is still true today. Oh yes, we are free to … Continue reading Living in The Land of The Free
““My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT "I'll be a published fiction author; married … Continue reading I Forfeit
"All your people will be righteous. They will possess their land forever, for I will plant them there with my own hands in order to bring myself glory. The smallest family will become a thousand people, and the tiniest group will become a mighty nation. At the right time, I, the Lord, will make it … Continue reading God’s Own Time
Dear God, It’s been awhile since we last talked. And I know you’re busy. But I have something I’d like to ask, if you have a second. Please— For a lot longer than I care to admit my prayers sounded something like that. It had to be real important before I felt it was worth … Continue reading Dear God
“Why am I glad to be a woman?” The story of me answering this question for myself is quite hilarious. When I received the topic, I literally said, “God you are so stinking funny.” Why? Because it’s definitely been a journey. Let’s be real here. When we look at our lives and sometimes the picture … Continue reading Intentional Design
I thought about Ruth, I began to wonder what would make her, unlike Orpah, stay with Naomi. Steeped in her own pain and unfulfilled dreams, after the loss of her husband, Ruth was still “all in” when it came to sticking with her mother-in-law. What would make her willing to leave Moab, where they served the … Continue reading What Made Her Do It?
She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. –Proverbs 31:24 The Proverbs 31 woman is not a lazy woman. She is a hard-working woman who is skilled in business, knows the value and importance of saving and spending money and is focused on her husband. All throughout the Bible … Continue reading I Am Not Superwoman