There is a time and place to be a warrior. Some mornings you’re woken up by the sound of battle. Your trust is in the Lord as you pick up your weapons that day. But for me, I have been swinging a sword at shadows for most of my life. Prepared to fight for myself, … Continue reading The Weapons Make the Warrior
Fearless It’s a hot and sunny day. The bright sun beating down on the back of your neck and the sweat dripping from your forehead begs you to inch just a little closer. As you begin to ponder that thought your mind shifts to the deep end of the pool and notices a group of … Continue reading 1-2-3 Jump!
Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. Micah … Continue reading You are Forgiven
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. - Hebrews 6:19 This is one of my favorite verses. This verse reminds me of the power and the promise of our Heavenly Father. What is hope? Hope to me is an all-knowing attitude that something good is and will happen despite … Continue reading The Power of Being Hopeful
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 "Confident" There was once a time when confidence wasn't my strong suit. Truth be told, there are still some days where … Continue reading I Am Confident
So if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed. John 8:36 [WARNING: This blogger is having a rough week. Or it could be hormones. But isn’t that the same thing? Bless you, dear reader, for bearing with her.] Right. So how deep does that go, exactly—free from what? I did a quick word … Continue reading Free? What Is This “Free” of which You Speak?
Give her the reward of her labor, and let her works praise her at the city gates. Proverbs 31:31 WOW! What a woman! She loves her people and her God. She stewards her resources (time, talent and treasure) wisely. She helps those in need. And her life speaks for itself. The P31 woman was not just … Continue reading Give of Your Best to the Master
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30 A woman who fears the Lord...what does that even look like? There's no doubt that 'we' are naturally attracted to charming and beautiful people. I think back on that girl in school who always had what … Continue reading Room At The Front
When I was first assigned my verses for the Proverbs 31 woman series, I had no idea what or even how I was going to write on this. Because as you read about this larger-than-life woman, any other member of our gender can't help but feel completely inferior in every way if this is who we're … Continue reading No Comparison, I Surpass Them All
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25 As I have thought and prayed about my verse this week, I have spent a lot of time examining myself as a Proverbs 31 woman. Through the grace of God, He has brought me a long way in … Continue reading Clothes Do Make The Woman