Scripture Sunday: Jeremiah 33:3


Have you ever seen a verse or maybe heard a song or sermon, and just known it was for you? This week, Jeremiah 33:3 showed up on my YouVersion Bible app as the Verse of the Day. Feeling comforted and inspired, I shared it on Facebook. I then scrolled through my feed and noticed my cousin had posted the same verse hours earlier.

I couldn’t deny that I needed that verse. My family is currently going through something very difficult. My dad received the news last week that there are no other treatment options for his cancer, which has spread once again.

My family is now realizing our days with him on this Earth are numbered and it’s a hard realization for us all. There are no easy answers for why my dad has cancer and why he hasn’t been healed, but we do know this: God has a plan, which we do not know. In time, that plan will become known to us.

Have a wonderful week.

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Scripture Sunday: 2 Corinthians 12:9


We can’t fix our problems or get through things on our own. We are insufficient but God is not.

We are weak and nothing without him, but he is all powerful. 

Though we are going through difficult times, it’s with the Lord’s help we can get through them.

His grace is sufficient.

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Happy Mother’s Day


When I read Proverbs 31, I think of my mom.


She’s the strongest person I know. When I was in preschool, my mom was going through college, trying to get her nursing degree. At this time, my dad was diagnosed with cancer the first time.  My mom attended college, worked full time, raised a preschool child and cared for a sick husband.

Now my mom is once again caring for my dad, who has stage four metastatic colorectal cancer. I watch her struggle, but I also watch her trust God and continue to be a faithful Christian . I am both amazed by her strength and proud of her resolve on a daily basis.

My mom has always supported me and encouraged me, even when she didn’t agree with my plans. 

My mom has always prayed for me and with me. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Proverbs 31 mothers. We are blessed to be your children.

And Happy Mother’s Day to my mama!

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Scripture Sunday: Ephesians 2:19-22


I recently have begun a Bible study with about 250 other ladies in the blogger community. The Bible study is centered on the book The Comparison Trap by Sandra Stanley and it deals with something all women face, not just bloggers. That something would be “comparing ourselves to others.”

I know there will always be someone we admire and want to be like, or even someone we’re jealous of. We may even base our self worth on how much we can be like them.

God didn’t want us to compare ourselves to anyone, for we are fearfully and wonderfully made. He formed us individually in the womb and he created us for a specific purpose. 

We are His children and he has set us apart.

Remember this week when you want to get trapped in the Comparison game that you are unique and wonderful with your own unique and wonderful purpose.

I encourage you to read this book- I’ve only just started and I’m learning so much. 

Have a wonderful week.


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Finding time in your schedule to do your quiet times

I realize the title of this post is a bit controversial, as quiet times should be the most important thing in your schedule. Since I’m trying to be real with you, know that I’ll be the first one to use “I didn’t have time” as an excuse for not doing my quiet time. It isn’t that I don’t want to do it, or I truly don’t have time, it’s often that I just simply didn’t put it first.

I’ve tried doing my devotional at night before bed, and I’ve done it first thing in the morning. I’ve done it during my lunch break and in my classroom right after school. Here’s what I’ve noticed though-  during any of those times, it’s highly likely that I’ll be interrupted.

I have found a solution that works, though. My drive to work, after my children are dropped off, is my time alone. At those moments, when no one else is in my car, I listen to an audio devotion and I pray. There is no one in the car to interrupt me, and if someone calls, I can let them leave a voicemail.

My days tend to run more smoothly if I’ve started it off with prayer and a devotion. I’m glad I can use my time in the car, because then I’m not likely to be interrupted, and it frees up the rest of my time for my family and household tasks.

What are you doing with your driving time?

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Scripture Sunday: John 10:10

Jesus came to Earth and died so we could have eternal life with him.

You will notice He said, “and have it more abundantly.” Abundance is defined like this:

a·bun·dance
əˈbəndəns/
noun
  1. a very large quantity of something.
    “the tropical island boasts an abundance of wildlife”
    • the quantity or amount of something, e.g., a chemical element or an animal or plant species, present in a particular area, volume, sample, etc.
      “estimates of abundance of harp seals”

      So, what does it mean to “have life more abundantly?” What it means is this: if you trust Jesus, you will be blessed. Not everyone is blessed in the same way, so what I consider a blessing may not be a big deal to you, or even seem significant.

    Here are some examples of God’s blessings and abundance in my life.

    Each day I wake up in a warm house with a roof over my head. My husband and I do not have high paying jobs, and if you look in our checkbook, you will see absolutely nothing impressive. Still, we are blessed with far more than we need.

    Our church family is a blessing in itself. We attend a church filled with believers who are kind hearted and who are truly our friends. They pray for us and they fellowship with us, and we couldn’t ask for more. We are fortunate to have a pastor who preaches God’s word, but who is also a friend. We are so truly blessed.

    And finally, we have a beautiful family. A family I did not ever think would be possible, that I am thankful for every day.

    I fully believe the Lord blesses us with everything we need and then some.

    I also believe “have life more abundantly” refers to eternal life with Jesus. Life in Heaven with Him is going to be more amazing than we could ever imagine, and the only way to have that eternal life is to trust in Him.

    What do you think of when you hear “and have it more abundantly?”

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Scripture Sunday: Colossians 1:13-14


I chose this verse as it’s something I’ve really been thinking about lately.  Last week, during our Easter service, the youth did a skit in which they depicted a young woman walking with Jesus, facing all sorts of temptations, getting pulled away from Jesus, and ultimately finding her way back to Him. It was a beautiful depiction of the life some of us have lived. So is the verse I have chosen for today.

I was raised in church and saved at a young age. I attended church as a kid, but when I became a college student, I found all sorts of temptations and I allowed those things to take me further from His kingdom.

I drank a lot of alcohol and did so frequently. I stopped going to church and quit praying. I listened to and watched horrible things. I said and did a lot of inappropriate things. I met, dated and became engaged to a young man who did not follow God and considered himself to be agnostic.

I was fully immersed in the kingdom of darkness. In fact, I remained in this kind of lifestyle until a few years after college, when I began to attend church once again.

A few months after my return to church, I vividly remember sitting in church and realizing I’d been just going through the motions. I might have started going to church again, praying and reading my bible again, but I wasn’t really living like God wanted me to do. 

Lately I’m finding myself just going through the motions again. I am praying and going to church, but not as much as I need to. I’m not reading His word enough and I’m not completely given to the things of God.

This Easter, I decided to make a concentrated effort to give my whole life back to the Lord and to stop going through the motions. If you’d be willing, I’d like to ask you to keep me in your prayers as I reaffirm my commitment to Christ. 

Thank you for allowing me to be transparent for a bit. Have a wonderful week.

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Scripture Sunday: 1 Corinthians 16:18

I did not make this printable, but I did find this on Pinterest. I unfortunately did not find the original source. How often do you do something that you know you should do, but you complain about it the entire time?

It is easy to do the things we enjoy out of love, but what about those necessary evils of life? Those things we don’t enjoy but still must do. That is when it gets hard to “do things in love.”

This week, I’m going to challenge myself to do everything in love, instead of complaining about them.

To download the printable, just right click and save it to your machine. Have a wonderful week!

 

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Scripture Sunday: Phil. 4:13

13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

This verse is a great reminder that even though many things are impossible for US, nothing’s impossible for God. I really needed this reminder this week that with God, WE can do anything.

Sometimes there are moments in your life that you think you cannot survive, but when you trust God, he will give you the strength to get through it.

There was a time in my life when I was highly depressed and upset. I had just lost a baby and a close family member was hospitalized with cancer. I was struggling and I didn’t know how I’d make it through the pain. Looking back on it, I realize now how the Lord brought me through this difficult time.

Even though you may feel hopeless, you are not. With God, you can do all things, because he gives you strength.

Have a wonderful week!

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