• Jesus Saves
    Coffee Thoughts,  Inspiration,  Soul Food

    A Story of Redemption

    A Story of Redemption I recently discovered this poem I had written almost 5 years ago. It was an encouraging reminder to me of the growth and healing God has brought into my life. I had only written up to “I’ll look back someday and say,” but I can say now, my life is a testimony to His grace and redemption. Jesus saves! I was scared to deathCould almost taste your breathYour eyes and hands begging for meInnocent and naive I cavedWish I’d been strongerAll that heartache I coulda saved But a lesson learned is never vainDespite the painEven with its shameBut I’ll never be the same.My world’s turning grayAnd I…

  • That Grace May Abound - Does Grace Allow us to Sin?
    Coffee Thoughts,  Inspiration,  Soul Food

    Grace | The Secret to Finding Freedom in Christ?

    Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of His wonderful grace?  Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?Romans 6:1-2 NLT Does grace allow us to sin? I’m a person who heavily advocates grace. God is gracious to us and so we must extend grace to others. But what does God’s grace really look like?  Paul says “…Should we keep sinning so that God can show us more of His wonderful grace? Of course not!”\ The grace that God extends is the grace to be FREE from our sin. God’s grace is forgiveness…

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    Inspiration,  Motherhood,  Uncategorized

    Sugar and Spice and All that is Nice

    Soul Metamorphosis Since I was first able to write, and my deep thoughts were a boring monologue on how my day was, I’ve kept journals of one type or another. During my teen years, I kept very thorough and detailed journals of my favorite things. It was important to me to document what I loved so that I could remember them. As a teenager, a lot of my likes were dark. I loved country music, black and white photographs, black makeup, piano… My life felt pretty black and white. I had a lot of pain, and I struggled to find who I was. Without Christ, life seemed so hopeless. Since becoming a Christian and…

  • Inspiration

    Children Need Their Dads and Here’s Why

    Dear Dads, this post is for you. “Wait!” I hear you women saying, “this blog is for mom’s.” But have you ever thought, you wouldn’t be a mom except for a Dad? It takes two to create that baby… well 3… but that’s a whole other post. So, Dads, back to you! Sunday is Fathers Day. Awesome! A day to celebrate YOU! Kinda like your birthday but instead of being all about your life, it’s about a life choice – becoming a Dad. Moms get lauded for their great sacrificial love, but Dads, you reflect THE Father! Man, you have a lot to answer for, a lot of responsibility. With…

  • Inspiration,  Soul Food

    How the Cross Changed My Life

    I struggled for a long time on my own without Christ. I was under the impression that I had to give up the sinful life I was living and be a good person, before I could have salvation. So, I put it off, there was never a good opportunity for it. One night, driving my friend home on a country back road, I came around a bend in the road at 60mph and 3 deer were standing in the middle of the road. I slammed on the brakes, locking them up and we spun out of control into the ditch on the right side of the road. We narrowly missed…

  • Inspiration,  Soul Food

    You Call Me Out Upon the Waters

    Is this what it feels like to trust… overwhelming and a little… no, a lot like you’re drowning? I can relate to Peter, when Jesus was walking on the water and Peter jumped out of the boat to meet Him. Peter was so zealous and eager to follow Jesus but along the way he would quickly lose faith. I feel like that, I jump in without always thinking it through realistically and when the waves come crashing and the water begins to swallow me up I falter. Going into this we were so naive, it looked easy, an inexpensive and attainable goal. We had it all worked out and then…

  • Inspiration,  Organization

    What You Need When You Need to Make a Change

    So you want to make a change, lose 10 pounds, stop yelling at  your kids. Do you want to start working out consistently or eat more healthy? Maybe you want to read more or get your home organized. Whatever it is, change doesn’t often come easy for us, we have to work for it and create healthy habits that enable us to make the change happen. I was recently feeling frustrated about the lack of time I had for my personal devotions.  I came up with excuse after excuse until  I realized I did have time but I was choosing to use that time for other things, social media, cleaning,…