How to Spend Quiet Time with God

When I first became Christian, I’ll be honest, I was completely lost when people spoke to me about their ‘quiet times’. I knew about prayer and scripture, but they were things I scheduled into the day when I had time. I kinda assumed it meant that they just sat quietly in stillness (which can be…

Maintaining your Faith in your New Married Life

When I got married, I was thrilled (and still am) to spend my life with a godly man with the Bible as one of the core foundations in his life. I studied my Bible daily as well, spend time in prayer, and attended numerous church studies and fellowship events. Both of us had found a…

Coconut Oat Date Bites

This year, one of my resolutions was to eat healthier and reduce my junk food intake; however, I have a bit of a chronic sweet tooth..a sweet tooth I have let run uncontrolled throughout the Christmas season. Something I had done in the years prior to help curb the dreaded sugar cravings, was to switch…

Planning 2019 and My Resolutions

(I apologize for the delay in this post, my father passed away this morning. Please pray for my family during this difficult time.) It’s resolution time, or whatever we choose to call the goals, hoping beyond hopes that if we look at them differently, we may actually keep them this year… That was kind of…

2018, A Year in Review

2017 was a year of change for me, my life had literally been turned upside down. It was both good and bad, and characterized by a spirit of hope, but also of brokenness. So, as I sit down to review 2018, I can see both of those themes in the goals and resolutions I had…

Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas

Close your eyes for a moment and think about Christmas morning. What do you see? A tree alight with presents underneath; a warm meal with family; children smiling over the magic of Christmas; maybe it’s an empty chair, and the hurt felt in that absence; or a sense of estrangement and discomfort, possibly even loneliness….

Tis the Season to be…Stressed Out?

Christmas,  time of cheer, togetherness, and joy; however, for many, Christmas has become a time of anxiety, dread, and sleepless nights. We burn ourselves out long before Christmas Day and wonder why come the 25th we’re unable to enjoy the festivities. Add in some wracked up credit cards, food bloat, and ‘that’ relative, it can…

When Darkness Blinds

Life can drastically change in a very short period of time. Sometimes these changes are good; other times however, they are much harder to swallow. And when these harder changes become the focus, we end up losing sight of all of the blessings we’ve experienced; and ultimately, lose sight of God in the process. This…