Why didn’t Jesus promise us smooth sailing?

Can I be honest for a minute? The fact that Jesus doesn’t promise us a problem-free life when we surrender to Him kind of bums me out! Don’t get me wrong! I am beyond thankful for my salvation and for all the amazing promises that we do receive as God’s beloved children. (His presence, His … Continue reading Why didn’t Jesus promise us smooth sailing?

7 Things to Remember When Life Gets Me Down

Sometimes I feel like I’m just barely getting by. Like I’m falling short in all the important areas of my life.  In finances.  In parenting.  In writing.  In taking care of my home.  “Not enough” is the allegation that keeps playing in my head.  But I know that this is just my flesh agreeing with … Continue reading 7 Things to Remember When Life Gets Me Down

God will never forsake me!

God made a promise to Joshua as he prepared to move forward in obedience and conquer the Promised Land that I would very much like to claim as my own. “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Joshua 1:5 I know it is important not to run around claiming all the promises that … Continue reading God will never forsake me!

The light of hope

Feeling hopeless can be like wandering around a really dark room and trying to find a lamp. When you first enter you pause for a moment, hoping that your eyes will adjust to the darkness and you’ll be able to make out a shape somewhere in the room.  When you still see nothing but darkness, … Continue reading The light of hope