Ever feel like you’re often your own worst critic in life? Many times we speak what we have heard through the years or believe to be true about ourselves - simply because we have listened to the wrong voices. We've heard, "you can't ever do that," "you'll never amount to anything," "you're just not good enough" - and the wounding words have planted themselves deeply into our souls like ugly … [Read more...] about Let Go of Negativity – Believe the Truth of What God Says About You
Archives for January 2013
33 Great Verses on Raising Kids
Ever stop and think about the fact that there were no instructions attached to your precious child when he was born??? Sometimes I wish there would have been a step by step guide for each phase of the journey! Though parenting styles may vary and trends on raising children often change through the years, one thing remains the same - God's Word. I love that He loves children! I love that His … [Read more...] about 33 Great Verses on Raising Kids
31 Verses for When You Feel Burdened and Weary
Feeling weary? Burdened? Discouraged? Alone? Life can be full of challenges at times, but no matter what we face, we can rest assured that God is always with us. Here are 31 verses from His heart to you, just to remind you that He knows your way, He cares, and you are never alone. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, … [Read more...] about 31 Verses for When You Feel Burdened and Weary
Seeing Through the Fog
Woke up to a thick fog outside this morning... It seems to reflect how many of us may feel on this particular Inauguration weekend. Where are we really heading in our country? What do we believe anymore? What are we willing to stand up for? My heart, already burdened with so many unknowns in our nation's future, can't help but to search for a verse to somehow make sense of things. Though … [Read more...] about Seeing Through the Fog
Raising Boys – Toy Guns or None?
I watched him from a distance, playing. He always loves to go to that very same spot, right after the bell rings and he races out the side door from school, before he'll even look up to find me. There I find him again, in the dirt, playing with sticks, and with friends. I love to watch him when he doesn't know I'm watching - such imagination - quick to form a game - a club - to live out an … [Read more...] about Raising Boys – Toy Guns or None?
Some time ago, Gracie came home excited to share that she had just been moved to a new table in kindergarten and now sat right next to one of her very best friends. Her little eyes sparkled as she told me all about it, and I thought to myself, “Oh my, wonder how long till my sweet daughter, lover of many words, will come home with the dreaded discipline number in her folder for once … [Read more...] about words…