As this new year unfolds before us, believe God for amazing things! Live life with a sense of adventure. Do something every day that you've never done before. Ask Him to do in your life that which can only be explained by HIS power living in you and thru you. Pray. Dream. Choose Joy. Believe the truth that your best is yet ahead. "God is able to do much more than we ask or think through … [Read more...] about fresh.year.ahead.
I searched for a verse this morning to find encouragement, to find something to hold onto in this crazy world. I think the one that fits best for this day is simply this, "Jesus wept." John 11:35 Finding perspective in the midst of tragedy...it's a tricky, difficult thing at times... We ask questions that beg for answers. And sometimes the answers never come. Why? How? Is it possible? … [Read more...] about God, where are you?
Still seem to be searching for words...unable to wrap my mind around the senselessness of it all. Along with many of you, I feel completely heart-broken, spirit-grieved over the very sad loss of this family in our neighborhood. Quite sure that every mom in Cypress, and especially right here in Coles Crossing, hugged their own precious ones a little tighter this morning, and a lot … [Read more...] about “What Do I Say to My Kids?” 7 Things – Talking to Kids About Tragedy
If you've lived long enough, chances are you've felt the pain of betrayal and hurt. Hidden resentments and unforgiveness will weigh us down. Don't stay stuck in that trap! Though forgiveness may never "feel" right, it will always "be" right. Choosing to forgive doesn't mean that the wrong never happened, it just means you won't allow it to control your life anymore. let it go. forgive. take the … [Read more...] about Forgiveness = Freedom
God loves you. You may have heard that more than a million times in life yet still not really believe it could apply to you in any sort of personal way. His love may seem more distant to you,"yeah right, maybe He loves me, He loves everyone, the whole world, I'm just one of many, how could He really care about me?" But it's the truth, He loves...YOU. He's not a God who watches from a far away … [Read more...] about He Loves You.
There are not many of us who haven't in one way or another been touched by a close family member or friend who have fought this fight against breast cancer. This month of Breast Cancer Awareness is a great time to take a stand for those who have survived, for those who are still in the trenches of war, and for those who fought bravely and won their victory on the other side of heaven's … [Read more...] about Standing with the Brave – Breast Cancer Awareness Month