I-Witness News Story #EverydayJesus

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Welcome to another week of our Everyday Jesus link-up. Be sure to link-up below this post, comment on your neighbor’s blog and share with your friends… Because Jesus is everywhere, every day! 

PS: After this post publishes, I am taking a brief spiritual pause from blogging– just for a couple of weeks. We are on leave (finally!) this year and I feel compelled to actively pursue my OneWord of Rest. I will be back soon… Thanks for the grace :-)

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Confession: I rarely watch the news.

Sure, I try to stay semi-in-the-loop-ish when it comes to major current events, but the fact that we do not have cable in our house is no accident. I don’t even like to watch the news on the TV at the gym. All it does is stir up anxiety in my heart, make me roll my eyes and whisper under my breath, “Lord Jesus, if you come right now, it will be none too soon.” #HurryUpLord

Our fallen world is a mess. We witness heartbreaking news with every change of the channel or with every scroll of our finger on Facebook. Very rarely do newscasters seek out “eyewitnesses” to share actual GOOD news. [Read more…]

A Little Jesus Leadership Pep-Talk

True Leaders

Recently I was hosting a leadership retreat for my sweet board of PWOC sisters. I intentionally carved out a bit of CRAVE time to just sit in God’s presence to see what He had to say.

Here is how He responded… And I wanted to share it with you, just in case YOU needed to hear it today. [Read more…]

Marathon Faith #EverydayJesus

My marathon training plan... Complete with Jesus motivation and funny memes to make me despise it less.

Welcome to another week of our Everyday Jesus link-up. Be sure to link-up below this post, comment on your neighbor’s blog and share with your friends… Because Jesus is everywhere, every day! 

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God oftentimes calls us to do things that are way, WAY bigger than us.

To the outside world, it seems totally crazy.

But to us believers, it seems, well crazy… With the foundation built on faith.

I have kinda sorta drug my feet on sharing this post, because if I do, then it is a little more real.

And real is sometimes scary, even in our everydays.  [Read more…]

Courageous Faith: Action

Sometimes in ministry, there are moments so intense, it nearly paralyzes me.

You know what? Let me rephrase that.

Sometimes in LIFE, there are moments so intense, it nearly paralyzes me.

And I have experienced a few of those moments in the last few weeks.  [Read more…]

6 (Humorous) Signs that Homecoming is Coming (Army Wife Network)

Homecoming Coming

As army wives, I would say we have two distinct moments of our army wife experience… One we loathe and one we anticipate.

The one of we dread is obviously the numerous “See-ya-later” moments with our Beloved Soldiers. Some days, as I kiss him and he walks to the door/bus/plane, I really feel like we just did this same routine like 20 minutes ago. Gross.

BUT… with the see-ya-later moments comes homecoming anticipation. And really, it doesn’t matter if he is gone for a week to the field, a month to training or a year to a desert somewhere, homecomings are always one of the “marked” army wife adventures. [Read more…]

Video Blog: From the Next to the Now #EverydayJesus

Welcome to another week of our Everyday Jesus link-up. Be sure to link-up below this post, comment on your neighbor’s blog and share with your friends… Because Jesus is everywhere, every day! 

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Yep. It’s true. I am Type-A to a T.

I plan. I dream. I achieve. I like details.

And sometimes, I get a bit ahead of myself.

All too often, I find myself in the next more than the now. [Read more…]

Courageous Faith: Focus

My eyes are a little blurry and my throat feels tight. I feel my pulse quicken. The urge of feeling overwhelmed is slowly growing.

So many things on my list. So. Many. Things.

I am a sanguine. (No, that isn’t a personal insult.) My personality as a sanguine means I love interacting with people.

It also means that I sometimes suffer from what I like to call “Shiny Squirrel Syndrome.”  [Read more…]

The Food Fight

Food Fight

Have you ever been in a food fight? You know, one of those summer-camp-type-mashed-potato-sloppy-joe-flying-nobody-gets-punished food fights?

If you have, I would love details. (How was clean up? Who got in trouble? What is the correlation between jello consistency and air time?)

I have never been in one of those kinds of food fights. (Perhaps I need to put that on my Bucket List…)

However, I have been engaged in my own kind of food fight for the last two decades.

I talked a lot about my ups, downs and continual breakthroughs over  at Wives of Faith in Fat Free-dom.  I am so grateful for how God is opening my eyes (and heart) to the spiritual holds that food has held over my life.

And friends, the revelations keep on a-coming.  [Read more…]

10 Commandments of Parenting Toddlers #EverydayJesus

Toddler Parenting

Welcome to another week of our Everyday Jesus link-up. Be sure to link-up below this post, comment on your neighbor’s blog and share with your friends… Because Jesus is everywhere, every day! 

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Parenting is one crazy ride.

One minute you are laughing so hard you want to cry and the next minute you are crying because, well, parenting.

It is kind of exciting to think that I have been blogging long enough to share a few “Commandment” series blogs of parenting, like 10 commandments of Pregnancy for the Husbands, for the family/friends and strangers of pregnant gals, commandments for the preggos themselves and even 10 Commandments for New Mamas.  [Read more…]

Courageous Faith: REST

My face is red. My hands are shaking. My stomach hurts. Suddenly, my right eye literally starts to twitch.

I slam down my fork on the table.

“THAT’S IT! I. AM. TAKING. A. NAP.” 

My husband calmly looks at me and lovingly responds, “Good. Enjoy your time. Take as long as you need.”

Well. THAT didn’t have the intended effect. But whatever. Bedtime for mama.

I used to think that rest was a sign of weakness. C’mon, I should be able to go on forever, right? Jesus will help me get there. Rest is for sissies. I am strong. I am not a coward.  [Read more…]