The Reset Button (#EverydayJesus Link-up)

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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! 

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Do you ever wish we could just hit a reset button and start over?

I do.

Earlier this week, I was having one of “those mornings.”

I thought it was just me… perhaps I was just in a mood. Or better yet, my favorite excuse: hormones.

That morning,  I was easily rattled. Tiny Human woke up at 5:14am. The 12-lb dog found the gate left open by my Beloved hubs and sprinted across the neighborhood, howling like a high-pitched coon dog. He quickly returned when he heard the tone in my voice (and the fact that my quest to never-ever cuss was temporarily abandoned. Don’t worry. It was only one word. I repented.)

Then Tiny Human was squeaking for breakfast and I tripped over the dog as I scramble to appease her.  I was flustered, already sweating and begging God for a reset button.

We had been awake for 14 minutes. [Read more...]

Peace by Piece

You might have noticed that in this current season,  Wednesdays are my days to work toward some super-awesome God-sized dreams. So here is a blast from the past straight from the archives. Enjoy, dear friends… and thanks for the grace. 

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Sometimes you have to be knocked down to get your balance. Or perhaps you need to be broken into pieces before you experience real peace.

I love it when God reveals concepts in a new and fresh way… which is exactly what happened to me last week.

My emotions, fears, hopes, feelings have been all over the board in the last couple of weeks. But during my quiet time last Thursday, God gave me a revelation that literally changed my life.

The amount of peace in your life is directly proportionate to the extent in which you trust God. [Read more...]

Practicing What we Preach: Love

Love is crazy.

And not just the heart-beating-face-flushing-he-is-so-dreamy kind of love.

Jesus love. Yeah. It’s crazy.

Crazy Awesome. 

Think about it. God loves us in spite of ourselves. He loves us through our sins, our failures, when we see something shiny and lose focus on Him.

Considering how much I sin (uh, daily) that is pretty dang crazy.

But yet, He continues to love. And he calls us to do the same.  [Read more...]

Everyday Miracles (#EverydayJesus LinkUp)

Miracles

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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Have you ever witnessed a miracle?

Think really, really hard.

Hopefully you said, “Absolutely.”

If not, keep reading. (If so, keep reading anyways.)

Our thought process surrounding “miracle” makes us think that miracles have to be big. You know, like profound-went-down-in-Biblical-history sized miracles. [Read more...]

Dive In & Just Keep Swimming

You might have noticed that in this current season,  Wednesdays are my days to work toward some super-awesome God-sized dreams. So here is a blast from the past straight from the archives. Enjoy, dear friends… and thanks for the grace. 

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My heart was pounding. The sun was beating down on the back of my neck. My little feet left wet footprints on the warm concrete. I shivered… from the gentle Kansas breeze or nerves, I couldn’t tell. I approached my target. Breath. Step. Breath. Step. Breath. Step.

The higher I climbed, the harder my heart pounded. I reached the top and peered down to the deep blue water. My Mama was looking up at me, her hands shielding her eyes from the sun, watching my every move. I inched slowly to the end of the board. Then I turned around, heading back towards the ladder. [Read more...]

Fall Adventure List (With Printable)

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Take a deep breath in through the nose.

That’s right, a good, wholesome whiff.

Do you smell that? IT’S FALL!

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Practicing What We Preach: Do Not Judge

Sometimes I really surprise myself… and not in a good way.

I am a Christian, have been for several years, writing about Jesus, walking with Jesus, working for Jesus…

But I still struggle not to judge like Jesus tells me to.

It’s disgusting, but as we work through this “Practicing what we Preach” series, authenticity is the only way to go about it.

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When the Burden Gets Too Heavy (#EverydayJesus Linkup)

Burden

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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I have always prided myself in being strong.

Not only physically and emotionally, but now as I walk with Jesus, also spiritually. But sometimes the burdens of this life just become too much.

It comes in spurts. Someone gets sick. An unexpected bill shows up. Schedules change. Plans get derailed. More and more yucky stuff of this world shows up in our own lives (and even as prayer requests.)

Sometimes it is enough not to just break our back from trying to carry it all, but also it breaks our heart from our attempts to bear it alone.

That is why God gave us Jesus in our everyday. [Read more...]

Worth Waiting For

You might have noticed that in this current season,  Wednesdays are my days to work toward some super-awesome God-sized dreams. So here is a blast from the past straight from the archives. Enjoy, dear friends… and thanks for the grace. 

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Waiting. UG. It ranks right up there with “Going to the Dentist” and “Cleaning the Bathroom” on my list of Fun Things to Do. But waiting is SUCH a big part of our world, whether you are waiting for them to call your number at the DMV or waiting for God to give you an answer on what you are supposed to do. [Read more...]

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Series Intro: Practicing what we Preach

Practice Preach

It is SO easy to talk the talk.

Believe me, I know. I am an auctioneer, an extrovert AND a Christian.

Talking is totally my jam.

But the challenge comes when we are called not to talk the talk but also walk the walk.

The inability to do just that is one of the main reasons why people shy away from “religion,” or specifically Christianity.

From my experience, many nonbelievers are nonbelievers because they feel like the “church” is filled with hypocrites.

And do you know what? They are right. [Read more...]