The Fight For Radiance

The Fight for Radiance: Day 4

The Fight for Radiance Day 4: Radiance requires a fight What has happened to all of your joy? If you could have torn out your own eyes and given them to me, you would have. I can give witness to that. (Galations 4:15 NIRV) Have you even been in a
Posted  on March 1, 2016 0
The Fight For Radiance

The Fight for Radiance: Day 3

Day 3: God’s Desire for Joy in the Fight for Radiance   Although God is not as concerned about your physical beauty as you probably are—He is all about your radiance, reflecting your joy in Him. In fact, joy is such a consistent theme of Christianity, we find it across 40
Posted  on February 16, 2016 0
Capturing the hearts of boys
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Capturing the Hearts of My Boys Through Their Stomachs

Today’s Favorite Pin Friday is for anyone like me trying to find ways to create an emotional attachment with boys. I must admit, I started a little behind and under-prepared, but it’s not as complicated as the drama I’ve found in an seventh grade girl’s locker room. Capturing the hearts
Posted  on February 12, 2016 3
The Fight For Radiance

The Fight for Radiance Day 2

Day 2: Do I Need to be Happy all the Time to be Radiant?   Does the Biblical description of radiance – “to beam with joy” mean we are all supposed to be upbeat and backslapping happy all the time? Must we smile continually? Must our proverbial glasses always be full?
Posted  on February 11, 2016 0
The Fight For Radiance

The Fight for Radiance Day 1

The Fight For Radiance Can I be Radiant Looking Like This?   The Fight: Wouldn’t you like to look in the mirror each day and find a reflection that is becoming more and more attractive? And it be yours? Millions of us deplete our fortunes to cover flaws and attempt
Posted  on February 5, 2016 4
Waiting Well

Waiting Well: Day 3

Bible References: 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Jeremiah 29:11; Philippians 1:6; 1 Corinthians 1:8; 2 Timothy 1:12 When you and I find ourselves staying in the same place until an expected event happens, or until someone arrives, or until it is our turn…we may be in for the spiritual battle of our lives. Because we really don’t
Posted  on October 28, 2015 4
Waiting Well

Waiting Well: Day 2

Bible Reference: 1 Samuel 1:12-28 A few years ago our family took a road trip across the Midwest. To save time, we drove through fast food restaurants and ate while continuing on the journey. One particular occasion we drove into the line where we waited our turn to order. Within moments,
Posted  on October 26, 2015 2
Waiting Well

Waiting Well: Day 1

Bible References: Psalm 27:7-14; 1 Samuel 1:1-11. You and I do not like to wait! In fact, recently I found myself waiting behind an irate woman upset because she was asked to wait six minutes for her French fries to cook. The audacity! She determined this injustice was personal and verbally abused
Posted  on October 21, 2015 0
Life Principles for Living Out the Greatest Commandment

Day 10: He Waits for You

Bible Readings for Day 10: He Waits for You–Psalm 27:8; 42:1; Nehemiah 1:1-10; 2:1-5; Acts 9:1-8. The King waits for you. He holds His plans for you in His hands. He tenderly speaks to you, but He will not push you out of complacency. Your God, the lover of your
Posted  on July 16, 2015 0
Life Principles for Living Out the Greatest Commandment

Day 9: Dream Big Expectant Dreams

Bible Readings for Day 9: Dream Big Expectant Dreams–Genesis 18:14; Amos 7:14-15; Matthew 14:15-16; Mark 9:22-23; Ephesians 2:10. Along this journey of seeking what it looks like to love God with my entire mind, there is one lesson I need continuously drilled into my hard head. As you read through
Posted  on July 15, 2015 0
Life Principles for Living Out the Greatest Commandment

Day 8: Take One More Step

Bible Readings for Day 8: Take One More Step–1 Kings 18-19. Sometimes loving God with all our strength simply means that we take one more step. When our strength is gone, one more step can seem insurmountable. When we have walked as far as we can, one more step is
Posted  on July 15, 2015 0
Life Principles for Living Out the Greatest Commandment

Day 7: Faithfulness in the Small Things

  Bible Readings for Day 7: Faithfulness in the Small Things–Exodus 13:17-18; John 12:49-50; 14:15; 30-31; 15:9-10; Philippians 2:5-8. If we were to take our cues from Scripture, focusing on the relationship between the Father and the Son, we could make the case that God receives love through obedience. Succinctly
Posted  on July 15, 2015 0