Overcome Failure: Get Back on Your Feet (A Review of Ifeoma Samuel’s new release)

Keep reading to find out how you can go into the draw to win a book today!! Two copies are being given away!! I “met” Ifeoma Samuel when I first started blogging, when she took the time and effort to encourage me, by visiting and commenting on some of my very first blog posts last… More Overcome Failure: Get Back on Your Feet (A Review of Ifeoma Samuel’s new release)

The Happiness Dare: Opening Our Eyes and Palms to God’s Beautiful Gift

For the past few weeks, I’ve had the joy of being part of Jennifer Dukes Lee‘s Launch Team for her new book, The Happiness Dare, which is being released today. This book has been quite the journey and one I’d like to share with you to encourage you to take the plunge as well and… More The Happiness Dare: Opening Our Eyes and Palms to God’s Beautiful Gift

Breaking Light: Pursuing Happiness and Community through the Pain

This is the 12th post in Wendy’s and Anna’s Breaking Light blog sharing project. We have discovered so much hope, comfort and joy in meeting the people God has placed on our paths. God has been growing us and opening our eyes to more and more of His goodness in the land of the living. Today, we are… More Breaking Light: Pursuing Happiness and Community through the Pain

Build

This morning I headed over to Kate’s without the intention of writing anything, yet again. I’ve been exhausted. Wendy and I have been interviewing people for the past six weeks for our series Breaking Light. It has been such a privilege to do so, with such beautiful gifts extended to us in the most amazing… More Build

Breaking Light: Brotherhood and a Shepherd’s Song of Delight

This is the 11th post in Wendy’s and Anna’s Breaking Light blog sharing project.  We have discovered so many bright places in meeting the people God has placed into our paths.  God has grown us and opened our eyes to the hearts and minds of people He dearly loves. We are privileged to introduce Doug Iverson, a man… More Breaking Light: Brotherhood and a Shepherd’s Song of Delight

Jesus through the Eyes of Children: A Review of Jennifer Moye’s A Gospel Christmas

Reblogging this today to announce the release of Jen’s beautiful book on Amazon. If you have kids, grandkids or friends with kids, I can really recommend this Scripture-saturated, inspiring and encouraging book. Today, I’d like to share about a book I have been given the wonderful pleasure of helping to launch. It will be released… More Jesus through the Eyes of Children: A Review of Jennifer Moye’s A Gospel Christmas

Defining Happiness

The last few weeks, I’ve been digging into Jennifer Dukes Lee’s soon to be released The Happiness Dare. Jennifer’s last book, Love Idol, was life-changing for me. So, even though this new book of hers frightened me, I took on the challenge and joined her Launch Team, trusting that the LORD would again bless me… More Defining Happiness

Breaking Light: The Reflection of an Unveiled Face

This post is linked up to Carolina’s #OpenMicMonday: This is the eighth post in Anna and Wendy’s joint blog project, Breaking Light. It has been an amazing month of overwhelming light shining from the vessels of God’s lovely people. Today’s post is a bit different. Unusual in that Wendy shares the light of someone who… More Breaking Light: The Reflection of an Unveiled Face

Shattered Perfection an Invitation to be Held

This past week, I’ve been participating in my friend Jen’s online Bible study, reading through Amy Carroll’s Breaking Up With Perfect. We were given homework, including picking one challenge from the book. I chose: “Make a list of the events in your life that have shattered your picture of Perfect. Beside each, write something good… More Shattered Perfection an Invitation to be Held

To Lose is …

Luke 14: 25-27 (MSG) One day when large groups of people were walking along with him, Jesus turned and told them, “Anyone who comes to me but refuses to let go of father, mother, spouse, children, brothers, sisters—yes, even one’s own self!—can’t be my disciple. Anyone who won’t shoulder his own cross and follow behind me… More To Lose is …

Breaking Light: Worthy to Receive His Love

The winner of last week’s draw for Jennifer Moye’s (last Tuesday’s guest) soon-to-be-released book A Gospel Christmas is … Rebecca Lynn (http://www.rebeccalynndevotions.com), who commented on Anna’s blog.  Anna will be in touch with you on the details of your gift.  Thanks you for visiting and commenting on Anna’s post. This is our 5th post in the… More Breaking Light: Worthy to Receive His Love

When God Kisses Wounds

Such a beautifully encouraging post by a fellow Christian blogger. May it bless you also: It was like every other day since I was infected. Always crying “Unclean! Unclean!” took a toll…on the soul as well as the throat. I don’t know how I contracted it but I did… Source: When God Kisses Wounds

Breaking Light: Jesus Wept

This is the third post in the series Breaking Light: God’s Treasure in Vessels of Clay. Wendy and Anna are hosting Breaking Light throughout June and July, every Tuesday and Friday. The winner of last week’s book prize for commenting on last week’s posts (here and at Wendy‘s) is Heather who blogs at: https://mommyofse7en.wordpress.com/. Congratulations, Heather! Wendy… More Breaking Light: Jesus Wept

Haven

This post was written for Kate’s Five Minute Friday prompt: Haven Hosea 2: 14 (NIV) “Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her. A few days ago a dear friend of mine mentioned this Scripture and I’ve found my heart returning to it… More Haven

Breaking Light: Under the Shadow of His Wings

This is the second post from Wendy and Anna’s joint blog series Breaking Light. Today’s post is a conversation between Wendy and Anna about their experiences of God’s breaking light through the darkness of cancer, fear and great loss. Wendy has also shared this post here on her blog – Breaking Light: Under the Shadow… More Breaking Light: Under the Shadow of His Wings

Unspoken Heart

Yesterday, as I sat praying for a dear friend, the words “unspoken heart” came to mind. After sharing them with her, I’ve been reflecting upon their significance in my own journey. Before turning my heart back to God two years ago, my heart had remained largely unspoken, shut tight, for twenty years. A wall had… More Unspoken Heart

He is Holding You

For all those who are grieving, despairing and fearful right now…something I wrote last year, full of God’s wonderful Word of Truth: A Journey Back Home   (Psalm 23, 62, 63, 94; Philippians 4: 7, John 6: 35-40; Zephaniah 3: 17; Jeremiah 31 : 3, John 15: 4-5 – The Message)   A little girl,… More He is Holding You

Expect Unique Gifts

This post has been written for Kate’s #FiveMinuteFriday prompt: expect Ephesians 4: 7 – 16 (The Message) 7-13 But that doesn’t mean you should all look and speak and act the same. Out of the generosity of Christ, each of us is given his own gift. The text for this is, He climbed the high mountain,… More Expect Unique Gifts

The (Un)Truth of Fear

This post is linked up to Carolina’s OpenMicMonday and Jennifer’s #TellHisStory: I’ve always referred to myself as a quiet person. But I’m realizing there’s a difference between being quiet and choosing quietness to avoid facing that which terrifies me. In retreating from Facebook for a short break, after having had my eyes opened to its eating… More The (Un)Truth of Fear

What I Wish Christians Knew About Caregiver PTSD: One Woman’s Journey through Caregiver PTSD

This post is linked up to Holly’s #TestimonyTuesday: Today, I’m guest posting on Anita and Carol’s blog, Blessed (but Stressed). They write to know that they are not alone- they hope you find that YOU are not alone, either.  The caregiver’s journey often seems interminable, lonely and uncontrollable.  There IS hope. Join them as they share… More What I Wish Christians Knew About Caregiver PTSD: One Woman’s Journey through Caregiver PTSD

Not One is Missing – The Beautiful Promise to All Aching Souls this Mother’s Day

This post was written for Kate’s #FiveMinuteFriday prompt “miss”: Isaiah 40: 26 (NIV) Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:     Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one     and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength,     not one of… More Not One is Missing – The Beautiful Promise to All Aching Souls this Mother’s Day

Transform Your Mind

This post is linked up to Jennifer’s Jesus and Coffee: Tomorrow, Tracy Wainwright is releasing a practical, empowering and inspiring book. As a member of her launch team, I’ve been given the privilege of reading A Transformed Mind in advance. Tracy is a child of God, wife, & mother first. Then come some other loves, including… More Transform Your Mind

Love Embraced: When Walls Need to Come Down (Guest Post: Joy Lenton)

This is the fifth of six planned guest posts by blogging friends of mine on Love Embraced: A Journey in and through Suffering, a book I will be releasing on Mother’s Day (8 May 2016). Each of the guest bloggers reflect on one quote from #LoveEmbraced that spoke to them the most. Today, we welcome Joy… More Love Embraced: When Walls Need to Come Down (Guest Post: Joy Lenton)

Love Embraced: Broken Bond (Guest Post Jennifer L. Lane)

This is the fourth of six planned guest posts by blogging friends of mine on Love Embraced: A Journey in and through Suffering, a book I will be releasing on Mother’s Day (8 May 2016). Each of the guest bloggers reflect on one quote from #LoveEmbraced that spoke to them the most. Today, we welcome Jennifer… More Love Embraced: Broken Bond (Guest Post Jennifer L. Lane)

United in Christ

This post was written for the #FiveMinuteFriday prompt Unite: John 10:10 NIV The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am someone who loves to think, dream analyse…to never stop exercising my mind. But while this can be… More United in Christ

Love Embraced: Our Constant and Unchanging God (Guest Post: Kristina Notestine)

This is the third of six planned guest posts by blogging friends of mine on Love Embraced: A Journey in and through Suffering, a book I will be releasing on Mother’s Day (8 May 2016). Each of the guest bloggers reflect on one quote from #LoveEmbraced that spoke to them the most. Today, Kristina Notestine… More Love Embraced: Our Constant and Unchanging God (Guest Post: Kristina Notestine)

Love Embraced: Resting in Childlike Joy (Guest Post: Jennifer Moye)

This is the second of six planned guest posts by blogging friends of mine on Love Embraced: A Journey in and through Suffering, a book I will be releasing on Mother’s Day (8 May 2016). Each of the guest bloggers reflect on one quote from #LoveEmbraced that spoke to them the most. Today, Jennifer Moye… More Love Embraced: Resting in Childlike Joy (Guest Post: Jennifer Moye)