More Self-Control

Everything in me didn’t want to face today. I pulled the covers over my eyes but I knew I had to get up. Maybe not as early as I should have, but I did pull back the covers and faced all that was before me. My jaw clenched and I felt my hands form into… Continue reading More Self-Control

More Gentleness

“Needing a storm warning” “Spitfire” “Bulldozer” These are just a few of the affection comments I’ve gotten about my personality. Unfortunately, my approach has not always reflected the character of God as displayed to Elijah in 1 Kings 19:11-12. “‘Go out and stand before me on the mountain,’ the Lord told him. And as Elijah… Continue reading More Gentleness

More Faithfulness

Many years ago while I was married to my first husband, I went grocery shopping by myself. While exiting the store, a couple of strapping young men caught my eye. Lacking all subtly, I ogled them as I was taking my groceries to my vehicle. I was so distracted that I didn’t see the curb… Continue reading More Faithfulness

More Goodness

I’ve heard a lot of people say that despite the evil in the world that most people are good. I don’t believe that. I don’t believe there is a single person on this earth who has any inherit good in them. Not you, not me. We are selfish and evil beyond comprehension. This isn’t my… Continue reading More Goodness

More Kindness

I didn’t want to write a blogpost this week. I’m overwhelming tired. The bare minimum feels like it’s taking the utmost energy. Even so, work and home projects are at a place where the bare minimum isn’t an option. Yet no matter how hard we plug away at our to-do list, it seems to be… Continue reading More Kindness

More Patience

My dad always jokingly told me to never pray for patience. He’d laugh and say I’d be put in the most trying situations should I be praying for patience. I think he knew I’d struggle to handle it with grace as I easily became frustrated in slow traffic, projects that took longer than my allotted… Continue reading More Patience

More Peace

If there ever was an antonym to 2020, it would probably be peace. While we all went into the year excited, the hopes of the return of the glamorous roaring 20s were quickly dashed. First there was the threat of World War III and the Australian wildfires. Soon after, the corona virus pandemic took over.… Continue reading More Peace

More Joy

I always liked the idea of being a strong woman. Particularly in this day in age, it seems the epitome of the ultimate woman is a strong woman. Very few women I know have not bowed down at the altar of “strong womanhood.” I am included in this group. I chased after strength and independence… Continue reading More Joy

More Love

Have you ever died for someone because you love them so much? Clearly if you’re reading this, you haven’t ever died. So maybe a more accurate question would be, is there anyone you love so strongly that you would die in their place? Most would say they would do so for their spouse or kids… Continue reading More Love

Hungry for More

“You should come tonight! I wanna hear your thoughts on the Holy Spirit.” “Oh no,” I thought as I inwardly shuddered. I had teetered on whether or not to go to small group that evening and this text from a wife of one of the pastor’s at my church honestly didn’t encourage me to go.… Continue reading Hungry for More