Are You Set in Your Ways?

You have probably heard the saying, “He’s set in his ways,” meaning it is not likely he (or she) is going to change the way they act in certain instances. The “ways” are habits, attitudes, and responses that aren’t likely to change without a very powerful motivation or without some sort of an encounter with…

When We Wait Expectantly

Have you been praying for a breakthrough for quite sometime, but you seem to be stuck?  Is there something in your life that you desperately want to change? You want your marriage healed, a new job, a child, financial relief, peace, joy, forgiveness… but God just seems to be silent or absent. If we are…

Where the Mind Goes, the Man Follows

Over the years (and through the school of hard knocks) I have learned an invaluable lesson: whatever we focus on, we become. Wherever we put our energies or our attention, those things will develop. Another way I like to say it is, “Where the mind goes, the man follows!” Michael Jordon said it something like…

Determining Your Worth

Psalm 100:3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his… Many of us have struggled with feelings of low self-worth. It comes from a variety of experiences and reinforced beliefs throughout our lives. Whether we have been told that we were an unwanted mistake, or that we were fat…

Who Has The Reins?

Yesterday I wrote about how a sweet, calm temperament and a soft word spoken can help us avoid regrets and prevent strife in our lives. Without a doubt, this ability to control your words and tone comes only with wisdom and maturity. In the book of James chapter 3, he writes about the real difficulty…

There’s a Calling for Your Life

Years ago… like back in the early 90s, a lady I worked for had a license plate that said “luvnlife.” I wasn’t sure that was possible because life felt so hard. I was a lost young woman, struggling to survive, and just trying to find my way.  Now twenty-something years later, I can’t think of…

How I Knew It Was Time to Quit My Job

I have led a fortunate life. There is no doubt that God has provided in abundance. For the past twenty years I have worked alongside some of the brightest and best people. I have been mentored by people who cared deeply for my success and as a result, I have gotten  good at my job,…

We All Face Battles

I spoke at the ONE Baptist Church Ladies Conference on May 7, 2017 and this is the audio file of that message. If you have a battle in your life today or have faced battles in the past, whether it is was within your marriage, raising your children, struggling through illness, financial difficulties, or life in…

I’ve Seen This Movie Before

(Trude, the title is for you… wink wink.) We’ve all seen those movies where the outcome is inevitable. The storyline builds and things might seem so bad that it would take a miracle to turn things around, and then suddenly the game changer happens! Somehow the hero escapes, love prevails, bad is made good, the…