One of the Biggest Mistakes in Life

How can our plans for tomorrow cause us to fail to do right today? Have you ever said… I’ll start exercising tomorrow? I’ll eat healthy tomorrow? I’ll save money on my next paycheck? I’ll be nicer tomorrow? I’ll tell the truth tomorrow? I’ll apologize tomorrow? I’ll be a witness tomorrow? I’ll tithe next Sunday? Oh…

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…

I’d Rather Be a Peacemaker

I love the book of Proverbs! It’s about wisdom (something I’m sure we could all admit that we want more of). In Chapter 15, Solomon contrast a gentle spirit to a contentious one. He speaks of the “grievous word” that stirs up anger (15:1), of the “perverseness” that breaks the spirit (15:4), and of the…

Me First!!

If you have more than one child, you inevitability have heard the exclamation “ME FIRST!” It’s our nature to think of ourselves first. Don’t believe me? Put two toddlers and one toy on the floor and watch the tug-of-war take place! Even with good parenting, as adults we are still stuck in the ME FIRST…

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…

COURAGEOUS WOMEN FELLOWSHIP – OCT. 15

Courageous Women’s Event at HOPE Baptist Church from 5PM-7PM. All ladies and teen girls are invited to attend. The event includes dinner and a special gift for everyone. This event is focused on helping all women live courageously. Knowing that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and of a…

How to Grow Old Gracefully 

You can’t remember where you put your keys or if you called someone back. Your pants don’t fit like they used to. You get tired in the middle of the day. And you seem to have a short fuse, even with the ones you love. You might be growing old…ungracefully.  So, how do we change?…

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,…

Fulfilling Your God-Given Purpose

I just finished reading The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines from the HGTV show Fixer Upper. I was inspired the miracles in their lives and encouraged by how they overcame so many obstacles as a couple. Their faith in God and willingness to support each other’s dreams honestly overwhelm me. As I sit…