Was I being like the disciples who were arguing over who was the greatest? As Jesus reminded them that the first would be last. Do I understand what my purpose is? Am I seeking the right things? Am I praying for God's will to be done? ... Or mine? Those are the questions that I [...]
Tonight is the night before Good Friday, and I have been doing a lot of thinking of what events that happened the night before Jesus died on the cross, especially in regards to what happens in the garden. Here my thoughts, on where I want to find myself tonight.
Any of you feel like you are fighting right now? What are you fighting? Name it... Here is what Charlie's distance learning taught me about making sure I am going to the right sources for truth, and what to do with the things we are fighting...
Each year on New Years Eve, Mike and I go to dinner, and discuss 4 things to pray for as a family, and individually through out the year. Then at the end of the year we reflect on how God has answered our prayers. Deciding on what to pray for in 2019 was hard. We [...]
What does it really mean to "be still, and know He is God"?
I used to think that the verse meant to spend time with God, read my Bible, and write in my prayer journal. And those are all good things, and I am not saying those things are not important, because they are vital! So, please keep reading your Bible, keep praying, keep finding those quiet times with God.
I want to take this a step further though, because lots of people read their Bible, pray, and don't really know God.
A couple weeks ago, Mike was trying to get Charlie to jump in a pool, but Charlie was scared to jump if his dad wasn’t holding his hand. As Charlie stood at the edge of the pool with his life vest on, Mike kept saying I am strong and courageous, I won't be afraid over [...]
Years ago, I was at a guard competition and as one of the guards put on a stellar show, I watched as their coach threw a stuffed bear in the air in utter joy for what she witnessed. That picture has stayed with me since, and reflects what happens in my heart when He surely is faithful to fulfill His promises.
Jess, my name is Jess. Over the years many people have called me Jen. I think it is because I have a close friend named Jen. Recently, my boss called me Jen like 5 times. It doesn't really bother me, because ultimately I know there is a God that knit me together in my mother's womb [...]
This past week has been a whirl wind. I was preparing for a work trip not only in the office, but also at home. It was a week of transitioning to Mike putting Olivia down for sleep, as I usually do it, Charlie getting diagnosed early last week with a "little cold" , and pretty [...]