When God Throws You Out of Nest

God pushing me out of the nest

This morning as I was reading my devotion out of my Mom’s Streams in the Dessert I couldn’t help but think of ALL the times the Lord threw me out of the nest…yet He ALWAYS caught me right before I landed face-first on the concrete.  Today’s Scripture: Deuteronomy 32:10-12 He found him in a desert […]

Don’t Discount How Far You Have Come

Don't discount how far you have come

When was the last time you wrote down everything you have accomplished within the last 6 months to a year? I know that 2020 is just a couple weeks away and while everyone has Christmas and New Years on their minds you know the posts are going to start about goals and resolutions.  But I […]

The Motherhood of the Inside Out Pants

Motherhood of the inside out pants

I can’t believe it has taken me this long to let it go. All these years I have allowed it to consume me, anger me, frustrate me and literally brought me to tears. Yes, even tears! I use to love washing the dark clothes being that it consisted mostly of jeans which are so easy […]

An open letter to my sister Angela

To my sister Angela, For months now my heart has been so heavy for you. It’s almost like The Lord has allowed me to feel your past regrets, your pain, your insecurities, your hurts, your wounds, your anger, your frustration, your shame and guilt, all your doubts, fears and unbelief that you struggle with. That […]

Focus on your blessings not your problems

I remembered my songs in the night. ~ Psalm 77:66 When reading this devotion I was led to read Psalm 77 in its entirety and it really hit home to me. I need to focus on my blessings and not my problems. Focus on the one, Yahweh, that has the answers and don’t focus on […]

Best Selling Books on Coping with Death and Grief

Let’s face it…one of our biggest fears is the death of a loved one and having to go on without them. The grief can be sometimes unbearable and doesn’t end quick enough. I know this grief all to well because I lost my Mom to cancer on August 13, 2006 and my brother to cancer […]

Rekindling Childlike Wonder

GUEST POST: Since Thanksgiving and continuing into the month of December, my husband Gary and I have been enjoying watching Christmas-themed movies and other programs.  One of our seasonal favorites is “Elf“, starring Will Ferrell.   If any actor or actress captured the essence of being filled with silliness and a sense of child-like wonder, […]

God sees every tear we cry

Have you ever wondered if God sees every tear you cry and if so what does he do with those tears? You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. ~ Psalm 56:8 My mom use to tell me all the time […]

I’m Thankful for one more day!

You can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back ― Mitch Albom, For One More Day When you lose someone close to you to death it does something to you. It makes you appreciate life that much more. So on this 6th day of #30DaysofPraise I […]

I’m Thankful for my friends

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime On Day 2 of #30DaysofPraise I am most thankful for the friends God has strategically placed in my life for these past 40 years (still can’t believe I’m writing that number lol). Looking back over the years I can see how each friend contributed to my […]