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Awaken Our Hearts

Are You Living Off Borrowed Faith?

I sensed something weighing on my friend's mind as we sat talking for nearly two hours, our coffee running out long before our conversation. "I feel like I’m living off of borrowed faith,” she confessed. Intently gazing into the empty cup before her, she anxiously waited for me to respond. “Yes. I know what you… Continue reading Are You Living Off Borrowed Faith?

Equip our Minds, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

The Devil is in The Details

To quote A. W. Tozer, “The best way to keep the enemy out is to keep Christ in. The sheep need not be terrified by the wolf; they have but to stay close to the Shepherd. It is not the praying sheep Satan fears but the presence of the Shepherd.” By the power of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, ceaseless prayer and constant abiding in Christ we can fend off the evil one’s attacks.

Awaken Our Hearts, Identity in Christ

Where is my Happily Ever After? Part 2

Over the last couple of weeks, the Holy Spirit has led me to put aside many responsibilities that do not include my family, especially my husband, which is one of the hardest things for me to do. I am of the mindset that my husband is a grown man who doesn’t really need me, but will always be there should I ever need him. Besides, I have other things to do.

Awaken Our Hearts, Missional Motherhood

Sometimes, we just need a little Grace

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.   Hebrews 4:16 “Momma, today I am going to give you a little grace,” announced my carefree, rapidly approaching  five-year-old.  She was painting a rainbow, too consumed by… Continue reading Sometimes, we just need a little Grace

Awaken Our Hearts

If I Am honest: Ten Lies that Keep us in the Shadows

“I’ve wanted to tell you this -- honestly,  I can’t remember the last time I read my Bible, and I forgot to pray for my child on the first day of school, like it never even crossed my mind.  Now you must think I am a really bad Christian,” a friend confessed. Quite the opposite,… Continue reading If I Am honest: Ten Lies that Keep us in the Shadows

Awaken Our Hearts

The Weight of Worthlessness

Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So, they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab        and stayed there.                                                                                                                                         Joshua 2:1 7:55 a.m.:    Already?  Great, I must have slept through my alarm.  Again.  That makes two straight weeks  of… Continue reading The Weight of Worthlessness

Awaken Our Hearts, Fulfill our Calling

Selfless? I don’t think that’s me.

Confession:  staying at home everyday with my children, aka “motherhood,” is difficult for me.  Oh, my --  did I really just type that for everyone to read?   Truth is, my OCD nature clashes with an unstructured, que sera, sera lifestyle, which varies daily, based on the needs and demands of the small humans in… Continue reading Selfless? I don’t think that’s me.

Missional Motherhood

Attitude is Everything

While I was growing up, my parents constantly reminded me to remember my manners and to mind my attitude.  Attitude. See, I’ve been “attitude - challenged” since an early age. When things go MY way I am as happy as a clam, but when things go differently or someone steps in my way, I get… Continue reading Attitude is Everything