Take a few seconds and think about all that happened yesterday. Take a few more seconds and think about all that happened this past week. Take a few seconds and think about all that has happened in the past year. Are you done? Did a lot come to your mind? How much of it was… Continue reading The Thought Train
Immediately concluding that sentence would be where the typical eye-roll would take place. And you know what? I wouldn’t blame them a bit. I had to roll my eyes at myself as well. How many times, Debbie? How many promises? How many excuses and trials of life need to pass before you stick to it?… Continue reading How Many Times?
It can be really hard to push forward, when you feel you are constantly being shoved back. When every turn feels like a constant battle, and every decision turns into a mountain of headaches. We have all heard the saying that after your hardest times will come your biggest blessings. But in the middle of… Continue reading Big Things
I struggle with "all-or-nothing" syndrome. I see other people working out five days a week, so I feel I need to work out that much to be good enough. I see other people eating Paleo, vegan, or healthy 5 to 7 days a week, so I feel I have to eat healthy just as often… Continue reading Make Peace With The Old, Start Loving The New
It happened…again. I planned to get up early and spend time with Jesus; just the quiet, dark, devotionals and my thoughts. Why does it always happen that when I plan to spend this precious time with my Savior, something always seems to interfere and obstruct my efforts? I know, the easy answer is the enemy.… Continue reading Small Sacrifices Create Mighty Moments
Recently (very recently) I was in an incredibly difficult situation in which the enemy could have easily gained a foothold. The enemy knows our weaknesses; he knows what will crush us and make us drop to our knees. He studies us and makes his mark by capitalizing on those areas in which we struggle the… Continue reading Handing It Over Through Scripture Repetition
Are you going through a storm or trial in your life right now? In some way or another I believe most of us are. How are you handling it? What is working its way through the cracks in your heart and soul? You can only react one of two ways--of the world or of Jesus.… Continue reading Who Do Others See In You?
Feeding The Mind Feeds The Soul We all know that knowledge is power. BUT, the type of knowledge we feed ourselves determines the power we are letting into our lives. Are we searching for knowledge that comes from other people? From the media? From unreliable sources? Or are we turning to the Word of God… Continue reading Feeding The Mind Feeds The Soul
Fresh, new, positive and full of hope…that is the attitude a new year seems to bring. As I look around and listen at my workplace, at my church, in my home and just everywhere I go: I am noticing that people just seem optimistic and excited about life. Negativity seems to have disappeared, and that… Continue reading New Year, New Me!
We have reached the third step in our four-part series of Falling Back! I must apologize for this article being late (and do a little God-bragging here for just a second). I have been out of town for an extended period of time and attended the YouLead Training conference for ministry leaders, and the Living… Continue reading Falling Back—Into Recovering Yourself