I grew up in a religious home, went to a religious college and am now trying to live my life not as a religious person but as a Christ Follower. I like many others struggle with faith and have doubts. I know God has a plan for me, sometimes I just wish he would show it me.

Sometimes its like a Foreign Language

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

BibleI have taken on the task of reading the Bible in a year. I am following a plan and have read a whopping 3% of the Bible. Of course I still have time, the year is just beginning. (more…)

Bible in a Year

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

BibleStudy“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalms 119-105 

I try hard to read my Bible everyday. Some days it is harder than other days. During the week I set my alarm for about 30 minutes earlier than I need to get up so that I can spend some time reading and praying before I start my day. (more…)

Everlasting Joy

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

c2But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:10-11

As humans it is so easy to find joy in many material things, especially during the holiday season. (more…)

Giving to Others

Friday, December 19th, 2014

givingFor I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’” Matthew 25:35-36

I love this passage. It is a constant reminder that we are not put on this earth to consume and be selfish but to give to others whenever we can.  I just have had such a burden to help those who are in need. (more…)

Why we don’t have an Elf…

Monday, December 15th, 2014

bible“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not by your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

Elf on a Shelf is one tradition that I am glad that we did not start in our family. I am all for Christmas fun but this tradition is one in which my family will not participate. (more…)


Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Peace“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”- John 14:27

I have noticed that the Christmas season can be very busy and anything but peaceful. I want my home to be a place of “peace”  especially during the Christmas Season. I want my family to slow down and focus and be peaceful during this busy time of the year. (more…)

Our Opening Ceremony…..

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

nativity1So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger- Luke 2:16

We have a tradition in our home that may be a little different than that of other families. The first decoration we put out each Christmas is our Nativity. David calls it our “Opening Ceremony” to the Christmas Season. (more…)

Thankfulness Day 26- God’s Word

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

truthWe must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.” ― John R.W. Stott

Today I am thankful for God’s Word. With all that is going on in our nation today and over the course of the past few days I can’t help but wonder if reactions would have been different if more people were seeking his truth, comfort, and guidance.  (more…)

Thankfulness Day 21- Salvation

Friday, November 21st, 2014

born_again “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” John 5:24

Today I am thankful for salvation. I am thankful that I have hope even when the world is full of hopelessness. I am thankful that in the storms of life I can feel his presence. (more…)

Thankfulness Day 17- Contentment

Monday, November 17th, 2014

autumn“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” Dale Carnegie

Today I am thankful for contentment. I am not a person that dwells on material possessions, or superstar status. I am generally contented with what I have and who I am.  (more…)