What God Does With Your Sacrifice

 “The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart …” – Genesis 8:21 NIV I know what you’ve been doing. Day in and day out you do, and work, and serve, while trying to love others as Christ has loved you (John 15:12). And every morning you rise to share what you have […]

Give Yourself Some Grace–He Does!

“For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.” Romans 11:29   The other day I was like butter. Not the sappy, happy reference to butter; but the burning, splattering kind of butter. The kind when you have every intention of melting it slowly and uniformly in a microwave but you rush the job and it […]

When You Don’t Always Like What You See in the Mirror

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. – Proverbs 31:30 NIV I know sometimes you look in the mirror and don’t necessarily like what you see. My daughter wrote these words in my Mother’s Day card. A pang of shame and guilt rose in […]

Do You Feel Unworthy?

“By the grace of God, I am what I am.”  1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV Would it be a fair thing to say that at times you feel you would be the last person God would pick to do ANYTHING for His kingdom?   Can I be the first to raise my hand, saying yes to that […]

Why Motherhood Means More Than Mothering

Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” Psalm 31:27-28 NLT Motherhood matters. It’s not an earth-shattering thought or even a terribly original one. Of course it matters. We look upon the faces of our children (no matter how […]