You Must Know . . .


You Must Know . . . Your destiny is greater than your current mistakes, present chaotic mess, or habitual sin.  God’s love reaches down into the deepest part of your heart and pulls out the jewel of a person He has created you to be.  When a person doesn’t believe they are worthy of love they…

I Don’t Want It Any More . . . .


“Forgiveness is beautiful. Giving up the right to hold onto something that was a wrong . . . allowing yourself to let it all go . . . Forgiveness is a breath of fresh air, a new life, a new mind, a new heart. Forgiveness opens the door for God’s love to consume, healing to…

Walking the Tightrope . . . .


~ Keeping the Balance In Our Lives ~ Why do we fear saying no?  Is our life balanced?  Using a fear meter versus a peace meter one might have the chance for survival within the walls of our relationships, our careers, and our church activities. Have you ever wondered “Why do I feel guilty when…

The War on Family . . .


A war rages from centuries past, against the value of marriage and family.  This war is in our midst every day, right in front of our eyes . . . In a garden, inhabited by one-man one woman, it began. When the enemy of our souls turned husband and wife against one another with his…

Conflict ~ LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 ~ Day 15/365, Week 2/52


Conflict?  Who are you continually fighting with? Yesterday, we talked about conflict and how it is good for us whether we are up for it or not.  Whether we have the strength or not, God will use conflict in our lives to push us towards a growth spurt.  He will use conflict to bring out…

Power ~ LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 ~ Day 14/365, Week 2/52


Who has power over you? If you allow someone to control you through your past, secrets, offenses, anger, resentment, un-forgiveness, etc., you have given them the power over you and your purpose for your life. These are types of people who will drain you, suck the life out of you, disrespect your boundaries and smile…

When not writing . . .


Many wonder what I do when I am not writing, free-lance editing, being a wife, a full-time mom, running our business, teaching art and dance conferences, obtaining my degree, speaking, coaching, or counseling.  Well, on the side when all my Matter Hatter Days slow down and I have time for a great cup of hot…

Endurance is trusting . . .


The air was dark and damp, perspiration slipped from my brow as I found myself in a dark room, without an exit, with freezing temperatures.  Contrary to these conditions, my body was burning . . . my heart was racing.  Fear was present; its dominance echoed within the walls as the realization of no escape…

True Freedom


Brake 5 Ladies –  I want to introduce you to a dear friend and an amazing woman of God whose testimony I believe will change your life.  I encourage you to read Karen Wilson’s bio, testimony, and encouraging word.  In addition, if you would like to purchase Karen’s book True Freedom please click here:  https://www.createspace.com/3598779 …

Our Future Lies Before Us


“For change to happen, a step towards making the ‘right’ choice ~ a choice that is out of character ~ a choice that is not of habit ~ a choice that might make others frown ~ has to be made in order for a shift to begin.  If you never take that step NOTHING will…

The Tug of War with Inner Self . . .


“Cause me to hear Your loving-kindness in the morning, for on You do I lean and in You do I trust.  Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my inner self to You.” ~ Psalm 143:8  Inner Self – soul, mind, emotions – the makeup of the wholeness of…

What’s Stealing Your Joy?


Ever go dress shopping with a set mind of what you are looking for, but when you get there can not find that ‘perfect’ dress? Ever have to talk yourself into going shopping because you either hate shopping (like me) or dread the reminder that your body is not as perfect as you might want…

Ugh! Closet Cleaning Time !!!


Make sure to place your entry in our Spring Contest – Messiest Closet Contest! Guidelines and Deadline info to the right of the screen. It is closet cleaning week for me. I know, I know, ugh! I am one of those procrastinators, who when it comes to opening that door of the small dark hole at the end of…

A Place of Faith . . .


“God always has another perspective of your circumstance that will position you to overcome.”  Discover Faith sometimes is not going to be a “feel like” moment. Sometimes it won’t be a joyful, hopeful moment. Sometimes faith calls for an act of determination, a chin set square, a face set like flint and eyes that speak…