As I am on my journey of self discovery (finally at lmost 50) I am learning how much I base my value on what I do.  It is hard for me to comprehend someone loving me just for me.  I feel like I have to do something to earn love and when I translate that to my Christian faith I always feel like a failure.  I am coming to understand more and more that God’s love is UNCONDITIONAL.   That means I do not earn it.  My head has always known this but I have not really lived that way.  Devotions, prayer,...

Leading Ladies

Leading Ladies girl speaking
I have been struggling with how to write this blog for a while now.  I want you to know that I have nothing against women in leadership, women pastor’s and women teaching men.  However, I do have something against some of the attitudes our women leaders have.  As I have studied the bible and looked at women leaders there, they never demanded followers.  They did not expect respect as a leader because they were a woman.  They just did what God asked them to do and people took notice.  Deborah was...

Purpose – What was God thinking?

Definition of purpose
In July 1992, I was nine months pregnant with our first son, my husband was graduating from college and we had our first call to a church.  My life was going just as expected.  Ever notice when you feel that way, God has a way of saying “I’m the one in charge, not you?” Well, two weeks before our son was born and we were to move to our new church, we got a call “The church is closed.  You are still welcome to come and help in a restart but there is no longer a congregation here.”  WOW!  I was a...

Path – Who are you walking with?

Definition of path
I have heard so many sermons about choosing the right path, leading others to the right path, how to get back on the right path but this week during prayer at a church we were visiting I distinctly heard God ask me another question I had not thought about before. “Are you willing to walk with someone on their path to Me instead of just showing them the path to Me?” I have learned a lot about evangelism and have talked with people about my faith and how they can take steps to be closer to God...