Excuse Your Excuses

Our pastor is finishing up a life-changing series called “How to Deal with How You Feel.” In one of the sermons he explained, “When you make a way for excuses, you excuse your blessings.” Woa! That statement really spoke to me and challenged me to think about some areas where I was not seeing God’s victory in…

Time Does Not Heal All Wounds

“There is a well-treasured saying that even Christians take comfort from during times of duress and tragedy, “Time heals all wounds.”  May I just tell you loudly – I OBJECT!! Time has no inherent healing power. Only God has healing power! I know women who are just as bitter and angry today as they were…

Strong Women

In a recent series of sermons at our church, our Pastor said you should be growing up, and growing out of things. It’s so true! How silly would it look if a grown woman flung herself on the floor and had a temper tantrum in the middle of a store because she didn’t get what she wanted….

Sometimes Being Strong Hurts

It’s easy to be positive when things are going great but what a strong person it takes to stand immovable in your joy even in the midst of a sea of negativity. To choose to continue to be positive and to focus on the blessings you do have instead of what the storm raging around…

5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dad

  Oh man, this year will be 17 years since my dad has passed and this is still so hard to write. I didn’t have long with my dad on this earth but he was a very productive man so he taught me a lot in the 16 years I had with him. He taught…

“You Can Speak to the King or You Can Speak to the Fool”

“You can speak to the king or you can speak to the fool in someone” -Lisa Bevere Be careful who you speak to because that is who will answer. You can nag your husband, children, or anyone you have a relationship with about how they aren’t this or they aren’t that. Or you can speak…

It’s Not Your Past He’s After…

“The attacks on your life have more to do with who you might be in the future than who you have been in the past.” – Lisa Bevere I have a past–you have a past. Broken dreams, shattered hopes, failed attempts…Too many of us disqualify ourselves before we even start because of problems that seem…

Challenge Makes Change

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred DeVito Heading towards a challenge in life? Are you in the middle of a challenging season at this moment? Most of us are. However, the amazing thing about challenges is that it forces you to tap into your uncharted strength and releases potential that…