Category Archives: Developing Character

Lessons from Nimrod and Babel

Lessons from Nimrod and Babel

Digging deep into those four verses in Genesis 10 about Nimrod set the stage for the story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11.  But, so what.  What does understanding the culture and the people of those days mean for us today and how can we apply it to our lives here in 2015?… Continue Reading

The Gift of Peace

The Gift of Peace

I never in a million years thought the gift of peace and healing would come to me through a familiar old testament story, but as I read through the story of Joseph’s life, God touched me deep inside. All along, I have clung to the fact that God is sovereign and in control; that nothing… Continue Reading

A Grateful Heart

A Grateful Heart

By Google’s definition, grateful is feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; being thankful.  I’ve been thinking about this for the past few days.   Sarah is right- if you cultivate a grateful heart, you won’t fall into the trap of negativity. And it is something to cultivate indeed.  I have had to cultivate it… Continue Reading

Reflection

Reflection

Taking time for reflection is a good thing.  Achieving peaceful calm is not something that just happens.  Reflection has helped me to understand that all the layers involved with just one phrase revolve around one thing- my walk with the Lord.  There is the personal layer, the mother layer, the wife layer and the home… Continue Reading

A Quote From Josh Cox

I found this quote on my friends blog and I thought it was really good.  But this morning as I read through it again, the relevancy to my life is crazy.    A visit with my sister-in-laws left me reeling.  I love spending time with them- they are amazing women- but it becomes clear what I… Continue Reading

Trail Rides

God blew me away this weekend.  I am convinced that if you pay attention to the little things in life you will see Him moving and working in amazing ways. I have been feeling his provision, guidance and love but He gave me an amazing gift this weekend.  It is as if he’s been righting… Continue Reading

Love is Forgiving

Love is Forgiving

A few weeks ago I looked into the meaning of what love is from 1 Corinthians 13.  One attribute of love keeps coming back to me.   Love keeps no record of wrongs, or as I found, love is forgiving. As the past few weeks have unfolded, we have found ourselves in a bit of a… Continue Reading

Carrots, Eggs or Coffee?

Carrots, Eggs or Coffee?

I saw this on Facebook and love the truth of example here.  I hope this encourages you to weather life’s storms: A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted… Continue Reading

Managing Life

Another favorite book of mine is Life Management for Busy Women by Elizabeth George. In it she carves out 7 areas us women must manage if we are to be pleasing God as a godly woman and be successful at managing life.  I just finished re-reading it and have found it so helpful in my… Continue Reading