Remembering

  Happy December 1st! I can’t believe it is already here. Today I wanted to share the first devotion from my new book Total Christmas Makeover to help us remember why we will spend this month – shopping, baking, decorating, attending parties, and adding so many items to already overflowing to-do lists. Our heart is to remember Christ. God stepped out of eternity and into time so that He might redeem us. He freed us through the sacrifice of His Son. Enjoy day one of 31 devotions to celebrate with purpose. I hope you’ll find the book a helpful tool in keeping Christ at the center of your Christmas this …

Tangible Reminders

Obedience isn’t my favorite subject.  When I wrote the outline for my Numbers Bible study last year, I looked forward to talking about contentment in times of deliverance or preparation. After reading through the wilderness account several times, I couldn’t miss the resounding truths revealing that discontent is often coupled with disobedience. God longs for His people to obey Him. Jesus said in John 14:15,  “If you love me, obey my commandments.” He said the outflow of our love would be obedience. He asks us to obey because like a good parent, He knows what is good for us and what isn’t. He created us to walk in close relationship …

Strong arms

I remember finally getting pregnant after a miscarriage and almost two years of infertility. I even got an extra blessing when I found out we were having twins ten days before they were born. Another time one of my daughters was very sick as a five-year-old and almost died. God was so fully present with me during that time, and His Word was truly alive and active during our fifteen-day hospital stay. More recently I’ve seen God part the waters in helping us walk through my teen daughters’ alopecia, providing for my son’s college, and giving this shy girl the confidence to speak in front of crowds. We must remember …