Are You Concerned that Your Life is Out of Balance?

Do you ever get the feeling that your life might be out of balance; that one area of your life is taking over all of your time? Or maybe you have had the thought, What happened to the time? I totally meant to _______ this year. (You fill in the blank.) 

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Are You Tired of Drifting Through Life?

 

Have you ever had a moment when you realized that you had drifted to a place in life with little awareness of how you got there? Or maybe you are like me in questioning if you have fulfilled all that God put you on Earth to do? Continue reading

What Do Your Beliefs Have to Do With Emotions?

Have you ever considered the connection between your beliefs and your emotions? Recently I had a week where my emotions were all over the place. Some emotions I was expecting as a direct result of some actions, but other emotions blind-sided me.

I was trying my hand at something new and I discovered some anxiety. I just pushed through knowing that some belief was driving that anxious feeling. There was no time to stop and analyze. My goal was to do a short Facebook Live for work. Continue reading

Are Grateful and Thankful the Same Thing?

Do you think that gratitude and thankfulness are the same thing?  I know that I for one probably use grateful and thankful interchangeably without even thinking about it. Writing today’s post caused me to ponder if they really are synonyms. Continue reading

Do You Need to Ask for Forgiveness Every Time You Sin?

As a believer in Jesus Christ, do you think that forgiveness is a done deal or is it progressive? Have you found yourself saying, “Lord, I am so sorry. Please forgive me for _____.” It does sound right and spiritual to do this. As a matter of fact when The Holy Spirit is convicting me of sin, many times it is my default to pray this way because I grew up under the teaching that we need to ask for forgiveness whenever we sin.  Continue reading

How to Celebrate the Gain, Not the Gap

 

Do you ever find yourself focusing on what you haven’t accomplished, sometimes referred to as “the gap”? What if instead you focused on celebrating the gain?  Continue reading

What Does Delight Yourself in the Lord Really Mean?

Have you ever studied the meaning behind the Hebrew or Greek words in the Bible? I am no scholar of languages but I do enjoy learning the original intent of words. It has been years since a friend shared about the word delight in Psalm 37:4. It stuck with me because it caused an entire paradigm shift in my thinking.

“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

I had always thought this verse meant to keep God first and worship Him and He will give you what you want. She shared that she had learned the word “delight” in this passage actually means to be moldable or pliable.  Continue reading

How to Handle Life When It’s “Too Much”

Do you ever find yourself in a place where life is just “TOO MUCH” to handle? You think if one more thing gets dumped on your plate you are going to shatter into a million pieces or you might explode like Mount Vesuvius. Perhaps you have been faced with a Goliath of a problem and you don’t see any solution in sight.  Continue reading

It’s Never too Late to Jump-Start Your Goals

Did you set some pretty lofty goals at the beginning of the year? We are now coming into the home stretch with the 4th quarter.  True confession – in years past I wouldn’t even be thinking about my goals in October because I would have given up on them many months before. I would be waiting around for January to try again.

Something has shifted in me this year.  I seem to have found a renewed vigor for my goals.

If you have been following me for a few months, you’ll know that I just launched pursueabundantlife.com in April 2018. It has been a burning desire for a few years to do this, but I kept letting fears get in the way.   Continue reading

What is the Role of a Believer Living in Grace?

I remember when I first began learning about God’s grace. It was such a defining moment for me that I can still picture the room of the church. When the deacon told us that we were seated in the heavenly places according to Ephesians 2:6, I remember thinking that was an outlandish statement. 

“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,” (Ephesians 2:6)

While I was gasping at the thought that I am seated in Heaven at the same time my feet are planted on Earth, my eyes kept watering because if God’s Word says it, then it must be true. Continue reading

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