What do you see?

Have I mentioned to you that I started a new workout program in January? It's crazy intense. It's called Hammer & Chisel and more days than not, I feel like I'm the nail getting hammered by this workout. It is all about weight lifting and strength building, which is good considering I had virtually no upper body strength when I began this workout. I wake up most mornings between 5-5:30 a.m. and drag my body downstairs to start the DVD. I constantly tell myself that I must wake up or I'm going to drop a 15 pound dumbbell on my [...]

By | 2016-02-02T18:20:02+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

IMPOSSIBLE? NOT!

The Rescuing Hope Coffee House at Riverstone Church. How has 2016 been for you so far? For me it has been like a fast moving train and I've been trying to keep up. I apologize for not posting last week. With the first Rescuing Hope Coffee House I was firing on all cylinders. I've been chewing on what I am about to share with you; however, it never made it from my journal to the computer until now. On Thursday night, when I stood up to speak to those who attended the Coffee House at Riverstone Church, I [...]

By | 2016-01-19T07:58:08+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|1 Comment

WHAT DOES 2016 HOLD FOR YOU?

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and New Year celebration. I have loved every minute with my family. When I was younger I used to ask my mother what she wanted for Christmas. Her response was always the same, Don't buy me anything. I just want time with my family." That used to bother me to no end. I mean, seriously, everyone has something they want for themselves, right? Well, fast forward more years than I care to admit and I get it. I'm that mother now. Honestly, more than anything wrapped under a tree, I just [...]

By | 2016-01-06T11:53:20+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Can you believe we are just a couple of days away from Christmas and then we'll only have one more week left in 2015? Where does the time go? The older I get the faster time seems to travel. What things have you seen God do this year? What prayers have been answered? What are you still waiting on and contending for in prayer? I really would love to hear from you. Sometimes it gets lonely out here in cyberspace. As my last post for 2015, I wanted to share a few of my answered prayers and some of the [...]

By | 2015-12-22T12:14:54+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Whose boat are you in?

What is your pastor teaching on during this Christmas season? Our church finished up a study of the book of Acts yesterday. Pastor Tom shared from Acts 27 and 28 yesterday. He talked of how Paul was on a ship caught in a horrible storm and it appeared all was lost, including the lives of everyone on board. Paul stepped up to the plate and told everyone on board they wouldn't die. In a time when he was the odd man out, he was willing to step up and speak truth, even though the circumstances didn't point to the truth [...]

By | 2015-12-14T08:13:45+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Are you bringing Jesus this Christmas?

Do you collect anything at Christmas time? For a while I collected Christmas tea pots. That fad passed quickly and I switched to snowmen. The top of my entertainment center looks like we had a major snow storm, I have so many snowmen up there. The most recent thing I've been collecting is nativity scenes. There are so many unique ones out there. I love the idea of buying them from different countries, but clearly I have some traveling that needs to take place because the only international nativities I have are a small nativity a former student brought me from Israel [...]

By | 2015-12-07T07:48:22+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

What do you see in Christmas lights?

Can you believe it's December 1st? Just 24 days until Christmas. I think it seems to come faster each year. I want to be intentional this year and take time every day leading up to Christmas to focus on one thing that points to Jesus. Today, my focus is on the lights of Christmas. The custom of using lights as part of the Christmas decorations dates back to pre-electricity days. People would use candles on their trees. One of our family's favorite things to do is to drive to the Lights of Life at Life University in Marietta, Georgia and [...]

By | 2015-12-01T09:59:03+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Thank YOU!

It's Thanksgiving week and I'm excited. Traffic on the interstates will soon be moving at a snail's pace. Do you have to experience it? One year, traffic was so bad my younger brother turned his car off while sitting on the interstate to conserve gas. It's crazy. Airports are equally as hectic. Not only are there thousands of people trying to fly home, but then the weather could change quickly create a logistical nightmare. Why do we do it? Why do we endure the hassle of traveling this week every year? What makes it so special? Whether with neighbors, friends or family, we [...]

By | 2015-11-23T09:38:12+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Christ Follower, Young Adult|0 Comments

FEAR IS A FOUR LETTER WORD

Fear - it's a four letter word, but for some reason, it's one people tend to embrace more often than not. Many times in life we find the things we fear never come to pass. This weekend, we were blessed to have Jason Upton lead worship at Riverstone Church. It was a blessing not only to hear him sing, but to hear some of the stories behind the songs he wrote.  When he was talking about faith and fear he said something very profound, It takes more faith to believe fear. Fear disappoints me more than hope, I just give it more [...]

By | 2015-11-16T06:54:47+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Are you really thankful for THAT?

What comes to mind when you think of November? Do you think about Thanksgiving or are you like American retailers and immediately jump from Halloween to Christmas? Do you think of Pilgrims and Indians, turkey, or pumpkin pie? One thing I miss about teaching elementary school is the large celebrations of any and every holiday. Children will embrace them all. November was always one of my favorite times of year teaching because we talked a lot about the birth of our nation. Many people think Thanksgiving was celebrated as a time to be thankful for coming to a new land [...]

By | 2015-11-10T08:15:26+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments