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Have you ever been to a concert in a large arena? Several years ago, I took my daughter to see one of her favorite country music artists, Chris Young, for her birthday. He was opening for Brad Paisley. Since it was her birthday, I splurged for good seats. We were on row 25, which was exciting for her. At the end of Chris Young's performance, someone who worked at the arena came up to me and asked me how many people were in my party. I told her two and she asked to see my tickets. I wasn't sure what [...]

By |2018-11-06T08:01:40-05:00November 6th, 2018|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|2 Comments

DO YOU HAVE A BIG BUT?

Do you have a big but? I'm not talking about your backside. That would be your butt, and we won't go there. I'm asking if there's a but in your life that is keeping you from believing what God's telling you or what He's asking you to do. Abraham is viewed as the father of the Christian faith. In Genesis 15:5, God takes Abram outside to look at the stars and declares that his descendants will be as numerous, He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars-- if indeed you can count them." Then [...]

By |2016-02-16T10:42:55-05:00February 16th, 2016|Christ Follower|0 Comments

“Remember your Jerusalem!”

Do you fly often? I flew for the first time at twenty-four years old and was scared to death. I used to be able to tell you exactly how many flights I'd been on, but now I've lost count. I've also gotten much more comfortable on flights. There are a few flights that stand out vividly in my mind. Like the time a flew a sex trafficking survivor to St. Louis to take her to Mercy Ministries. She had never been on a plane before and let's just say that from the moment we entered the airport until we landed [...]

Are you ready for the big game?

Do you work out at all? Walk? Run? Yoga? Pilates? Crossfit? There are so many options out there today to stay in shape. I am here to tell you, all workout programs are not the same; however, doing anything is better than doing nothing. God created our bodies in His image [Genesis 1:26]. He tells us in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. You wouldn't invite God into a run down, nasty house and expect Him to live there. We need to keep that in mind and treat our bodies well. Up until [...]

By |2014-07-09T09:40:10-04:00July 9th, 2014|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|2 Comments

Got peace?

When was the last time you had a nightmare? I can't remember the last time I experienced one until last night. I woke from a deep sleep last night in a cold sweat, and it wasn't a hot flash. I was physically trembling. The dream seemed so real. I looked around trying to determine where I was and if it was, in fact, reality. I knew there was no hope of sleep without talking through this with my husband (yes, guys, we even have to talk through things in the middle of the night). I woke him up and told [...]

By |2014-03-11T08:04:23-04:00March 11th, 2014|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

What are you doing about it?

How old do you think you need to be to join the fight against human sex trafficking? Should there be specific age to get involved? Sex trafficking is often called modern day slavery.  Girls in the trade are called prisoners or captives. Isaiah 61:1-2 says, The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day [...]

Have you ever flown on the red eye?

Have you ever flown the red eye before? The red eye is a flight that departs late at night and arrives early the next morning. About eight years ago, our family was flying home from vacation and had to take the red eye.  Since I have a great deal of trouble sleeping on a plane and it was quiet because most of the people were asleep, I took the opportunity to have a quiet time. I opened my Bible to the book of Acts and started reading chapter 1.  I felt the Lord tug at my heart when I came [...]

By |2013-05-03T07:19:50-04:00May 3rd, 2013|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|2 Comments

Do I know you?

Have you ever met someone for the first time and had an instant connection with them? You  feel completely comfortable, and can easily discuss things, even though you've known each other for less than a few minutes.  It never ceases to amaze me how often this happens. This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak at the DOLL Conference in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Fitzgerald is a small town in South Georgia. The church where the event was held reminded me a lot of my husband's home church in Whiteville, North Carolina.  The youth pastor arranged for us to have dinner [...]

By |2013-04-30T06:38:56-04:00April 30th, 2013|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

How Duck Dynasty Can Help Your Relationships

Do you ever watch Duck Dynasty? After seeing many posts on Facebook a few months ago, I decided to watch it and see what everyone was talking about.  I’ve been watching it ever since then.  The Robertson brothers remind me of some of my older brother’s high school friends. Si Robertson can make me laugh at the drop of a hat. The season finale was this week and the whole redneck family took a trip to Hawaii. You can imagine how hilarious it was to witness this clan of bearded back woods individuals in a five star resort in paradise. [...]

By |2013-04-26T06:52:10-04:00April 26th, 2013|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|3 Comments

How to always get it right!

Are you a perfectionist?  Do you do things over and over until you get them right? Or are you more of a get it done, turn it in and move on kind of person?  I believe you should always put your best foot forward as the saying goes. When I taught kindergarten I had a student named Andy who hadn't quite learned that lesson.  Andy preferred not to be bothered with work, especially work that wasn't of his choosing.  One day I gave the class an assignment and Andy scribbled something down on his paper and handed it to me [...]

By |2013-04-25T09:10:17-04:00April 25th, 2013|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|2 Comments
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