Focus on Our Good

I've had this post ready for 2 months.  It was supposed to be my focus for March.  I don't know how many times I've scheduled things and the Lord said,  "No, wait, not yet". EACH time there's been a reason.  This time is no different.After being in quarantine and our world being upended, I thought, [...]

Focus on Surrender

"...neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing." II Samuel 24:24 We know the sacrifice it takes to surrender. But all through the Bible, we see what God did when people surrendered their all to Him. The miracles He worked. Queen Esther. Gideon's army of [...]

Focus on Calvary Love

For February, I'm focusing on Calvary Love. Lest I forget Gethsemane Lest I forget Thine agony Lest I forget Thy love for me Lead me to Calvary. In every thing I've ever faced in my life, I've always been led back to Calvary. When I realized I was lost, and couldn't save myself. When I [...]

The blessing of being broken

There was a song that my siblings and I would listen to growing up called God Uses Broken Things. The chorus went like so:Broken thingsBroken thingsGod has a purpose for broken thingsBroken thingsBroken thingsGod uses broken things.It had a catchy little melody and we enjoyed singing along to it. But we never really understood the words. I [...]

Focus on Being a Workman

So I truly wasn't planning on doing another series so soon after my "Dig a Well" series. And usually, I like to be prepared and have all my posts ready and lined up.  But my husband unexpectedly had to teach Sunday School this past Sunday and it kind of just really convicted my heart. I have no [...]

Focus On Grace

I started writing a post for the new year. I'm not a person that picks out a special "word" to live by at the beginning of each year. But sometimes, there is a word that sticks out to me and I try to focus on it through the year. There are a lot of things [...]

Kitchen Table Moments

When I got married, (at the ripe old age of 18 😱) I had never worked a public job. For that first year, I'd just go to work with James and ride out on deliveries with him during the day and at night we'd work on our house. Carefree, no worries. I only started working [...]

A Well of Pardon

I stand in front of Him with my head bowed low. My heart is bowed even lower from the shame. I can't bear to look at Him. I don't know this Man, but I've heard of Him. And I know without looking what I'd find in His eyes. I listen as my accusers tell Him [...]

A Well of Purpose

I died once. In my house, while my mother sat next to my bed. At 12 years old, my life was abruptly cut short. I had been sick and my parents were losing hope that I'd pull through. They'd tried everything to make me better, and I just kept getting worse. But we had heard [...]

A Well of Peace

"My child had followed his daddy out to work in the fields that morning as I went about my usual chores for the day. As I was washing dishes, my heart was overflowing with peace. We couldn't have children, but my husband and I had shown kindness to Elisha. God repayed that kindness in the [...]