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Jan 26, 2014
This week, I forced myself to make the first cut. Books I’ve had, some dating back to my teenage years, found themselves on the floor about to be given away but to whom? It was with heavy heart that I sat surrounded by my books and in the midst of it all, I whispered a simple prayer… “God you have to find good homes for my books.” I know it seems a bit silly but it gave me a measure of peace with having to part with my treasures.
My taste in reading is very eclectic and my library reflects that. From the inspirational romances of my teens, to my Left Behind Series, my Frank Peretti books, to books on Youth’s Ministry, Sunday School, Self Help, Bible studies, Scripture based books, I have books that covers a wide genre... I love to read and I read books according to the mood I’m in at the moment…
I asked around and found people who were happy to take some of the books off my hands. However, I was overjoyed when my cousin, who lives next door to me stopped by. She and her daughters love reading so she left with many of my novels. She and her husband also has a new ministry so she also happily carried some of my books on teaching Sunday School and Youth Ministry. I told her, she was an answer to prayer because I know that the books will continue to be used and taken care of.
As I go through the process of minimizing my library I feel my heart getting lighter even as I give away things that I have loved and held on to for many years. Many times I hold on to things and don’t want to let go. But I have to let go of somethings in order to get to where God wants to take me. This year, I know that I have to minimize so I choose to do it with a good attitude and joyful heart knowing that God is at work on my behalf.
In the main time I have still have many books, some of which are pictured, waiting to go to their new homes...
|A bag of novels for some teen girls...|
|Two of my shelves after the first cut... |
Where was I keeping all of those books?
Jan 7, 2014
Somehow, no matter how many of them I experience I still get excited about beginning a new year. In this New Year I hear the call, to leave the shallow places behind and launch out into the deep places in God. The shallow places have become too comfortable. They have become an excuse for failure because there are no opportunities for success or movement. The shallows give you a valid reason to give up, wash up your net as the fishermen did in Luke 5:4-5.
4 When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Push out into the deep water. Let down your nets for some fish.” 5 Simon said to Him, “Teacher, we have worked all night and we have caught nothing. But because You told me to, I will let the net down.”
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