Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

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Good day! For those of you who have not read about my “Read the Bible in a Year” project, I will continue to post the details for those who have “stepped into” my blog for the first time:) My church is using the app READ […]

“Year of the Word” Reading the Bible in one year

“Year of the Word” Reading the Bible in one year

Still in Genesis… Today’s section was Genesis 32-34, but I peeked ahead and watched the awesome “overview video” on day 11. We are using the app READ SCRIPTURE. It comes with great tools and videos that introduce each book as you go. You can find […]

Genesis / Read the Bible in a Year:)

Genesis / Read the Bible in a Year:)

Oh I wonder so often… how can we have such a generous, loving, compassionate, forgiving, faithful, righteous Father and ever choose to turn away?

Broken covenant after broken covenant…our Father’s response????

Provide for us a lasting covenant…one that we cannot break.

Click on the image above for the pdf

Praise His name forever…forgive us for our lack of faith…for even the rocks cry out your glory.

feeling so humble and grateful,


Genesis 18

Genesis 18

Hello! As I mentioned yesterday, my home church body has committed to read through the Bible in one year. I also confessed that the Lord has been stirring my heart to set aside some of the time I spend creating blog material to spend time […]

Year of the Word

Year of the Word

Hello! I’ve missed you:) I haven’t posted in quite awhile…for many reasons really…but the primary reason is… The Lord has been prompting me to step away from too much “alone time” and back into more intentional discipling. I’m not sure if it is His Will […]

PRAYER for all mankind:)

PRAYER for all mankind:)


The prayer below is taken from the pages of Jennie Allen’s Proven study. May it be our hearts cry!


Hope you have a great weekend!

Bless you,


Good Dirt

Good Dirt

Hello! This post comes to you from the pages of PROVEN, a study by Jennie Allen. It is our women’s bible study focus this fall, and a GREAT introduction to our Spring Women’s Conference KEYNOTE speaker Jennie Allen:) I can never share enough about the […]

Blessings are to be a mechanism of transfer -Tony Evans

Blessings are to be a mechanism of transfer -Tony Evans

Hello Sisters! Today’s post comes from Dr. Pastor Tony Evans message “Why God Wants to Bless Us” in his series The Key to Spiritual Victory. I encourage you to listen! I’m ALWAYS inspired and challenged by Tony Evans! I’ve attached the audio below   The […]

Giants & Game Changers

Giants & Game Changers

Happy Thursday!

Coming to you today-straight from the hills of Ephes-dammim. The location of the battle between David and Goliath.

Dr. and Pastor Tony Evans takes us on a journey to this place as he describes 1 Samuel Chapter 17.

You can find this message by clicking the link below.


David and Goliath 
1 Samuel 17 Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle. And they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. 2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle against the Philistines. 3 And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with a valley between them. 4 And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six[a] cubits[b] and a span. 5 He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels[c] of bronze. 6 And he had bronze armor on his legs, and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders. 7 The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels of iron. And his shield-bearer went before him. 8 He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why have you come out to draw up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. 9 If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.” 10 And the Philistine said, “I defy the ranks of Israel this day. Give me a man, that we may fight together.” 11 When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.

Well, Saul was the Israelites biggest, baddest dude…their fiercest opponent…yet he paled in comparison to this Philistine GIANT.

The Israelites decided to pack up and retreat. All they could see with their human minds and hearts was defeat.

When David showed up on the scene…He saw beyond their circumstance. He didn’t see HIMSELF fighting this battle, He saw his POWERFUL GOD fighting this battle and claimed what was rightfully his. He acted with authority because he KNEW his God to be faithful…He had experience with this.

37 And David said, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!”

45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, 47 and that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hand.”

Tony Evans encourages us in his message to GIVE OUR circumstance, our problem, our enemy…

the name GOLIATH, because “we know how that turns out!”

When we give what we’re “up against” the name Goliath, we can be reminded that our GOD  is BIGGER and MORE POWERFUL than anything we will ever face. Victory is the final WORD. It may not happen as swiftly as a rock sent from a sling shot, but we can have confidence that our God has AUTHORITY OVER ALL…including EVERY GIANT.

“Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker– An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth! Will the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you doing?’ Or the thing you are making say, ‘He has no hands’? -Isaiah 45:9

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28

Ask the Lord to give you a NEW perspective…to see beyond your present circumstance, beyond your human emotions and fear…

Ask your GREAT God for HIS perspective…to SEE with His eyes, so that you can find the hope that lies beyond the “physical realm.”  Each step you take, however small, will grow your confidence, and your strength, as you TRUST Him through your obedience. God meets us on the other side of obedience with the blessing of His presence and provision.

I highly recommend Dr. Tony Evan’s app! His messages are biblical, powerful, inspiring, and at times humorous:)

Try listening to one while your doing “chores” around the house, driving in your car, or creating an entry in your journal or Bible:)

*speaking of giants…

I have to take this opportunity to share my FAVORITE GIANT MOVIE!  It’s SO under appreciated. It’s even directed by Stephen Spielberg! It’s called THE BFG. It is a BEAUTIFUL story written by Ronald Dahl. If you watch it, make sure you listen to EVERY word. There is so much to “hear.”  I fell in love with this giant:)


Curl up and watch this weekend with your kiddos…I watched it without ANY kids the first time…just me:)

AND, don’t forget to…

Name that giant your facing Goliath, then step out in faith, with expectation that your God will meet your needs.

He keeps His promises.

Bless you Sister!


With God, there is no RISK

With God, there is no RISK

Hello! As I continue to work through Jennie Allen’s Bible Study PROVEN, it’s hard to believe we are already in week 5…it’s going so fast! I cannot encourage you enough on the importance of intentionally gathering together with other Sisters in Christ to study God’s […]

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