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My Why

By | 2018-07-28T15:17:30+00:00 July 28th, 2018|Blog|

Happy July 28! It's Saturday and while the house is quiet and my coffee is hot, while I sit outside in our swing and listen to the rooster, the cows, the birds, and watch the sun start to peek through the trees....I thought NOW is the time to share my why. Why I haven't [...]

The Blessing & Celebrating Our Child’s Born Again Birthday’s

By | 2018-06-19T13:44:54+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Blog|

When I was growing up, my mother read a book by Dr. John Trent titled, LifeMapping. In this book, she read a story of how a woman was deeply motivated and inspired by something so simple, but so personal. She was inspired by the... words spoken to her by someone who noticed her. Words. [...]

Wednesday in the Word – Praise Him!

By | 2018-05-16T11:14:05+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Blog|

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name," Psalm 100:4. It was November of 2017, when a stack of cards was placed on my desk where people had checked a small box asking for help in their marriage. The box was labeled, "difficulty [...]

Our Next

By | 2018-05-06T10:45:44+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Blog|

In April 2016, Rip and I moved into this newly constructed home in Gluckstadt, MS. We walked inside and the best part about this house was this -- nothing needed to be flipped! No renovations, no remodeling. Just move in. Unbox. Decorate. And live. It was very nice for us to have a break, [...]

Are You Ready to Radically Simplify Your Life?

By | 2018-05-03T11:26:18+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Blog|

If you were to radically simplify your life, what would happen next? To radically simplify means this - doing whatever necessary to live debt-free doing whatever necessary to live without so many distractions doing whatever necessary to live with more focus and excellence in what you work doing whatever necessary to be able to give [...]

Spring Cleaning

By | 2018-04-27T13:33:27+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Blog|

Spring Cleaning is one of my FAVORITE things to do!! I know ... that makes me weird, but I really do love just pulling things out and deep cleaning, getting rid of clutter, re-decorating, organizing, and giving a fresh coat of paint on walls, trim, outside places...just really giving our home an intentional "hug" [...]

“I Still Do” Actually Started with a Teeny Tiny Box and a Prayer

By | 2018-03-27T09:52:29+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Blog|

I'm going to share something with you in this blog that I've only been able to share with a small group of friends and with the deacons of our church, by the invitation from my friend and pastor, Ronnie Falvey. __________________ Last November 2017, right after we launched in October a new ministry in [...]

Absolutely! – Part 14 – (Financial Absolute – 2 #prt 2)

By | 2018-02-02T15:01:48+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Blog|

When it comes to money matters, does the Bible "really" say anything about --- stinginess, craftiness, laziness, and stubbornness? And if there is even a smidgin' of those attributes a part of our life, what then? What will that look like in the area of our relationships, financial life and God's decisions in using [...]

Absolutely! – Part 13 – (Financial Absolute -2)

By | 2018-02-01T11:19:18+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Blog|

I will always be so thankful for what John MacArthur taught me on this one financial absolute - not only addressing 2 very critical biblical principles for our life concerning all money matters, but the 7 signs of someone who is living with the sin of materialism. I sure hope this video inspires you...as [...]

Absolutely! – Part 12 – (Financial Absolute – 1)

By | 2018-01-30T14:21:40+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Blog|

There is one Financial Absolute that is talked about over and over again, 1 out of every 10 verses, in the gospels. There is this one Financial Absolute that, out of 38 parables of Christ's in the gospels, 16 of them touch on directly. That is 288 verses in the gospels, y'all, that deals with [...]

Absolutely! – Part 11 – (Physical Absolute – 3)

By | 2018-02-01T11:18:24+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Blog|

When it comes to physical absolutes, the greatest temptation is to ... quit. To just lose the focus on the Temple (our bodies) and to give in to feelings of, "It doesn't really matter in the long run."  But in today's final physical absolute, the encouragement that Rene' and I have to offer you is [...]

Absolutely! – Part 10 – (Physical Absolute -2)

By | 2018-02-01T11:20:19+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Blog|

There is an absolute for our physical life that the Word of God literally calls "good." It is a good. Not sorta good. Not a little bit good. And not good only if we see that it is good. The Bible says that this one absolute is GOOD. And when something is called "good" in [...]

Absolutely! – Part 9 (Physical Absolute – 1)

By | 2018-02-01T11:21:14+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Blog|

This is probably going to be one of the most practical absolutes we cover - all 3 of the Physical Absolutes will touch on things that we literally can "do" and for some of us, these "do's" just may turn into some real PERSONAL CONVICTIONS. For example, today's Absolute has a personal conviction (for [...]

Absolutely! – Part 8 (Relational Absolute – 3)

By | 2018-01-20T15:19:11+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Blog|

Did you know that there is something in the Bible that is so powerful, it literally holds every bit of God's promises in its core? God has said that as we daily draw near to Him, that we're to practice this ... ... literally, do it with increasing intentionality. With increasing focus and fervor. [...]

Absolutely! – Part 7 (Relational Absolute – 2)

By | 2018-01-20T12:21:36+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Blog|

Have you ever noticed just how many verses there are that directly speak to us concerning 'how we relate with others?"  Our relationship with God is vital to our Christian walk, but your dating life, the health of your marriage, and your family and friend relationships also reflect on your personal relationship with the Lord. [...]

Absolutely! – Part 6 (Relational Absolute – 1)

By | 2018-01-16T02:39:03+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Blog|

Quick questions... when it comes to relationships in your life, which are: The most cherished? The most challenging? The most daring? The most difficult? The most meaningful? The most mean? The most rewarding? The most riveting? The most happy? The most hurtful? The most ... loving? And how would you respond if I told you [...]

Absolutely! – Part 5 (Spiritual Absolute – 3)

By | 2018-01-14T23:45:23+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Blog|

"....Do not."  Just those two words alone, when we read them in Scripture, tend to cause our ears to perk waaaaay up. Just like when little kids want to get into somethin' they know they have no busy getting in to and all of a sudden they hear the familiar and very instructional voice [...]

Absolutely! – Part 4 (Spiritual Absolute – 2)

By | 2018-01-11T11:32:05+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Blog|

When you think about your average week, what priorities come to mind that require your energies, your passions, and possibly the largest investment of your time? These are things in your life that are "musts" when it comes to what "must get of our attention." It must get done. It must be such a [...]