Ultimate Love…Surrender!

Mark 14:36 says: “Abba, Father, everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” I have been spending a lot of time thinking about the phrase “wholehearted surrender,” lately… I get overwhelmed when there are so many priorities and responsibilities facing me each day. Some of the…

Choose To Remember

This week, Jill Miller and I focused our Choose Chat on Choose to Remember. We discussed the importance of not only celebrating Easter and His Resurrection but also remembering all that Jesus went through during Holy Week to prepare. We too need to prepare. Part of Jesus’ preparation included serving. He served the disciples by…

It’s not about me.

As I prepare for Easter, I was thinking about the verse in Mark, 8:34…  “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” I began breaking this verse apart for myself and thought I would share my thoughts with you. Deny himself…As human beings, we are…

Choose to Believe

I believe in a God who is so much bigger than I can imagine Him to be that anything is possible.   ~Sara ‘Gitz’ Frankl My one word for 2019 is BELIEVE. In 2011 I began a journey of continuing the Choose Joy ministry that my sweet sister Sara began during her time here on earth….

His Eye is on the Sparrow

Sara left many beautiful legacies for us, and one of them is the gift of her angelic voice. I was listening to her sing His Eye is On the Sparrow, and I couldn’t help but think of how God is again reminding us to trust Him and surrender our lives to Him. Take a moment to listen……

What are you meant to do?

Wherever your focus is, your vision will be as well.  What you focus your life on will be what motivates you. What is motivating you today? Is your vision clear concerning the things of God and are you paying particular attention to His word and what He is instructing you to do today and again…

When Seasons Change

Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.      ~Psalm 33:20-22 We are well into March and I am ready for spring…

God’s Gift and His Call

Romans 11:29 “For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable.” We all have a place and a call in God’s heart and in God’s plans. One way for me to know what God’s plans are for me is by paying attention to the gifts and talents He has blessed me with. I also think those…

A Living Prayer

Being known as a living prayer… Sara’s definition of a living prayer: “It is found in the reflection of others when they are touched by you. It would be seen in the joy that others would find contagious, and in the compassion that others would feel in your words and deeds.” Being a living prayer…

So Many Valentine’s…So Much Love

On this Valentine’s day as I sit and reflect, my heart is filled with more love than I thought possible. I believe everyone’s heart can be filled with love if we CHOOSE it!  “And now these three remain faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”     ~1 Corinthians 13:13 “For God so…