Will you pray with me?

Hello, friends! I have a couple of big weeks coming up. This next weekend, 9/6 and 9/7,  I will be delivering a couple of different talks at the Women of Faith Be the Light Event in Lincoln, NE.  Then, the weekend after, on 9/14 my daughter Becca gets married! I so believe in the power of prayer,…

Longing or Living?

Longing or Living? These past few months, the topic of longing vs. living has struck a chord with me. I have faced a number of changes that have left me, at times, longing for what was. My daughter, Becca, who for the last 21 years has been my third appendage, has decided to move from…

Be the Light

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. ~Matthew 5:16 When Sara passed away in 2011, I was determined to continue the legacy that she began…to share God’s message of Joy! As I have walked this journey, there have been…

Words are Powerful

When I think of words, I think of Power. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” The power of words began when God spoke the world into being with the power of His words. Look at the whole creation process…He created all…

Where are your eyes fixed?

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into…

May Bear Fruit

As we enter into May, I have been excitedly anticipating all the beauty that spring brings. Hearing the birds singing their joyful tunes. The colors of spring brighten the earth as the trees begin to bud, the grass turns from brown to green and the flowers begin to bloom. I have always lived in the…

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….