What Do I Know?

Today as Beth and I wrap up our Beatitudes series, I find myself almost at a loss for words. This has been a much bigger challenge to write about than I thought! This last one is by far the hardest.  Matthew 5:10  God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right,  for the Kingdom of…

Whirled Peas

What does peace really mean? What did Jesus say about it? Beth gives great detail and scriptures about peace.  We are nearing the end of our series on the Beatitudes. Only 1 more week left after this! Today, we’re looking at peacemakers.  Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of…

Check Your Heart

One of the reasons I love partnering with Beth in this collaborative effort is because she thinks different than me. Her posts are study driven while mine tend to be anecdotal. We’re looking at Matthew 5:8 this week as we continue our look at the Beatitudes. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will…

McDonald’s, Motherhood & Mischief

My husband has to work late sometimes. NBD. Everyone has been there. (This is the part where I bow in unworthiness to single mamas. I literally don’t know how you do it – you’re incredible.) I’m going to be honest: I’m afraid to take my kids places when I’m alone. Maybe because they’ve run opposite…

Triumph Over Judgement

Beth and I continue our look at the Beatitudes and this week is mercy.  Matthew 5:7  Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. My mind automatically went to this verse: James 2:13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment. I love…

Are YOU Ready?!

I’m convinced there’s 2 things we ALL need to keep updated before we need them: – Passport – Resume This way, you’re ready to GO.  Don’t wait until you NEED a new resume. This way you’ve got it when you do need it! If someone told you about a great opportunity, would you be able…

Who’s Hungry?

I’m what you may call “big boned”. Ok, I’m overweight. And my failures in this area have been well-documented on my blog over the years as I attempt to lose the weight – unsuccessfully. Basically, I had a “cheat day” ten years ago. Now, here I am. Weight Watchers works, but it’s slow. And though…

Awkward Moment

Today, I passed by someone I hardly know from the office next door in the parking lot. She said, “how are you today?” I said, “good thanks, and you?” She said, “I’m blessed, highly favored and deeply loved.” I said, “oh”. I got in my car and drove away feeling very uncomfortable.  So. Awkward. But…

This Mourning 

Beth and I are talking about mourning this week as we continue looking at the Beatitudes. I think it’s safe to say that each of us experiences loss. We have all lost loved ones. But what about other things we grieve? There are so many different types of loss. The loss of a job. A…

Into the Void

Everywhere you go, everywhere you look, everyone is searching for something to fill that emptiness inside. The void. The longing in their spirit only God can satisfy. We live in a world poor in spirit. We are surrounded by spiritual bankruptcy- and it seeps into our lives.  Beth and I are going through the Beatitudes…

Watch Your ‘Tude

Beth and I are kicking off a new series on the Beatitudes.  I love it when I come up with ideas that throw Beth for a loop. I wanted to do this series because I’m working on my attitude. I’m determined to live a life of gratitude. One of the things I find myself most…