“We always say that we have unspeakable joy, so let our feet do all the talking when our words fall short. We’ve got reason to get up, reason to get down. He done traded our sin for joy, and now that joy wants out—happy dance!” There are times in our life when something happens, Read More

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3 It was a desperate moment. I cried out to God to please help me, rescue me, deliver me! I had fallen into a pit, Read More

“I was lost but now I found that happiness ain’t joy, just ask around…Then suddenly I knew ya. I felt like hallelujah when I heard you say ‘welcome to the joy,’ the love that never ends where the grace of God renews again and again…The joy of the Lord is my strength!” God welcomes, Read More

Just the other day, my son was asking me what I had been up to lately. I told him that I had been working on a curriculum book called Balance®. I spoke of the hope and desire to present it to our women’s ministry small groups in the Fall. As I was telling him, Read More

  “You gotta fight, stand up strong. You got a fire, so let it burn on. Show ‘em what you’re worth…You gotta roar, get up and shout. Ain’t gonna blend in; go on and stand out. Show ‘em what you’re worth…I’ve been created for a purpose that is solely His—know what I’m worth—aye! Don’t, Read More

Determined to meet my new neighbors, one Sunday afternoon I made a big batch of banana-chocolate chip muffins. Warm muffins would be my offering of friendship, my reason to knock on their door. While the muffins baked, I wrote our name and contact information on little note cards and attached them to the top, Read More

“It’s hardwired, living inside of me. No matter where I go, I know You’re gonna be with me. I just can’t seem to shake You. Even if I could, yeah, I would not change a thing, yeah. If it’s pushing You away, yeah, or running to You, You still love me the same, yeah., Read More

“I used to live like I was under attack, dodging arrows from my past. I had no hope for tomorrow. Felt so much pressure, yes, I thought I would crack. But now, there’s no looking back. I’m moving forward ‘cuz I know I got my armor now; no fear, no doubt gonna shoot me, Read More

“Some say “Don’t ask for help. God helps the ones who help themselves. So press on; get it right, otherwise get left behind. Some say “He’s keeping score, so try hard, then try a little more.” But hold up—if this were true, explain to me what the cross is for? What if I were, Read More

Hawk Nelson

“I’m tellin’ you somethin’ this racing, this running, oh, you’re working way too hard. And this perfection you’re chasing is just energy wasted ‘cause he loves you like you are! So go ahead and live like you’re loved. It’s ok to act like you’ve been set free. His love has made you more than, Read More