Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 6: There is More

I think most of us have big dreams for ourselves, especially when we are young. We have a picture in our mind of how our lives will turn out and what kinds of things we want. I used to have a picture of a beautiful plantation house hanging in my locker during high school. I wanted to live in that big house so badly. It … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 6: There is More

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 5: The God Claim

I remember the day very clearly; we were at the pediatrician’s office because one of my kids was sick. Our doctor came in and looked the child over and then proceeded to talk to me. “Mom,” he said, and then told me what was wrong with my daughter. As we were getting ready to leave he again addressed me as “Mom”. I stopped him and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 5: The God Claim

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 4: The Jesus Question

As a child I never questioned whether or not Jesus was who He said He was. I took it at face value that He would not lie to me nor would my parents or teachers. He was who He was just as my mom was my mom. It wouldn’t be until I got older and began to question. I wondered if what I had been … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 4: The Jesus Question

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 3: An Invitation

As a child I was not very popular. There were kids who lived behind us that taunted me all the time. There were kids on our street that were not very nice to me. At home I was compared relentlessly to my siblings. Some of my siblings told me on a regular basis that they hated me. To say that I didn’t feel included, wanted, … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 3: An Invitation

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 2: Getting to Know Jesus

I don’t ever recall a time in my life when I didn’t know who Jesus was. I grew up in a family who knew and loved Christ. But, as I look back on my childhood I wonder how well I actually knew Him. Sure, I could recite all the stories and I knew that through Him I was saved, but outside of that I don’t … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 2: Getting to Know Jesus

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 1: New Beginnings

God loves new beginnings and so do I. As Lent begins I am thrilled to be doing this study with you! I pray that together we will rediscover just how amazing Jesus is and why He is integral to our lives. Before you read the chapters, please take time to ask God to send the Holy Spirit to guide you while you are reading and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 1: New Beginnings

To Wear His Crown of Thorns: A Lenten Activity

Lent is a time of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. It is a time of deep self-examination. The Lenten season encourages us to begin to make inner changes to our hearts, our minds, and our souls. I like to try to take the time during Lent to help my children move closer to Christ and to each other as well. While most of the time my … Continue reading To Wear His Crown of Thorns: A Lenten Activity

Letting Go of Perfectionism

Once upon a time when I only had four kids, a woman from church came over to drop something off. She asked to use our bathroom. When she came out she questioned me on whether or not my bathroom was always that clean and “perfect”. I told her it was. She laughed and said it was ok to tell her that I had cleaned it … Continue reading Letting Go of Perfectionism