Personal Growth Reflective Encouragement

Behind the Triple M’s

A look at the triple M’s: Monuments, Museums, and Markers~ How do you appreciate historical connection points?  Which describes you best when you visit a historical location or go to a museum, quickly walk through or linger to spend time looking through all the details?   Living so close to our nations capital has given me […]

Reflections of Life Reflective Encouragement

BREATHE!

Revisiting the essentials for life: “Oxygen is essential to life!” Just like redemption is essential for eternal life.  Both Breathing and and redemption call us to a place of surrender and release. How is your spiritual breathing? Have you been holding your breath too long? Take a deep breath. Hold it…..keep holding it….okay BREATHE. I […]

Reflections of Life Royal Reflections

Empowered in Weakness

Which will leave us with regret? — the things we have done or left undone????  Often we put off or avoid doing things because we don’t think we are good enough and we are afraid of failing.  Mark Twain’s insight about regrets— “twenty years from now you will be more disappointed with the things you […]

Devotion Series Reflections of Life

Looking for an “easy” button.

Overwhelmed by the circumstances of life? Caught in a trap and looking for a way out? Wondering if prayers are even heard? Most of us, if we are honest, have an area in our life that we really want changed. We might even feel trapped and almost enslaved like the Israelite’s in Egypt. There is […]

Reflections of Life

The Draw

What is it that first drew you to your Savior?  What draws you today to your Savior?   Theses are questions that I found myself reflecting on as Easter approached.    Our answers to these questions may very or they may be the same.  Either way each of us are most likely drawn for a […]

Tuesday Tidbits

Tuesday Tidbit- Growing in Prayer

I have the privilege of leading a weekly woman’s Bible study.  We are currently going through Stormie Omartian’s book and study guide “Prayer Warrior”.    I don’t think many people regularly put these two words together, so it might seem like a strange book title to you.  Either way  I hope you will grow in […]

Weekly Wellspring

Week #50 Ephesians 6:10-11

Ephesians 6:10-11 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” What does it look like to~ Be prepared for anything?  ~ Be strong in the Lord? How do we build strength in the Lord? […]

Weekly Wellspring

Week # 28 1 John 5:14-15

1 John 5:14-15 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  And if we know that He hears us— whatever we ask we know that we have what we asked of Him.” Our prayers take us to the throne room of God’s […]

Weekly Wellspring

Week # 24 Psalm 56:3

Fear has the power to grip us to the point of making us believe we are powerless.  Our response to fearful situations reveals our power level and our level of vision clarity  provided by our life lenses.  The last few weeks we have learned about staying powered up and the importance of clear vision to help […]

Weekly Wellspring

Week #22 Romans 8:28

Am I the only one challenged by the statement by Paul that “in all things” the Lord works for the good of his people?   Really, all things in my life from the crazy, hurtful, disobedient, lovely, confusing, and …… he uses them all for good?  The words all and good are challenging my thinking […]