White As Snow


A couple of months back, we had our second snow of the Winter. For Southeast Mississippi, that’s pretty wild. Our boys woke me up with squeals and giggles due to the white that dusted our yard. They were so excited and happy to see the snow, to touch it, and of course taste it. Seeing their joy was touching, I have to admit. We wandered out in the yard and the woods admiring it’s beauty. It covered everything in it’s path making for a layer of pure white.

It made me think of the Father and His words. In Isaiah He compared His forgiveness to snow. He said the sins would be covered and become white as snow. Though they were red like crimson they would be no more. What a beautiful promise and picture. If you haven’t ever seen snow, maybe you can’t picture it and I’d never thought of it like this until I saw it with my own eyes. The beauty of the pure white snow glistening in the sun is breathtaking. I couldn’t stop taking pictures of just how beautiful it was. We tend to not forgive ourselves as easy as the Father and that can hamper the release and beauty of forgiveness.

Though our sins make us scarlet red.
Our Messiah took the nails and bled.
He makes us white as snow,
He cleanses us with the flow.
It washes over us like a flood,
The Passover Lamb’s blood.

As we approach Passover, we can get a glimpse of what our Messiah has done for us. The sacrifice and blood that Jesus shed on the cross is what cleanses us. Just think, when we confess and turn from our sin, we are as beautiful as the unblemished snow. The Father sees nothing after we have confessed that sin. He sees beauty, His beauty covering us like snow. The blood of Jesus covers that sin. All the bad, the ugly, and the nasty is cleansed once we repent and turn from it. As the children of Israel applied that blood of the lamb to their doorpost, we now can have the blood of Jesus applied over our doorpost (hearts). He is our Passover Lamb that was sacrificed once and for all. I love this feast of the Father. I am so humbled He would send His Son for me. Thinking on this act should really humble us.

Imagine if we were in awe of His forgiveness as our kids are in awe of the snow. Not just one time, but multiple times. I think we hold ourselves back from feeling that release and of being in awe at times. Look how many times the children of Israel turned from Him and He beckoned for them to come back. He wanted to cleanse them, have them trust Him, and walk in His ways. He desires the same for us. Once he became that atonement for sin, he promised a comforter to help them and we have the same promise. Though we mess up, we can overcome the temptation through the Holy Spirit.

If you feel you are too far gone, you aren’t. He wants to take away the guilt of the sin to make you white as snow and crimson no more.

Father, we really can’t fathom the depths of Your love for mankind. You make us beautiful with Your righteousness and forgiveness. May we never forget that. Help us to see how beautiful the process of forgiveness and confession is in Your eyes. Just as the snow blankets all in it’s path, Your forgiveness does the same for us. Help us to forgive ourselves and allow the release which You want to give us. Help us to see a glimpse of what our Savior did when he became our Passover Lamb. His blood shed to make us white as snow when we repent, confess, and receive forgiveness. May we never forget what price was paid. We praise You for Your mercy, faithfulness, love, and majesty. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Come, let us discuss this, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they will be like wool.

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭1:18‬ ‭


Word-Filled Wednesday



This time of the year brings about one of my favorite events, the feast of Passover and Unleavened Bread. Reading the events leading up to the death of Jesus is so moving and brings about emotions each time I read it. It’s such an amazing and miraculous event that took place. I love to read each man’s account of the event and imagine being there during this time the was exciting and a little scary I would think.

His perfect shed blood was the pleasing sacrifice to our God.

Sometimes I just can’t wrap my mind around what Jesus did on the cross. He shed perfect, innocent blood for our sins. The work that Jesus accomplished on the cross was more than we can fathom. In the days of old, the blood of spotless lambs appeased Him for a short time. On this day, it was the blood of His Son that appeased Him forever.

Perfection was needed and he was perfect.

An atonement was required and he atoned.

Blood covered sins and he bled.

When he breathed his last breath, the veil of the temple was torn. No longer did they have to wait to hear if they’re sins had been forgiven, now they could have access to the Father through Jesus. So for us, we can also come to His throne for forgiveness and strength to walk as He desires. Nothing we can do will obtain forgiveness on our own. We have to ask the Father on behalf of Jesus’ blood to forgive us. The only way to receive forgiveness is to repent and ask for it.

Are you trying to obtain forgiveness through yourself or works? Stop exhausting your efforts and come to Him. Even our best deeds are filthy rags before Him. He has provided the sacrifice, now we must accept it.

Father, thank You for redemption, for atonement. You made a way forever to atone for our sins. Help us to stop trying on our own to obtain forgiveness. Help us to accept Your sacrifice of Jesus’ blood and let it cover our sins. There is nothing we can do to obtain forgiveness on our own. We need You to cleanse us through the blood of Jesus. Help us to come boldly to Your throne to obtain forgiveness and strength to walk in Your ways. You are all we need. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Speaking Beauty


I saw a quote on Facebook last week and it really touched me. I love words! I guess that’s why my soul is passionate about writing. Words can do so much good for people. Think of how God created the heavens and the earth, with words. How amazing and powerful words are! So when I saw this quote I had to jot a few things down.

Words can be so effective. They can break someone’s heart or literally send it soaring. So many times we let the moment pass when we wanted to affirm someone. Like this quote says, it only takes seconds most of the time. Yet, we don’t do it. I wonder why that is… I love to tell others when I see something about them that is just beautiful or awesome, but sometimes I do shy away and don’t do it.

We may never know what our words means to someone. Those few seconds could turn someone’s whole day around. We never can tell when someone is deeply depressed and really needs some encouragement from another. I know I’ve been there. If I had to guess, you have too. I can’t tell you the times someone encouraged me and what it did for me. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or long, just what you see that is good in them.

We shouldn’t be blind to weaknesses or sin, but when something good about a person jumps out at you, affirm that for them. We are all full of beauty and ugly. None of us lack a sinful nature. It’s so hard to remember that, but I am trying to remember that I have ugliness in me also. There is none righteous, no not one. Whether it be a family member, a friend, or a stranger, don’t shy away from sharing what you see in them that is beautiful.

I know it’s hard to see beauty in this harsh and wicked world, but when you do, speak it. Your words maybe life saving for someone or life changing. Your words could make all the difference to that one person and that is worth it.

Father, with so much ugly in the world, help us to speak up when we see something beautiful or good in another. Words are so powerful and you stress that in the scriptures. Help us to remember our words can uplift or they can tear down. We can build up someone with our words or we can destroy them. Help us to be careful with our words and be sure when we speak them. We want to please You with all that we say. We want to be a light to others and an encouraging influence in the life of others. So guide us to speak of good when we see it and make a difference in someone’s life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Pleasant words are a honeycomb:
sweet to the taste and health to the body.

Proverbs 16:24

Willing Hearts and Open Ears



Complaining is so easy to do. It’s just as if it flows so smoothly from our mouth. It seems there is always something to complain about. You name it and there can be a downside to it. I know I find myself complaining far too much some days.

I’m not saying that we won’t ever complain. If we always keep the complaints built up, we’ll one day just explode with emotion. I think we can complain to our Father, even our spouse and close friends, then seek encouragement from them. We know the Father can shed light on issues or circumstances that we’re complaining about. I also believe our husband and close friends can help us to see what we just can’t. I think something to consider when we complain is that we need to be willing to hear what the Father says back to us.

The Father wants to hear what’s bothering us, but He also wants hearts that are willing to listen to Him.

He never does something just because. He always has a reason and we can inquire of Him to learn what He wants to teach us. We can’t see the future, but He can and we can trust His sovereignty. We are His children so He wants to know what’s bothering us, we just have to remember not to let complaining become a lifestyle.

On the other hand, thankfulness should be a lifestyle that we walk out. If we’re frustrated, cry out to the Father, give Him your burdens, and ask Him to show you His will. A thankful heart is a happy heart.

Father, thank You for always listening to us. Help us to listen to You more and more. You can see so much that we can’t. We want to see Your way and understand what You’re doing in our life. Help us to bring our burdens to You and receive Your words. Help us to learn from our complaints and be thankful through trials. Help us not to let the negative keep us down, but help us to lay the burden at Your feet. Help us to be willing to hear what You have to say about our situation. We want to please You and honor You with our whole being. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

Philippians 4:6



Exposed Weakness



I often say that I’m not good at this mothering thing because I’m not a patient person. I find myself saying this more than I should. I tell myself over and over until I really do believe it. The truth is, that’s a lie straight from Satan. There’s a saying I heard coming up as a child, if you say it enough then you will believe it. So…

What lies are you believing?

Satan wants us to believe whatever lie that hinders our ability to walk out our calling. It’s true that I’m not a patient person. I like to see the results right then, right now. I don’t like to wait for the day I will see the fruit of my labor when it comes to parenting (or exercising, writing,etc.). I want to see it now, like yesterday. So though I’m not a patient person that doesn’t make me a bad mother.

Maybe He made me a mom to help me become more patient.

That’s definitely something to think about. Our children can bring out so much in us that we didn’t know was lying dormant (so can our husbands for that matter). If we never are challenged in life then how do we know what our weaknesses are? Whether it’s not being patient or not being affectionate, we all have struggles in parenting and they don’t make us a bad parent. They make us flawed humans whom the Father wants to help.

If you feel you just aren’t cut out for being a Mother because of this or that, may be you should ask why you feel that way. Ask what makes you feel like a bad mother? When you are alone and think about the day, what makes you sigh in regret? That is the thing to conquer. It isn’t a trait you have to live with forever. The Father can help you and He will.

All people and situations are in our live to help reshape us back into His image. Don’t reject it, embrace it. Our husband and children can be the biggest tool He uses in the refining process. Cause we’re all just clay on the Potter’s wheel being made into something beautiful.

Father, thank You for being so merciful towards us. Thank You for loving us too much to leave us as we are found. Thank You for pushing our limits to reveal our weakness. We want to be the best Mom that You desire. Help us to see our flaws as the opportunity to call on You and to grow to who You want us to be. Our flaws do not define us, but they can refine us if we will allow them too. Continue to open our eyes to our weakness so we can allow You to be strong through us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

II Corinthians 12:9

He Will Never Let You Down






I’ve been thinking about the goodness of the Father and His loyalty. I’ve learned a lot this past year about myself and humankind. I’ve learned humankind will let you down and let you down big, that includes myself, in case you were wondering. We break promises, breech covenants, and aren’t loyal. We let others down intentionally and accidentally. It’s in our blood and something we will fight the rest of our lives.






But our Father. He is loyal. He will never let us down. No matter what.

If we think He has let us down. We need to dig in the scriptures to recount His faithfulness to our spiritual forefathers. Unlike man. He is perfect in all His ways. He loves us when we are detestable and just plain ugly. I don’t believe He is happy with our behavior at certain times, but He is always loyal to us. He is faithful to us when we are so unfaithful to Him. His promises never change, it’s our actions/behaviors that will change some of the blessings He promises.

He never lies, unlike man.

He never acts to benefit for Himself, unlike man.

He never misleads to control, unlike man.

So our best bet is to put all our hope in Him. He is the only being we can completely know without a doubt that won’t let us down. And frankly, that’s how I like it. I wouldn’t want a God I could understand or relate too. Then, He wouldn’t be a God, not worthy of all glory and honor.

If you’ve been let down (we all have), don’t stay angry (because you will become angry), but acknowledge the facts and forgive. Forgiveness is essential to have a thriving life and spiritual walk. Never let the knowledge go wasted, but don’t harbor hurt. Be thankful we have a God and Father that we can put our full trust in at all times.

He desires for us to trust Him and to imitate Him in all our ways, so let’s anchor in Him alone for the rest of our days.

Father, thank You for being a loyal God. You never lie, deceive, manipulate, or use us. You are our only hope truly. Help us to let go of the hurt when we are let down. Help us to remember how it feels to be let down and try our best not to let others down intentionally. May we not forget the lessons we learn from each other, the good and bad. We desire to imitate You in all our ways, but we need Your Holy Spirit to empower us. We want to love one another as You have commanded us too. It’s not easy, but it is attainable. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

For the word of the Lord is right, and all His work is trustworthy.

Psalm 33:4

Home: A Worthwhile Investment


Home. It’s something I’m passionate about.

A safe haven and an atmosphere to thrive.

A place to teach and instruct.

Somewhere to always feel welcomed and loved.

I have to constantly be reminded how important our role as parents is to our society. As Mothers, we have to fight hard against the naysayers as we strive to be the Mother the Father wants us to be. Whether you are a stay-at-home Mom or a working outside of the home Mom we face battles. If you stay at home, you are seen as not motivated, not intelligent, and homely. If you go to work outside of the home, you are seen as uncaring, self-serving, and not in touch. Both have stereotypes and that will never change. What shouldn’t change is our desire to create a space where our children, our husband, and ourselves can grow and learn together.

We have a ministry within the four walls of our home and it’s the most important in my opinion. If we believe ministry begins when we walk out of the doors of our home, we’re sadly mistaken. Preaching the gospel and discipleship begins before we ever leave our homes. If we aren’t putting time into home, then all else is done in vain. Homes make up society and if homes are broken then won’t society be broken also?

Loving our husbands because they are our first neighbor. Caring for our children because they are of our flesh. If we could truly grasp the weight of doing those, I think we would all become more aware and in tune. We have to reject the lies from the part of society that says what we do inside our homes doesn’t matter. We have to refuse to believe that our role as Mothers doesn’t really have that much influence over our children, husbands, and homes. Those are lies from Satan that are to distract us and make us feel less worthy.

This journey of parenting is anything, but easy. I know I’m not the only one who has constantly battled thoughts of unworthy and not important. I remember being a first time Mother wondering what good was my “job” and feeling like what I did was meaningless. The fruit from our labor isn’t as public as some and it certainly isn’t as fast sowing. To the common eye, what we do as parents does seem meaningless. We give up a lot to raise, disciple, bond, and learn with our children. It’s a process of learning to be selfless and it’s not fun or easy.

So for those who choose that path of the road less traveled to be unconventional it will be a constant battle. It will be a rewarding end though. They are arrows and we can help aim them in the direction that pleases the Father no matter what society tell us. What we do matters and our home matters more than anything. If you are connected to the vine (God), then you have an unending source of strength, comfort, and joy. He is the only way in which we can parent and see good fruit. It doesn’t come from ourselves and obviously not from society. He is our refuge, counselor, guide, and help in the good and bad times.

Don’t allow Satan to deceive you into believing your role as Mother doesn’t matter and isn’t influential. Don’t give up and don’t give in. Stand with your hands lifted high to the One who has called you to this work.

Father, thank you for those who encourage us in the fight of parenting. It is hard and tiring, but be our strength. Help us to see what we do matters as parents, as Mothers. Help us to block out all the negative thoughts and opinions about intentional parenting. Your Word is the only truth and want to stand on it. Help us to see our children as You see them. Help us realize we only have a little while to train, disciple, love, teach, and bond with our children. Help us to make the most of these years so we don’t look back with much regret. We want children that love You and respect others. Help us to be that example and continuing in the trenches with our family doing Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the sons born in one’s youth.

Psalm 127:4

Asking the Wrong Question


Each year for as long as I can remember, I have written down goals for the upcoming year. I’ve always tried to be realistic, yet not too easy on myself. I think believers share a lot of the same goals. You know, goals for growing spiritually, trying to educate ourselves more by reading books, and getting in better shape. Those goals are great and there’s noting wrong with them. Any goal that helps us become better than what we are is a great one.

As I was thinking about the last year and thinking about goals for the new year, it dawned on me… I’ve not ever asked what does He want for my new year? Sure I’ve prayed about my goals and all that, but I haven’t ever asked Him what He desires for me to accomplish for the year. Have you?

So that’s what I started doing this past week. I started asking the Father what did He desire of me throughout the year. I kept hearing and seeing the word worthy and the scripture in Colossians 1:10 kept coming to mind.

So that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God.
He desires me to live in a suitable manner for Him. It pleases Him when I bear fruit and grow in more understanding of Him. We can walk in a manner that bears His name and reputation. When I grow in more understanding of Him, I can do all the goals which I desire.
I will grow spiritually in my walk..
I will become more patient with my children..
I will be more thoughtful towards my husband..
I will grow into the woman He desires for me…
Most of our goals are wrapped up in understanding Him more and growing in our relationship with Him. That is the most important and leads to a content and pleasing life. Our life goal should be to follow and obey the Father with all that’s in us. Take some time seeking the Father and asking what He desires for you in this new year. He’ll speak to you and show you just what you need.
Father, thank You for speaking to us and opening our eyes up to what You desire. We want to please You with our life and deeds. We don’t want to waste our time on fruitless actions. We want our actions to be worthy of You. Help us to live in a manner that bears Your name and reputation. Help us to surrender everyday to You and seek Your will to follow. Help Your Word light our path and guide us each step of the way. We praise You for Your holiness and faithfulness. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Hello To A New Year


It’s been another challenging, yet fruitful year for our family. As always, it was a year of changes and new things, joys and sadness, and birth and loss. We have been blessed and we have grown a lot. We really have nothing to complain about. I always love to reflect back on the year and try to remember and learn.

So here it goes… Somethings to encourage you…

Sometimes our greatest blessing comes when we let go of that which we think we need.

Sometimes we have to endure great pain to see the truth of a matter, which in the end we will be thankful to have known.

Sometimes the Father allows hurtful experiences to happen to rescue us from wickedness which we cannot see.

Sometimes we have to look reality square in the eye and ask the Father to mend our broken hearts.

Sometimes we have to suffer for the sake of others and have no recompense in return.

Sometimes we must love others even when they reject that love.

Sometimes our own worst fears do come to pass, but He is still God.

Sometimes we feel alone or abandoned, but no matter what the Father will never forsake us.

Sometimes we have to just stand back in awe of the intricate details of the Father’s plans.

Sometimes I have to stop seeing the bad, the hard, and the ugly as punishment and I have to start seeing it as opportunity to learn and grow.

No matter what your year held, there is always something to be thankful for, there is always a lesson to be learned, and there is always a reason to praise the name of Yahweh.

I look forward to what the next year holds. More learning of His ways and walking this journey He’s called us too. I hope you feel the same and seek Him with your whole heart.

How great is Your goodness that You have stored up for those who fear You and accomplished in the sight of everyone for those who take refuge in You.

Psalm 31:19

His View Wins


It’s hard to push out others thoughts about ourselves. I’ve always been pretty bad about letting what others think about who I am really overwhelm me at times, especially if it’s not true. I would worry and stress over it so much when I was younger. If I had to guess we all do it from time to time. Unfortunately, how someone views us does change how we feel about ourselves. Their thoughts may even be ones we’ve had about ourselves.

But you know what? That’s not what God wants us to be doing.

He sees what’s going on and He knows the truth about who we are. Of course, we’re not perfect and He knows that. Despite that fact, He still sees us as we truly are, not as others see us. He doesn’t want us stressing over how we think others feel about us. What they feel does not define us. It does not tell the truth about who we are in God. He created us and was pleased with His creation. We’re all really being reshaped back to His image, one that is wonderful and glorious.

We can’t let others opinions taint our minds and block the truth.

That doesn’t mean we don’t take counsel. We absolutely take counsel, but we don’t have to believe opinions that don’t line up with our character. There will be times when we have naysayers after us and we just have to hold our head high. We have to remember what God says about us. If we’re seeking Him and following His ways, then we know what He thinks and that’s what we have to focus on. We have to remind ourselves what the Father says about us. It can be hard to drain out the voices at times, but He will help us overcome.

Just remember, no matter what others say about you or feel about you..

You are treasured.

You are His.

You are loved.

Father, thank You for seeing us better than we can ourselves. Help us to focus on Your words about ourselves and not the words of others. We do mess up and we do need work, but You call us a workmanship. You created us in Your image and we desire to be that way again. Help us to block out the voices of naysayers and fill our minds with Your words. Help us to forgive those who may speak ugly words about us. Remind us to be mindful of what we say about others and how we feel when we’re the ones being talked about. May our view be as You see us. In Jesus’ name, Amen


I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well.

Psalm 139:14