Each of us lives our life on a journey, what we call our story. Experiences build chapters that mold us into who we are today and who we are becoming. We have a responsibility to learn from our past hurts and become better for it, not bitter.
Here is one chapter of my story.
As a young child, I was unpopular. I was overlooked and bullied. No one knew who I was.I can remember other kids talking about the popular kids, saying, "Oh, she is with so-and-so,” maybe cousins or best friends with someone of influence. But I was not connected with any well-known individual.
I didn't have designer clothes. Kids laughed at the colorful vests my mom crocheted for me. We shopped at K-mart or a good J.C. Penney sale. My sneakers were the K-mart special. All the kids knew it and let me know it. I can remember begging for better shoes.
Finally, in 8th grade I got a pair of Jordache jeans for Christmas. In the 80s all the popular kids were wearing them. I wore them every...
Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed, needing a place of retreat? I know there are plenty of times I do. I just need to get away from my surroundings to think, clear my mind, and focus on Jesus. I know when I’m struggling, it means I have lost sight of Jesus’ saving power.
Do you find yourself trying to do life on your own? Relying own your own strength to get you by? Yeah, me too. It is so important for us to refocus and really learn how to give up control, yet still participate and be intentional with our lives.
I get this question all the time. Debbie, how? How do I trust Jesus? How do I give up control, yet live my life?
Here is what I have learned. When I am in His Word daily, seeking Him for guidance, walking very closely, listening for His voice, I go to Him for everything. I don’t get out of bed before talking with Him, praying to Him, giving Him praise for being my God. I acknowledge my great need for Him and ask Him to help me.
For me, this is what...
Friends, there are so many scriptural references to a farmer, the seeds he plants, and his harvest.
Many of us are waiting for a certain crop to yield fruit, but what have we planted? How much did we plant?
We cannot expect to plant one row of seeds and harvest a storehouse. Nor can we expect to plant weeds and gain a carrot or a head of cabbage.
The Bible says that he who sows sparingly will reap sparingly and he who sows plentifully will reap plentifully. The question is, exactly what are we sowing, and how much?
What are you looking to gain? Sow it. Looking for friends? Become a friend. Need finances? Give to someone in need.
If you sow sparingly, you will reap sparingly; if you sow plentifully, you will reap plentifully. It’s the Law of Sowing and Reaping.
What is one thing you can do today to multiply the harvest you desire?
"But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully." 2...
Hello and welcome to my little corner of the web! I thought I’d begin by sharing a bit about what you can expect from me in future posts.
The world as we know it has transformed itself through the centuries. The cities hold an array of cultures, ideas, religions, and traditions. What if we could hone in on individuals to understand the way they think, move, desire, and contribute to society?
My heart's desire is to:
As I pray and seek God for blog content, I believe He will bless with new revelation and encourage us all for truth and righteousness.
I’m not ashamed to share that I am a born again believer in Jesus Christ who aims to build unity. My desire is to lead a community whose foundation is love, grace, and forgiveness.
I believe myself to be an...
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