As Shocking as it may be, Not Everyone Likes You

surprised disbelief

There’s a new game show on TV right now called “Snap Decision”—people see a picture then listen to a brief video interview then are asked a series of questions about the individual. The premise? Can you accurate “judge” someone from a photo or brief interaction? It’s actually a fun show because no matter how much you […]

The Ladies of Leyton Grove

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I can’t believe I got through that! Truth is I’ve said that a lot over the past 7 years. Life happens to all of us, so the challenges I’ve faced are not unique, or shall I say possibly not as tragic to you as they felt to me, but to me my life was just downright hard for an extended period of time. The amazing thing is, I made it through with my head held high and a smile on my face, day by day, piece by piece, by the wonderful grace of God… and the Ladies of Leyton Grove.

I so want to quit!

the scale

Week 3, day 4 and still far off from the promised results of my new diet. “Up to 20 pounds in 28 days…just stick with it for the entire 28 days, no excuses.” Another “new” diet, trying to get back to where my body is used to being before the last 5 years of stress, […]

Oh the Places You’ll Go

Oh the Places you'll go...

Life certainly has its ups and downs. One day you’re on “Cloud 9.” Another day you find you’re in the pit of despair (sometimes for no apparent reason). What God has taught me is that His mercies truly are new every morning. He has plans for us–plans for good and not for evil. And no matter how dismal your circumstances may be at the moment, God is there. He sees you. He cares for you and he has a plan for you (Psalm 139). Reach up and hold on. We don’t know the future but God does and tomorrow just might be the day things all come together. Many time I’ve been encouraged by Galatians 6:9
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Four Steps Forward Three Steps Back

just keep swimming

I get discouraged and hear the whispers “there you go again. You will NEVER reach your goal. You always give up.” But the truth is whenever you hear the whispers of “NEVER” and “ALWAYS” it is a lie. No one ALWAYS fails. We just sadly focus on the losses rather than the wins. I love the words of Dori–“just keep swimming just keep swimming.” We will get there if we don’t grow faint and give up. Be encouraged today by the words of Paul found in Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Wanna Recharge Your Life?

Ready for a recharge? Want to find long term peace and fulfillment? Come to my 4 wk EQUIP class 10:45am April 5th, Easter Sunday and learn how. See you there! @Gateway Church (gatewaypeople.com) Southlake http://equip.gatewaypeople.com/classes/05-04-2015/lasting-renewal #GatewayEquip, #GatewayPeople Next Meeting Date : Sunday | Apr 5 | 10:45am In Romans 12:2 Paul tells us, “Do not […]

The Gift of the “Almost”

What is it about “almost” that we get over it too fast? The ALMOST killed, the near miss, the startle that passes. Are we skimming over those moments too quickly and not using them as wakeup calls to stop and appreciate all that God is doing for us in the details of our lives? Life […]