A Really Full Life


Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built. James Dobson Begin With the End in Mind This is advice I swiped from a book on blogging, but it really really applies to parenting as a Christian parent. You’ve gotta begin with the end in mind…. Read More

Today let’s talk about repentance~ Repentance is the first step toward a relationship with God. You don’t have to read very far in the Gospels to find out about repentance.  It’s the message preached by John the Baptist and when John was throw in prison Jesus came and preached the same message Himself.  It must be pretty important. What is it? Repentance is a change of mind. It happens when our thoughts… Read More

Who helped you grow into the person you are now? We’ve all had help getting where we are as people. Tonight as I watched The Golden Globes I listened to the winners thank their mentors. When I was a young wife and mother far from my own Mom God brought some special women into my life.  Of course I didn’t know they were mentors.  They probably didn’t think of themselves that way… Read More

Whose life isn’t a handful? While He walked among us we made Jesus’ life a handful! My guess:  He loved every minute of it.  His answer to our requests was always “I Will.”  Even people who didn’t ask, think of Peter’s mother-in-law,  received a healing touch.  When the disciples, excellent sailors who knew the Sea of Galilee like nobodies business, asked  Jesus to save them, He “rebuked the winds and the sea;… Read More

Zero to Hero Challenge Day 2 http://dailypost.wordpress.com/zero-to-hero/ This assignment made me think about the name I chose for this blog and in doing that I realized that on the surface it’s a TERRIBLE NAME. Who wants A REALLY FULL LIFE? Everyone wants a SIMPLE LIFE. AN EASY LEFE. A PEACEFUL LIFE. A PROSPEROUS LIFE. MAYBE EVEN AN EXCITING LIFE, but not a full life—if you take full to mean hectic, frantic, exhausting, stuck… Read More

Everything God made was good and intended to give us enjoyment and satisfaction. Don’t even try to argue with this truth. We have optic nerves and corresponding brain cells that perceive a vast array of colors and hues and bonus; the world is a virtual kaleidoscope of color. We have taste buds that enable us to actually enjoy the lush sweetness of a strawberry and the crisp tartness of citrus. Our sexual… Read More

Has Jesus called you out of the boat to walk on water? If you’ve known Him very long, He has. He’s still in the business of training disciples and He knows just how to raise the storm and make the waves crash all around us. And if we have any curiosity about greater faith and walking toward Him, He calls us to get out of the boat and move toward Him. When… Read More

Today we have a Smorgasbord of offerings that touch on the spiritual, physical, and practical aspects of our daily lives. Get a short devotional message from Anne Graham Lotz delivered to your Inbox daily. Anne is not only a serious Bible student and gifted teacher, she’s also a woman who has struggled with many of the same issues we face. Every day her thoughts on God’s word speak faith and strength, peace… Read More

When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: Psalm 126:1-2 What are you waiting for? In every heart there’s a longing. A yearning that waits. It’s just out of your grasp, just beyond your control, so you wait. Maybe you’re waiting for more light to show you the way. Or for a door… Read More

Throughout October we have examined the layers of truth describing the Proverbs 31 Woman. Now toward the end of this incredible passage we come to the words that pull on our heartstrings and stir a deep yearning to experience ourselves this joy, this long anticipated, greatly desired joy. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Proverbs 31:28 It’s not the praise we seek, but… Read More