You Are Enough in Christ

Stop wondering, stop questioning God's love. There is absolutely nothing you can do to separate yourself from the love of God- NOTHING. Say it a loud in the mirror, whisper it into the silence of your heart. Declare this truth for all to hear: You are enough in Christ!

Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.                   Colossians 2:8-10 NLT

I just want to remind you that you are enough.

Your feeble hands, your struggling heart, and the painful scars of your past.

When you feel like each day is the same as the next- home with the kids and you feel weary. Working to make ends meet. Juggling expectations from the many hats you wear: wife, mom, friend, co-worker, a daughter. You are enough.

You may feel alone, lonely, and unloveable. Rejection and heartache are weighing heavily upon you: hear it again, you are enough.

You may wonder how God can love you.

You may wrestle with fears of the future.

You are enough.

In the moments you may have responded with anger- you are enough.

When you stumbled through your day- tripping on temptations and embracing the lies.

The deep, dark secret shames you carry- you are enough.

Hand them over. Stop beating yourself up. Receive His forgiveness once and for all, and then walk confidently in freedom!

Stop wondering, stop questioning God’s love. There is absolutely nothing you can do to separate yourself from the love of God- NOTHING.

Say it out loud in the mirror, whisper it into the silence of your heart.

Declare this truth for all to hear:

You are enough in Christ!

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Our Identity in Christ- Write 31 Days

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You Are Secure

You are Secure

That’s plain enough, isn’t it? You’re no longer wandering exiles. This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone. God is building a home. He’s using us all—irrespective of how we got here—in what he is building. He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now he’s using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together. We see it taking shape day after day—a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home. – Ephesians 2:19-22 NLT

I can’t help but get discouraged this election season. Each day new controversies, lies, and rumors of war flood my news feed. I look at my four children and try to keep my troubled heart steady with each negative headline. Financial crisis, terror attempts, blatant evil on the rise. My security feels flimsy, and the future looks hopeless.

It’s hard to remember that this world is not my home.

You Are Salt and Light

You Are Salt and Light- Let’s live in our true identity, as a shining reflection of who God is in our lives. Let’s allow Him to show His power in changing us daily to be more like Him--the most beautiful one of all.

“Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:13-16 MSG

I didn’t realize all the research that went into the purchase of my wedding ring. But my husband took the job very seriously; we went ring shopping with a notebook full of his questions to ask the jeweler. I thought all I had to do was point out the one I thought would look amazing on my ring finger, but I was clueless! The only jewelry I wore was a pair of itty-bitty diamond earrings given to me by my grandmother. I gave my husband-to-be complete freedom to choose, telling him I would love anything he picked out. And I did! What a treasure–a token of love, a symbol of our marriage, a daily reminder of his promise to me.

You Are Saved by Grace

Saved by Grace

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works so that no one can boast.  -Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV-

Christ, in all of his perfection, glory, and authority was stripped down to the lowliest of lows to bear the burden of all my guilt and shame.

He was laughed at, beaten, falsely accused for me.

He didn’t defend himself; he didn’t make excuses or shift the blame.

He bore it beautifully. His eyes were filled with love as he experienced the anguish of his suffering.


Those three words grip my heart. Right there, at that very moment, Jesus uttered his last breath declaring to the world that he saved all of humanity.

You Are Kept Safe

You are Kept Safe

 “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8

This verse has a special place in my heart. I cannot tell you how many times I have turned to this scripture when I am struggling with sleep. Today I would love to share the moment when the Lord led me to this verse. It still plays vividly in my mind even after happening thirteen years ago.

We lived right smack in the middle of tornado alley. That crazy weather corridor of the United States where wicked spring storms fire up out of nowhere every late afternoon and continue well on into the early morning hours. We were stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for four years during my husband’s time in the Army.

You Are Free in Christ

You Are FREE in Christ!


‘For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.’ – Romans 6:6-7-

We are freed from the bonds of sin through Jesus’ death on the cross, but we sometimes choose to remain in captivity.

Introduction: Remind Me Who I Am

write 31 days- our identity in christ

“Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.” ― Brennan Manning

I daily struggle with remembering who I am.

I question my worth and doubt my place in kingdom work. I belittle the gifts and talents the Lord has given me. I put down the body He miraculously fashioned, the hand-picked DNA combinations that make me uniquely me. I allow what others think about me become gospel truth,

Even When It Hurts: The Refining Process of Suffering

Even When It Hurts

Diamonds- they are precious and they are rare. They require time and intense conditions to form. There was a purification process.

The Natural History Museum states: “Diamonds are crystals of pure carbon that form under crushing pressures and intense heat.”  It didn’t happen overnight. Pressure, heat, and waiting years for someone to unearth them. Of course, when found they are in their rough form. An ordinary rock with sharp, dirty edges; unremarkable on the outside but filled with extraordinary significance on the inside.

Crushing pressure and intense heat.

This process required miserable conditions in an extreme environment to transform a worthless piece of carbon into a brilliant, flawless, priceless gem.

And just like the refining process of the beautiful diamond, our lives are often met with seasons of miserable conditions. Life is ripe with struggles.  They can come in many forms and with varying intensities. They may hit us square on, or silently pull at us when someone we love is navigating through their own rough waters of crisis. Finances, a terminal illness, a child wrestling with depression, or a marriage hanging by a thread. We are tempted to shake our fist at heaven while our hearts whisper in pain: “Unfair”; “Unbearable”; “Where is God?”.

Crushing pressures and intense heat.

On Failing Well- Confessions of a First Time Small Business Owner

On Failing Well

I had big dreams with my little clothing shop. Designing tees for women to remind them of who they are in Christ. Love notes in the form of comfy tees speaking truth. I envisioned this shop to be a place where dear sisters in Christ would buy shirts to remind their friends, family members, co-workers that they were loved. Scripture-based messages to share with a hurting world.