Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Spoon...

I have the opportunity every month to write for Women Walking with Jesus, here's one of things my mother taught me...


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

It's here...

I've always been talker, but to place my words on paper, I thought you've got to be kidding...Lord. But He wasn't. Over seven years ago, He led me to the world of blogging where He wanted me to share my story (God's story) with whoever would read. No more hiding from my bad choices, selfish desires or pity-parties I would have from time to time.

Well, a new season has begun and He's asked me to step it up a notch. So, click on Women Walking with Jesus, come along and see how Jesus works it all out... every step, every trial, and every blessing.


Monday, February 24, 2014

A New Thing...

Isaiah 43:19 (NLT)
For I am about to do something new.
    See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?

Isn’t it exciting how God is always working in our lives. Even before we are aware of it. To think that girl who lived her life with lustful desires would one day be writing about Jesus…really? Yes, really.

Here’s how this ‘new’ thing that I have the privilege to be a part of got started. I meet Lisa Shaw over seven years ago through my blog and we immediately became sisters in Christ. Within a few months, my family made planned to take a vacation and to my surprise it lead to her neck of the woods. I was wonderfully treated as her guest for a day during our vacation and as the saying goes…history was made.

Throughout the years, I’ve grown to love and respect her as a woman of God. So when she asked me to join her and 12 other women each month on her site to share stories about real life, encouragement and our heart as Women walking with Jesus, I just had to say “yes!” So, I hope you’ll stop by every month to read, be blessed and begin your own journey of walking with Jesus.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Running to His Mercy Seat...

Her testimony led me to His Mercy seat...
She spoke with no shame. Her voice was calm as she made this confession… “I’ve had an abortion, and not one but four. I’m no longer ashamed. I’m forgiven and Jesus Christ changed my life.”

She stood there with confidence, as she continued on with her testimony behind the pulpit at my church over 10 years ago. It was her story I needed to hear, yet the voice in my head was shouting… “you must never let anyone know what happened on November 12, 1989, for if you do, you’ll be known as a “murder!” But then there was this other voice… softer, sweeter, tugging at my heart proclaiming “if you confess THIS secret and BELIEVE you are forgiven… ALL will be new again.”

It seemed like a lifetime ago, when words of confession flowed from this woman's mouth, it was living water to me. I’m thankful that our pastor gave her a platform to share the Truth of God, His Forgiveness and Grace to those of us who were running from the Mercy seat because of our abortion(s).

I’ve come a long way since that day… the day when the enemy tried to keep my “secret sin” a secret. Today, I proclaim God’s mercy toward my abortion with no shame and living in His forgiveness. God has given me many opportunities since then to share my story (God’s Story) and to help other women find healing on the road to His forgiveness.

On Sunday, January 19, 2014 we will have an opportunity to speak out for the Sanctity of Human Life. I believe God wants us to speak the truth. His truth can be spoken with compassion and conviction. Jesus did…with the woman at the well. On Sanctity of Human Life Sunday some churches will do all they can to bring awareness of how abortion has and is affecting us in our churches, communities and our country. While others will skim the surface hoping not to bring to much attention to a very controversial and political issue and I’m sad to say, there will even be churches that won’t mention “it” at all.

Revelation 12:11 (NIV) They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;