25th Jul2013

Running with a Purpose {In the Gym}

by Daenel

Running {Living Outside the Stacks}Truth: I haven’t been running as much or as consistently as I had planned. In fact, I’ve been a total fail at the whole running thing. And don’t get me started on meeting up with my new running group; I have yet to get the time and place right. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, seriously, but I’m gonna get it right.

Anyway, yesterday, I went on 3.11 mi run and it felt good. I’ve been trying to incorporate some of the lessons that I’ve been learning from The Runner’s Devotional: Inspiration and Motivation for Life’s Journey… On and Off the Road. Right now, I’ve just finished weeks one, two, and half of three of the readings; the themes are running with a purpose in both my spiritual and physical life and having a goal in mind. The readings talked about how running can be used in two ways: running away from something or running towards something. In our spiritual walk, we should be running away from sin and running towards God. Both of these acts {as does the physical act of running} requires faith, strength, and endurance.

So, yesterday, I decided to do three things to change the way I run, just to see if I could make that spiritual connection:

  • Pray before and after I run ~ I asked for endurance and strength; I ran my first mile non~stop in 11 min 40 sec. It was like I was mounted up on the wings of an eagle {Isaiah 40:31}.
  • Listen to gospel music ~ There’s nothing that inspires more than hearing people sing praises to God and, OK, lemme tell ya, when I Can Only Imagine came on I just wanted to run harder and faster into my savior’s arms.
  • Smile ~ I know that sounds weird but it made me feel so much better. My daughters told me that I look mean when I run, so I thought why not try smiling. Not crazy lady smile, but a softening of my facial area. I felt more relaxed and people responded to me differently. And I responded to them differently as well.

Running {Living Outside the Stacks}I’ve also learned a few things about how the things I do or don’t do affect my runs. Some of these are no brainers but I’m going to share them anyway:

  1. Eating breakfast is a must ~ If I don’t eat breakfast, I’m starving by lunch time and this leads me to eat junk. A run fueled by junk is not a good run. At all.
  2. Drink water like my life depends on it ~ No matter how hard I try, I cannot out run dehydration. It’s hot. I’m sweating. Enough said.
  3. Always stretch before and after a run ~ Even seasoned runners have to stretch their muscles, so you know I have to flex. I’m 40 and new to running, things aren’t as bendy and flexible as they used to be.
  4. Sometimes pain is pain ~ One of the first sayings that I pinned on Pinterest about running stated: “Pain is fear leaving the body.” As nice as that sounds, sometimes pain is pain and you just have to stop.

My goal this week is to focus more on God while I run and listen to what He has to say to me.

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29th Mar2013

No Greater Love {In the Church}

by Daenel

No Greater Love {Living Outside the Stacks}

The hubs likes to say “love is not a feeling, it’s an action”; it demands the individual to do something that requires sacrifice on his or her part. Jesus set the example for love when he gave his life for us way back on calvary. John 15:13 says: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend.” Even in our sinful state, Jesus loved us enough to call us “friend” and take the punishment for our sins.

And this was not just any death, this was a most brutal death. He was whipped, spit upon, beat up, battered, bloodied and then nailed to a cross. His death was as gruesome, ugly, and nasty as the sins we commit. But, here’s the good part, out of something so awful, came something so beautiful: the gift of eternal life. To receive it, all you have to do is confess with your mouth and believe with your heart that Jesus is Lord, then you are saved {Romans 10:9~10}.

12th Feb2013

Seeing His Word Clearly {In the Church}

by Daenel

We must worship in spirit and in truth {Living Outside the Stacks}

When I was about seven years old, my mom took me to have my vision tested. My teachers had noticed that I was squinting a lot and having a difficult time reading the chalk board. Up until that point, I didn’t realize that I couldn’t see. I seriously thought my issues were due to white chalk on a not~so~clean blackboard. It wasn’t until the doctor started playing with the lenses and asking me to pick which one was clearer that I realized how little of the world I was seeing. Once he settled on a prescription, the doctor ordered my glasses and told us to come back to pick them up.

I remember the day we got the call that my glasses were ready; I was so excited to pick up my new specs. I thought of all the books I’d read, TV I’d watch, games I’d play… I skipped into the optometrist’s shop and modeled my new glasses in the mirror, smiling as I saw myself clearly for the very first time. What I wasn’t prepared for was what happened when we walked outside and I saw trees for the very first time. I mean, I really clearly saw the trees and was flabbergasted. I tugged on my mom’s sleeve, looked her in the face and said “Mom, I didn’t know trees had separate leaves.”

All of my life, I’d only seen trees as brown sticks with a blur of green, red, and yellow on top. I saw individual leaves on the ground, but never individual leaves growing on a branch.

Sometimes that’s the way I feel when God’s word speaks to me; like I’ve read the verse but never understood the individual words. I see things through a haze and a blur until I take the time to view His word through His lens. John 4:24 {KJV} says: “God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” When I try to focus on His words on my own, I feel like that little girl, squinting and struggling to see; but when I stop and pray, I see the individual leaves…

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22nd Jan2013

The Power of the Tongue {In the Church}

by Daenel

Speak wisdom {Living Outside the Stacks}

On Sunday morning we had a guest speaker at our church named Evangelist Rodney Warren. He often speaks at our church in our pastor’s absence and I enjoy listening to him because I always learn something. Which is a good thing because, well, that’s part of the reason why we go to church, right? For the past year or so, the Lord has been dealing with me on two fronts: my temper and my mouth.

I have a pretty bad temper. Not an I’ll cuss you out or cut you kinda temper but an I will verbally cut you down to size and do my best to inflict as much emotional harm as possible kinda temper, which can be just as bad as cutting someone. The hubs likes to say that words are like mud against a white wall, you can wash it away but the stain remainsAnd over the years I’ve done my fair share of staining.

Anyway, as Evangelist Warren was speaking the two verses that kept bouncing around in my head were:

Ephesians 4:26

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

And

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Wow! How many times have I laid in my bed thinking of all the hurtful things I could have/should have said in response to whatever has gotten me going? How many times have I wrestled against the angry text? How many times have I thought people should be grateful we now have cell phones and I can’t call them and slam the phone down? I was the queen of the phone slam, y’all. In my anger, I was sinning because I was going to bed and waking up angry. Actually, I was going to bed, laying there, falling asleep and waking up angry. And, goodness knows, I was thinking all sorts of awful stuff. For the record, if you’re thinking it, you might as well say it….

The Bible doesn’t say don’t get angry; Jesus got angry (remember he threw the money changers out of the temple in Matthew 21:12~13) but Jesus did not sin. As Christians, we are called to be Christ like in all aspects of our life, on a daily basis. I know that I haven’t lived up to the standard that he has set for me but I’m publicly acknowledging my sin and asking for God’s grace and forgiveness. And to all of those who’ve been hurt by my words, I ask that you forgive me as well. From this day forth, I speak life, love and blessings on you and your loved ones.

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17th Dec2012

Be Strong {Words of Encouragement}

by Daenel

Be Strong {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’ve gone back and forth over whether I should write anything about the tragedies in Connecticut and China that occurred last week… How do I respond to the senseless taking of innocent lives? What words of comfort do I offer to those who’ll be left with the physical and mental scars? There simply aren’t enough words to convey the sympathy that I feel for all of those who’ve been touched directly by these tragedies.

I can’t begin to say I understand how the parents feel to lose their children in such a senseless manner, but I do understand the spirit of fear that grips your heart when you’ve been touched by the unimaginable. But God did not give us a spirit of fear, he wants us to face each day with renewed strength and courage. To those who are dealing with grief, fear, and anger I want to say draw strength from your family and friends, accept the kindness of strangers,  and lean on  the Lord.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Always.

07th Dec2012

Things That Leave Me Scratchin’ My Head {Coffee Talk}

by Daenel

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}1. Let me state for the record that I believe in that Jesus Christ is the son of God and the only way to Heaven is through Him (John 14:6, Romans 10:9~10). If you’d like to read more about my beliefs, read my Statement of Faith. There was a reason for that, I promise… A school field trip to see a church production of “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown” was cancelled because of atheist complaints. The organization said students shouldn’t be exposed to a production with Christian themes during a school trip. Seriously, guys, it’s Charlie Brown. The parent was going to allow their child to attend the production for fear of the child being singled out for ridicule. blank stare How about instead of having everyone  cater to you and your needs, you teach your child to stand up for your beliefs? There are many, many things that my kids encounter on a daily basis that go against my beliefs, I don’t shield my kids from that stuff; I explain to them what we believe and why I disagree with XYZ. You know what that does, it teaches your kids to respect and honor themselves and their beliefs. It also teaches them to think for themselves. If you truly believe what you say you believe, be prepared to defend it.

2. Oh, Penn State, as if your image hasn’t been tarnished enough, now you have sorority sisters making fun of Mexicans. Members of the Chi Omega sorority chapter posted pictures of themselves wearing sombreros and ponchos with signs that read “I  Don’t Cut Grass, I Smoke It”. dead How did you guys not know this was wrong? It’s racist, ladies!

What had you scratchin’ your head this week?

02nd Dec2012

Love {Advent Bible Study}

by Daenel

The focus of this week’s Advent study is LOVE. Love means to have a strong affection for anther arising out of kinship or personal ties. It also means to have an unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another.

Love ~ Advent Bible Study {Living Outside the Stacks}

SCRIPTURE

1 John 4:7 {KJV}

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

OBSERVATION

When I first looked up “Love” in the Webster’s Dictionary, the first entry was for maternal love, the second for romantic love and a bit further down, the love God has for mankind. This struck me as wrong. I know the dictionary isn’t a religious book but the first act of love ever demonstrated was when God sent His son to die for us {John 3:16, John 15:13).

God’s love is sacrificial, benevolent and unwarranted, this is how our love for one another should be.

APPLICATION

This week, we’re challenged to demonstrate our love for one another through random acts of kindness. I love this. For the last week, we’ve had a mitten tree at work for collecting articles of clothing such as gloves, hats and scarves for those in need. So I decided to crochet scarves to go on the tree. To me, nothing says love more than something handmade. And while, I may not ever meet the person who gets one of my scarves, I’ll know that somewhere out there, someone is keeping warm with God’s love through my hands.

PRAYER 

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the example that you gave us of perfect love. Thank you for giving us the greatest gift of all, eternal life through your son, Jesus Christ. I ask that on this week, you help me to find ways to demonstrate your love to anyone who crosses my path. Let them see you in me. And, Lord, bless each person who receives something from the mitten tree. Keep them strong and healthy. Reveal your love to them.

Amen

ABOUT THE STUDY

This month, I will be participating in the Advent Study, Keeping Our Hearts Focused on Jesus, hosted by the ladies at Good Morning Girls. Good Morning Girls are a group of Christian women who email, Facebook, Twitter and text message each other to keep them accountable for their quiet times. You can even catch them on Instagram, just follow the hashtag #goodmorninggirls.

Having quiet time in the Word is a great way to begin or end the day. It gives you time to focus on God and His will for your life as well as to renew and refresh your strength. I encourage you to take a few minutes out of your day and spend some time just reading and thinking about the Lord.

If you’re joining in, please leave a comment below so I can pray with you.

28th Nov2012

Hope {Advent Bible Study}

by Daenel

The focus of this week’s Advent study is HOPE. Hope means to anticipate or expect with confidence.

Advent Bible Study {Living Outside the Stacks}

SCRIPTURE

Jeremiah 33:15

In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land.

OBSERVATION

God promises His people that after their captivity has ended a righteous descendant from King David’s line will be born. The fulfillment of this promise is the birth of Jesus Christ, who is just and righteous.

APPLICATION

When I read this passage, I think of a new bud on a tree branch and all the promise that it holds. It represents new beginnings, a fresh start… When we trust in Jesus, we are reborn and our lives begin anew.

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the gifts of love, mercy and new beginnings given through the birth, death and resurrection of your son. There are no words to express the joy and hope that I have in knowing that I have been made brand new. And I ask that you touch the hearts of my friends, so they may know and accept you into their lives.

Amen.

ABOUT THE STUDY

This month, I will be participating in the Advent Study, Keeping Our Hearts Focused on Jesus, hosted by the ladies at Good Morning Girls. Good Morning Girls are a group of Christian women who email, Facebook, Twitter and text message each other to keep them accountable for their quiet times. You can even catch them on Instagram, just follow the hashtag #goodmorninggirls.

Having quiet time in the Word is a great way to begin or end the day. It gives you time to focus on God and His will for your life as well as to renew and refresh your strength. I encourage you to take a few minutes out of your day and spend some time just reading and thinking about the Lord.

If you’re joining in, please leave a comment below so I can pray with you.

27th Nov2012

Hope {Advent Bible Study}

by Daenel

The focus of this week’s Advent study is HOPE. Hope means to anticipate or expect with confidence.

Hope Advent Bible Study {Living Outside the Stacks}

SCRIPTURE

John 1:12 {KJV}

But as many as received him, to them gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

OBSERVATION

There are many who reject Jesus and His claims, but there are also many who believe His claims. And it is those who believe in Him, who will inherit the kingdom of God as His children.

APPLICATION

The gift of life is free to those who simply choose to accept that God in His mercy and grace looked down upon this world in all of its nastiness and offered up His son as the perfect sacrifice.

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for sending your son, even though His own people rejected Him, thank you for giving me the opportunity to accept Him. Thank you for the gift of salvation. I ask that you continue to lead me in your truth and help me to walk faithfully in your word.

Amen.

ABOUT THE STUDY

This month, I will be participating in the Advent Study, Keeping Our Hearts Focused on Jesus, hosted by the ladies at Good Morning Girls. Good Morning Girls are a group of Christian women who email, Facebook, Twitter and text message each other to keep them accountable for their quiet times. You can even catch them on Instagram, just follow the hashtag #goodmorninggirls.

Having quiet time in the Word is a great way to begin or end the day. It gives you time to focus on God and His will for your life as well as to renew and refresh your strength. I encourage you to take a few minutes out of your day and spend some time just reading and thinking about the Lord.

If you’re joining in, please leave a comment below so I can pray with you.

26th Nov2012

Preparing for Christmas {Advent Bible Study}

by Daenel

Last week, I briefly talked about how God has been dealing with me about the ways I’ve been using social media for His glory. Specifically, the fact that I haven’t been. I’ve been using my spaces on the web to talk about style, food, photography and all sorts of other things… There’s nothing wrong with that, I believe that God wants us to have fun, but I don’t want that to be all there is to me. I firmly believe that I’m living at this time and place for a reason. God has a purpose for me.

So I know it was nothing but God that lead me to an eBook called Reach: How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God by @laurakrokos and @angipratt. The book challenged me to look at how I’m using Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter to spread the message of God’s redeeming love. the book also made me examine the reasons why I had stopped focusing on my faith:

  • Fear of losing readers who don’t share my beliefs
  • Feelings of unworthiness

While my fears are very real, ultimately, my fear of disappointing God is greater. No matter what I do, I can’t earn God’s grace, it was a gift freely given because of His mercy (Titus 3:5). Furthermore, the Word tells me that His word will not return void (Isaiah 55:11). So even though not everyone will accept Christ, there will be some who will have their hearts pricked. And, last, but not least, we are commanded to go out and share the message of Jesus’s birth, death and resurrection (Mark 16:15).

I don’t want to waste the opportunity that I’ve been given.

And I can think of no better way to share the message of God’s love than to start at the beginning with the birth of my lord and savior, Jesus Christ. So tomorrow I will begin two Advent studies! I’ve never celebrated Advent before and probably wouldn’t have even thought about it had my friend, Ellen from Miss Stewart AKA Mrs. Seaman, not invited me to celebrate with her and her friends on Facebook.

In fact, I’m so new to the concept of Advent that I had to look it up. This research led me to Good Morning Girls and a cute little video that explains that Advent is basically preparing your heart for the arrival of a very special guest, Jesus Christ. You can watch the video by clicking here. I’d also been seeing #goodmorninggirls on Instagram and Twitter for the longest time, so I’m doubly glad to finally know what it stands for

Anyway, I look forward to sharing the message of Jesus Christ with you and I pray that you find comfort, joy and peace in the knowledge that Jesus was born, crucified and resurrected for you and for me.

12th Aug2012

Read the Bible in 90 Days {#B90Days}

by Daenel

#B90Days Read with Me 2012

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be serving as a member of the leadership team for the next session of #B90Days, hosted by Amy at Mom’s Toolbox. #B90Days is a 90 day Bible reading plan that helps you read the Bible from cover to cover. Because of the intense nature of the plan, this should not be considered a Bible study but an opportunity to read the most life changing book ever written.

As a member of the leadership team, my job will be to encourage the readers in my team through prayer, on Twitter and via our accountability group. I’ll also be posting words of encouragement here on my blog, so stay tuned for those.

B90Days Leadership Team 2012The next session runs from 20 August thru 17 November. If you’d like to read the Bible in 90 days, registration is open (just click here). You choose how you want to read:

  • Chronologically
  • Cover to Cover
  • Catholic

There’ll be weekly Twitter parties, using the hashtag #B90Days, make sure you follow @MomsToolbox. You can also follow along and keep up with the daily reading plans by liking Mom’s Toolbox on Facebook.

If you’re joining in, please leave a comment below so I can pray for you and encourage you through this process.

31st Jul2012

Faith {In the Church}

by Daenel

Faith Hebrews 11 and 1

26th Jul2012

Giving Thanks for the Small Things {This or That Thursday}

by Daenel

Shopping Cart and Sunlight

Sometimes I get so caught up in the big picture that I miss the little things. For example, I took this picture using Instagram because I thought the light coming off the setting sun was just beautiful. In fact, I was so awestruck by the evening sky that I didn’t even notice the lone shopping cart until after I had posted the picture. And it made me think, how many times have I been so involved in the “big” things of life that I forget to give thanks for the “little” things?

Life has no guarantees, in fact, Psalm 103:15~16 says: “The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.” {NIV} There are so many people who woke up in happiness and are going to bed in sorrow because they’ve lost someone due to accident, tragedy or illness. Either way that person is gone and the time to say “I love you” will never be again.

If you read 1 Thessalonians 5:16~18, we are told to “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” {NIV}

Right now I need to give thanks to God for the “small” moments in life:

  • the sound of my children’s laughter as they tease each other
  • the hubs’ contented smile as he sits in his favorite chair and reads a book
  • mom and dad who offer emotional and spiritual support
  • my brothers and sisters, by blood and by choice, who make me laugh
  • my church family who push me out of my comfort zone on a weekly basis
  • our dog who greets me each and every day as if he hasn’t seen me in years
  • the blessings that are too numerous to count

Downstairs, there’s a sign on my wall that says “It’s the small moments that make our lives big.” 

What do you take for granted? Are there little things that you miss because you’re grabbing at the big stuff?

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17th Jul2012

And God Called the Light Day {Faith}

by Daenel

Let There Be Light

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20th Jun2012

Thank You for Your Steadfast Love {Word Filled Wednesday}

by Daenel

Psalm 136:1

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16th Jun2012

Happy Father’s Day!

by Daenel

Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River

I’d like to wish all the dads out there a very happy Father’s Day. My prayer for each and every one of you is that you will show the love and guidance for your family that God has shown toward us.

05th Jun2012

His Works are Wondrous {Photography}

by Daenel

Wondrous Works

I’m fascinated by the sky. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, I’m always looking up at the sun, the clouds, the stars, the lightning, everything… It just amazes me that each and every day, from moment to moment really, that things can just look so different. God is an incredible artist, His works are wondrous and worthy of all praise.

What amazes you most about God’s work? Is it the colors in a rainbow? The sound of birds chirping?  The sweet smile on a child’s face? What makes you sit back and say “Look at God”?

A couple of times a week, I plan to share what I’ve learned from my discussions with the ladies from the Women’s Bible Café and my readings from the book  Knowing God by Name: A Personal Encounter by Mary Kassian. For more information on the study, you can check out the Women’s Bible Cafe on Facebook by clicking here.

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30th May2012

He is the Light {Word Filled Wednesday}

by Daenel

Light {Living Outside the Stacks}

Last week, the hubs, Miss 15 and I were driving into town when the hubs pulled over and said “You have got to get a picture of that sky!” It was the most spectacular looking thing we’d seen in just about forever. As I snapped away, I kept telling him, “I can’t quite capture the beauty…” I felt overwhelmed by the beauty that was before me…

This week as I read the section about God’s names of splendor, I was brought back to how I felt standing on the side of the road with my camera in hand. I felt overwhelmed. The Hebrew word for God’s name of splendor is OR OLAM or Everlasting Light. He is brilliant, magnificent, glorious, resplendent… He is the light in a world of darkness.

Right now we rely on the sun to give us light during the day and the moon and stars to provide light by night, but one day we will walk in the light of His presence {Isaiah 60:19}. Can you imagine? God is so brilliant that He can outshine the sun?

A couple of times a week, I plan to share what I’ve learned from my discussions with the ladies from the Women’s Bible Café and my readings from the book  Knowing God by Name: A Personal Encounter by Mary Kassian. For more information on the study, you can check out the Women’s Bible Cafe on Facebook by clicking here.

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22nd May2012

He Gave Me Life {Faith}

by Daenel

Creation

Sometimes I think what my mirror sees and what my camera sees are two different people. My reflection is always young and smiling, full of energy and ready to take on the day. My photographic image is about 30 lbs overweight with the slightest hint of crows feet forming in the corners of my eyes. I, like most women, pick myself apart, not realizing that when I criticize myself, I’m criticizing my creator. I’m calling into question His handiwork.

Psalm 139:14 says, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”  Emphasis mine. We are unique individuals ~ think of all the people on this planet, how many of them have your fingerprints? Even identical twins have their own fingerprints! How crazy cool is that? How can we not, knowing this, look in the mirror and stare at ourselves in awe and say “God, you did a great job. Thank you.”

So next time you look in the mirror and you start to pick yourself apart, remember you were created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27), so when you criticize yourself, you are criticizing the Almighty Creator.  Whoa, right?

A couple of times a week, I plan to share what I’ve learned from my discussions with the ladies from the Women’s Bible Café and my readings from the book  Knowing God by Name: A Personal Encounter by Mary Kassian. For more information on the study, you can check out the Women’s Bible Cafe on Facebook by clicking here.

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11th Apr2012

When I Think of the Goodness of Jesus {Word Filled Wednesday}

by Daenel

When I Think of the Goodness of Jesus {Word Filled Wednesday}

When we moved to Missouri, I tried not to think about all the things that I’d be giving up {a career that I loved, people I enjoyed working with on a daily basis, etc.} and focus on the things that I’d be gaining  {living closer to my family, a promotion for the hubs, etc.} but it was still scary.

I practically hyperventilated every time I thought about all the bills. Bills we still had to pay. On one salary. Yes, the hubs got a promotion but it didn’t come with a two~person salary increase. Our house in Pennsylvania still hasn’t sold. We have a kid in college, two in high school and one in junior high. And don’t get me started on the vehicles…

After one particularly vomit~inducing bill paying session, the hubs told me to write all of our bills on a sheet of paper and stick it in the Bible. I flipped my Bible open to Philippians 4:19:

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus

And I didn’t think anything else of it.

Until a few days ago when I realized that God has totally made a way out of no way and I hadn’t been thanking Him for it. God has so seamlessly blessed us that I didn’t even realize it was happening. Every month, God has given us enough money to meet all {not some} but all of our needs.

So when I think about the goodness of Jesus and all that He’s done for me and my family, my soul cries out Hallelujah, I thank God for saving me!

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