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The battle belongs to the Lord. The victory is ours!

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On my darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved and unworthy, I remember Whose daughter I am and I straighten my crown.  Lord, let me bring honor to Your Name. Wake up the sleeping giant of this nation. I am intoxicated in Your Great Love. My Lord, my savior, I am overwhelmed with Your hope and by Your presence. I am thankful that I am here for such a time as this. Unleash Your angelic host. We're about to experience the most awesome powerful warfare. You are the righteous God. I am picking up my shield and I will be loosed of the lies that held me down. I am putting on the battle shoes to march with the army of the Lord. I am picking up my helmet and putting it back on and believing that I am who God says I am. I am overwhelmed by the presence of God. I feel and I hear His voice. I can hear the terrifying roar of the lion of Judah tribe. The one that is the name above all names, that is seated on the throne. I can literally hear the urgency of the hour that we live in. All the

When there is something you really want, fight for it.

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While some people know how to press on and get what they want out of life, many people don't try hard enough for anything. If it takes much effort they simply give up or they discount any warrior skills they could possibly develop. They don't know what it is like to go to war for anything. It often times takes blood, sweat and tears. If you really want something you have to work at it and for it. That is how I was taught. You have heard the saying "Anything worth having is worth working for." "Nothing comes easy." But truly if the "going gets tough, people these days seem to give up." Here are a few of my biggest examples in my life. My husband and I were married when we were 16 and 22. We were separated twice in our first 7 years of marriage. When I fell to my knees and gave all I had to Jesus Christ at 23 years old our lives changed forever. I stood in faith and I was not willing to give my children's lives up to another statistic of d

Ten Steps to Restore Your Marriage. How Your Marriage can be Saved.

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I have shared on this page our on marriage story pouring out my heart and becoming vulnerable to all in order to help others understand that yes your marriage can be healed. I know so many think its over, but Jesus can and will heal anything, but you must ask. I found helpful site that is so very good, loaded with great insight, powerful hope and awesome Godly information. Please come and check it out. It will open your eyes to things you may not even be thinking about even if you have a good marriage, a hurting one, or one headed for an end. It never is too late. Its worth your time to read. Its worth getting your hopes up. The main thing that kept me hoping and believing was that I didn't want our children to be another statistic of divorce. They never asked to be born and have to live in a broken family. I wanted more for them. I wanted more for ourselves. I got so much more than I could have ever hoped for because Jesus was involved. Read "Our Marriage Story located on

Lent and Sacrifice; What is in it for You? Just How Strong are You?

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For those who truly know me you know Lent matters to me. I am not catholic but I have always felt that if God could give His only son for me then there is always something I can sacrifice for Him. In order for it to be a sacrifice it has to really mean something to me. So Ash Wednesday is the start date and that is the 17th of February. I ask that you begin today thinking of what you can either give up and take on to do that would really mean something for God in your life. My first Lent that I observed was 11 years ago. I gave up my Diet Coke which I was addicted too, drinking nearly three liters a day. I had given up my number one beverage before, but this time I gave it to God and I attribute very little withdrawls this last time to that very fact it was now God's. And after about 18 days into this 40 days I realized if I could go without it for that long I could go without it forever. I haven't had a drop since because honestly I didn't need something to control me a

It's Time to Question Your World and Rise up and Roar!

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Would you rather wake up on your own or have someone wake you? Have you ever been sedated? And why would a person/people need to be sedated? What are you able to do when you are sedated? Can you think for yourself? I know sheep would rather you tell them what to do and where to go, but not I. How about you? Or are you too busy counting those sheep to pay attention to what is really happening? Why would anyone want to take down and block information and keep you from forming your own opinion? Unless of course, they are hiding the truth and at all costs they can't be exposed. Possibly could it be that they don't want you to have a belief or an opinion and they maybe hiding a whole lot from you, no matter their cost or reputable business reputation? Could it be that they are not whom you thought they were? Couldn't things have changed over time from what you felt you used to know? How do you continue to put your trust in that if you never question it? Because you realize

Faith is the Substance of Things Hoped for. The Evidence of Things Unseen.

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I have a testimony of faith, of standing in believing what God has told me, what He has promised me. I am so surprised by the amount of every day people that I know that do not have that kind of mainstay type of faith. They can't see beyond the things that cannot be seen. They only see and hear in what they see in the here and now. Its so disappointing to see them cower to giving in and giving up. I pray that they have their moment of awakening and they will be thankful once they do. Of course we each one get discouraged from time to time, sometimes even in moments of each day. Sometimes it is a matter of learning how to discipline our emotions and sometimes we simply need others around us that hold us accountable to continue to fight the good fight against feeling discouraged, doing things that help keep us uplifted. Other times we just need to be in the fellowship of our family and friends. I believe we are about to step over that thereshold into a time where we will not o

Selfishness to Selflessness. What does that Mean? Especially in Marriage.

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Many people look back at their twenties and realize just how young they truly were. Thats the funny thing about getting older,…the realizations of how far we have come. Some people will share how they were only say 19 or 21 when they got married. But I was a kid when I said I do. And a year later I became a mother. I was 16. I had a lot in front of me. At 19 I panicked realizing that I had always been somebody’s somebody. Somebody’s daughter, sister, wife and mother. Who was I? I had not even held a job. So I got one. No matter the things I or we went through or what things looked like, one thing remained true, I loved my man. He was my anchor. When I was 23 Even though I have known God all my life and was raised up in the church I truly fell to my knees to Christ Jesus. I surrendered my life to His Will. This is when I died to self. And it is from this point is when our marriage truly went from two people to living in the oneness of God. You can read more about our story but