When Rejection Deeply Hurts You

When Rejection Deeply Hurts You

Hi Friend, Have you ever been rejected, uninvited or felt unwanted by someone you love? I have and gosh, rejection it hurts. Deeply. Just recently Lysa TerKeurst released her latest book, Uninvited and based on the response a lot of other people are feeling deeply hurt too. Lysa's book came at just the right time as I was trying to process the pain of rejection (from a close friend) in my own life. Lysa helped me see rejection from a totally different perspective. Honestly, I had to Continue reading

Leah
The Promise of Something Amazing

The Promise of Something Amazing

**This week's prize winner is Linda Hughes. Thanks to everyone for submitting such great comments!** *********************** It was totally out of the ordinary and I loved every minute. Heading up to the mountains with enough snacks to feed a small army, I was determined to make the next two days intentional and wonderful. After a 2 hour drive of winding up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway, I was excited to finally be reunited with friends. We visited for a while then decided it was time Continue reading

Leah
Our Relationship Has Changed

Our Relationship Has Changed

**This week's prize winner is Cheryl Downing. Thanks to everyone for submitting such great comments!** *********************** To say that my relationship with God has changed a little over the years would be a gross understatement. God has walked with me through a lot of hard stuff and carried me when I wanted to quit my calling. We've faced ... Ups and downs. Victories and challenges. Unexpected surprises and squashed dreams. And every time I've felt beaten down and frustrated Continue reading

Leah
5 Benefits of Living Water

5 Benefits of Living Water

I don’t know what the temperature is in your neck of the woods, but here in North Carolina the sun is shining and the heat is on. My outdoor plants are constantly begging for water to keep their flowers blooming and it seems that no matter how much water I give them it’s not enough. I love being outside, but when the summer months roll around you’re less likely to find me taking a jog in the middle of the day when the heat is most intense. I'm always outside early in the morning or late Continue reading

Leah
Simple Effective Prayers

Simple Effective Prayers

Have you ever thought, "why does praying have to be so complicated?" As believers, prayer should be as simple and instinctive as breathing, but for many that's not the case. Stressing over prayers was never God's intention for His children. We can get all tongue-tied and nervous, wondering if we are praying the right way. We complicate our prayer life by trying to follow formulas that seem perfect in theory, but leave us feeling inadequate and uncertain. One of the most powerful Continue reading

Leah
When He Speaks

When He Speaks

Wouldn’t it be great if God answered you immediately, every time you prayed or asked Him a question? Just imagine. You’d always have His clear direction and sure confirmation. You’d know exactly what to do in any situation. No more hesitating or second-guessing.Wouldn’t that be fantastic! Well, several months ago, I was dealing with a tough situation and kept asking God to bring clarity to what I should do. I searched Scripture and found some great verses that could apply.But I longed for Continue reading

Leah