Sisters are for Encouraging

We have a lot of sisters at our house. Four to be exact. And that is just the right amount to produce a lot of fun sister activity. Unfortunately, it also produces a lot of not-so-fun sister activities; fighting, tattling, bossing, comparing, complaining, telling someone how to do it the ‘right way’…my list could go […]


When Can I Start Doing IMPORTANT Things?

Several years ago, I remember pondering my purpose as I was standing in the middle of our living room with a stunned look on my face. I was holding a crying toddler who had painful molars breaking through her gums. My feet were surrounded by toys that had been dumped (for the fifth time that […]

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How to Fulfill God’s Purposes for Me

Psalm 57:2 “I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me.”  How do we fulfill God’s purpose in our lives? I believe it comes from when we allow ourselves to not only hear God’s word; but apply it in our lives when we are experiencing the tests of circumstances. It […]

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His Purpose For His Sheep

The Good Shepherd loves His sheep. He tends, leads, guides, cherishes, feeds, and protects a flock. He’ll even lay down His life for their protection. As Christians, Jesus is our Good Shepherd and He did more than just dying for us. He set up a plan and purpose for each of us because He knows […]


True Purpose

We all desire to fulfill a purpose. We all want to feel accomplished and worthy.  Often, we spend our whole lives seeking after our purpose, yet still, wind up with emptiness. We seek our worth in our achievements, yet still, end up feeling unworthy. The futility of it all catches up to us eventually.  But, as a […]


Our Purpose in Christ

In John 15, Jesus gave the disciples what may have been the most powerful command of all. He said three words that can alter their entire lives, “Abide in Me.” Jesus meant for them to find the meaning of life in Him. Walk in faith and hope and all will be well in your soul. Purpose. […]


God’s Purposes or Ours?

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. — Proverbs 19:21 In my early years as a mother, I was often overwhelmed by the enormous responsibility combined with the unpredictability of babies and toddlers. Nothing in my academic or professional life had […]


A Mom’s Purpose

What is the purpose of a mom? Sometimes we moms feel like all we do is cook, wash dishes, do laundry, and pick up after our families! We don’t always see our value. It can be hard to feel valuable and worthy of God’s love when we feel like we never really accomplish anything! After […]


Fulfilling Your Purpose the Wrong Way

Oh, yes!  There is a wrong way to fulfill our purpose.  I’ve been there. Maybe you have. As we look in the Bible, we see some of our fellow brothers and sisters have too. Two Biblical examples of fulfilling our purpose the wrong way immediately pop to mind.  Praise God for showing us we are not the […]


Good Instructions for Good Purposes

“The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.” Psalm 138:8 It’s time to go to the grocery store again. How can these little people eat food so fast?! You scan the cupboards and fridge, writing down what you need to […]