We have this short time on life, and God intended for every minute to matter. God created you with a purpose. That purpose will always exceed pain. If you’ve gone through something difficult, what the enemy intended for harm, God will use for His glory.

Recommended Reading for further study…



I was invited to hear this song today and have officially adopted it as my theme song for the year cuz I KNOW that as He’s lovin’ the best of me I will automatically lose the rest of me and that can only make me stronger!


You’re askin’ why is it always rainin’ on you, when all you want is just a little good news instead of always standin’ there stuck out in the weather…When the waves are takin’ you under, hold on just a little bit longer, He knows that this is gonna make you stronger, the pain ain’t gonna last forever, and things can only get better, Believe me this is gonna MAKE YOU…” (Stronger by Mandisa-from the new Album What if We Were Real)

Recommended faith-filled; faith-growing…


Lysa TerKeurst

I literally stumbled upon this blog and have fallen in love with her passion, her ability to be transparent and cause you to feel like you aren’t alone in your journey to become more like Christ, identify with other women and be used tremendously by the Lord.

Her recent book Becoming More than A Good Bible Study Girl was profound. I opened the book thinking it would be a ‘how to’ on doing word studies, using a concordance and all that fun stuff. Nope. It was a key that opened up my innermost hidden places. Those places that have been vulnerable to rejection, vulnerable to insecurities, vulnerable to other peoples needs even and vulnerable to brokenness. EVEN, to my surprise, it opened the true desire I have to be passionate for Christ. A MUST READ!


Made to Crave

Just because a woman finally fits into her skinny jeans doesn’t mean she’s won her battle with food. Too often, women overlook the spiritual component to their physical struggle with healthy eating. Made to Crave taps into the desires God gave you to consume food without letting food consume you!

 LifeWay Women’s Online Bible Studies

Living Free 

Ready to replace false strongholds with true freedom in Christ?  As you learn to pray Scripture with Living Free, you’ll realize the life God desires for you. Author Beth Moore explores the somewhat radical idea that we cannot please God by being perfect. The study begins by defining false strongholds, then focuses on five key benefits for every believer:

  1. Know God and believe Him
  2. Glorify God
  3. Find satisfaction in God
  4. Experience God’s peace
  5. Enjoy God