• Learning Who You Are

    Living Loved- Part 3

    Thank you to everyone who participated and supported the Online Bible Study Expo last week.  I truly enjoyed meeting all sorts of new people. We will continue this week with what it looks like to live loved. Living Loved Part 1 discussed forgiveness. Living Loved Part 2 discussed being difficult to offend. Today we are going to talk about how living loved means living in freedom. When we are living loved we are living fully in the grace, love, peace, and joy God has for us. When we are living loved we are living the abundant life that Jesus came to give us. The thief comes only to steal and…

  • Pupose of Blog

    Online Bible Study Expo

    This Thursday March 14th is the Online Bible Study Expo. You are NOT going to want to miss it. There are 10 Authors (yours truly and 9 of my new friends) sharing their newest books. There are interviews with the Authors, Book Giveaways, Facebook and Twitter parties. The Expo is from 1-4pm EST which for us west coast folks is 10am-1pm. Today on the blog I am going to be introducing you to all my new friends and our amazing hostess Marnie. Be sure to join in all the fun on Thursday March 14th. Come early to register for FREE books! Online Bible Study Expo

  • Learning Who You Are

    Living Loved- Part 2

    Would you consider yourself difficult to offend? I think I try to be difficult to offend.  But there are times when my spirit isn’t as strong and I allow something someone says or does to rock me a little too much. To look around our world today I think people are easily offended. Which makes for a society that seems ready to explode at any moment. What would the world look like if we didn’t take everything that was said or done straight to our hearts and let it disrupt us? Would there be more peace? Would conversations flow more productively? I believe if we know we are loved and…

  • Learning Who You Are

    Living Loved-Part 1

    Hello, welcome to the blog.  I am so glad you stopped by.  It is my deepest desire to spread love and joy, here in this place. My hope is that when you are here visiting that you are feeling uplifted, motivated, encouraged, but most importantly loved. Knowing you are loved is a foundation from which to build your life on.  My love for you comes from the Source of the best love ever. Finding the One True Source of love was a game changer for me. Once I realized that my purpose was to be loved by my Creator, my whole soul was freed. Freed to just be. Be loved.…

  • Do You Know I Love You?

    Because You Love Me

    I have a mantra that I have repeated so many times for myself: Know you are loved and live like it. I believe with every ounce of my being that knowing I am loved by my Creator is the foundation on which everything else has to be built. I am not able to live like I am loved if I don’t know I am loved. Here is a small excerpt from the chapter Because You Love Me in my book Do You Know I Love You? Excerpt:I struggle with keeping some of God’s love for myself… like that would selfish or something. Hence being okay with writing the book if…

  • On Purpose Everyday

    What do you expect?

    Happy Day!  Do you feel a little let down by the lack luster of the Super Bowl yesterday? Is it just me or was that not the most low energy football game? However, yesterday was glorious, we shared it with great friends, yummy food and relaxation.  There were some creative and funny commercials, but I just didn’t see much football. Maybe it’s my fault.  Maybe my expectations were too high. Has that ever happened to you? You set your expectations so high that they can’t really be met. Maybe you expect your family to support your creative journey and they don’t. You expect your spouse to show up in ways…

  • Learning Who You Are

    Doubt. Deny. Disobey.

    There is an enemy of our souls.  One who causes us to doubt God’s voice, to deny His love and provision for us and to guide us into disobedience. The Bible has given the enemy a few names, satan, the devil.  In the third chapter of Genesis, the enemy comes on scene as a serpent.  The serpent comes to raise some doubt in the mind of Eve.  He has her questioning if what God said is really true.  He causes Eve to doubt what God said. Does God really know what’s best for me? Does God really have the best plan for my life? Does God even see me? The…

  • Learning Who You Are

    Make Love Your Foundation

    Hello, welcome to the blog!  I am glad you are here.  The heart motive behind this space on the internet is that you are welcome here.  That you will come to find peace, comfort, joy, motivation, and encouragement.  Most importantly, my hope is that you will find Love.  My desire is that you will see that that Love is weaved into every aspect of life. The foundation of life for us humans is knowing we are loved. Loved by a Creator who thinks the world of us. Once we know we are loved, then we can learn to live like it. Love has to be the foundation from which we…

  • Learning Who You Are

    Just as I am

    If I were to tell you right now in this moment that God accepts you and loves you just as you are, how would that make you feel? Do you think I am being wacky? Or do you know the truth when you hear it? I think we struggle with God accepting us just as we are because there is really nothing like it here on earth.  Thanks to advertising we feel we will not be accepted for our gray hairs, our wrinkles, our 10 year old cars, our curvy bodies, and our houses that don’t resemble high end decorator status. We can’t be accepted until we fix all the…