Growing In Gratitude When Life Isn’t Easy

Growing In Gratitude When Life Isn’t Easy

With Thanksgiving upon us and the holiday season in full swing, we may find ourselves asking, “What does it mean to be thankful? What exactly is it that I’m thankful for? How do I grow in gratitude?” I find it easy to be thankful when things are running smoothly. When…

Gratitude In The Trenches

Gratitude In The Trenches

With her cheeks flushed red from standing in the 3 pm Arizona sun and her backpack filled like a paratrooper, my thirteen-year-old daughter jumped into the car with great anticipation. I figured she must have some “hot off the press” news to share about her day in the 8th grade,…

Harvest Party!

Harvest Party!

This week is RW's Instructor training Retreat Intensive in Williams, AZ and platoon 19 is worshiping and sweating, laughing and crying, moving and pressing into the the FREEDOM Christ has for us. It is a week of HARVEST - the seeds of truth sown in hearts come to fruition and…

Living Fully Present

Living Fully Present

Tears ran down my face as I sat on the floor outside my adopted daughter's bedroom. She had been home with us for a year and instead of life getting easier, it became more challenging. As she slept in her bed after a long and difficult day I sat there…

Little Seeds Turn Into Big Trees

Little Seeds Turn Into Big Trees

“So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to…

A Harvest For The Taking

A Harvest For The Taking

  I love birthdays. I love making a big deal of my friends and family. And honestly, I love my birthday just as much! It’s currently a birthday month in my world and I’m shameless about it. This year for my birthday I asked my parents for a lemon tree,…

The Soil Of Our Hearts

The Soil of Our Hearts

  “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” Gen. 8:22 God’s promise is that our lives will bear a holy rhythm that reflects the natural rhythm of the earth. Planting seed, watering, weeding, waiting and finally, harvesting is…

Freedom To Be F.A.T.

Freedom to be F.A.T.

  It was a Sunday morning. I stood in front of my closet undressed.  My closet was full of clothing.  Much of the clothing did not fit, was well worn, or I had worn it recently.  Nothing was good enough.  I was fat. I was ugly. I had nothing to…

A Journey From Blah Faith

A Journey from Blah Faith

I remember a time when life was dry. Do you ever have those seasons? Seasons where things aren’t bad, but there’s not much excitement either. I would go about my day with a sense of blah faith, and while I knew there was more to life and faith than just…

God’s Goodness In The Waiting

God’s Goodness in the Waiting

  Negative. That is how the pregnancy test read, month after month, for two years. Two years that felt like an eternity. Every hour, many days, seemed like a battle. I knew the Lord knew the desires of my heart, so why wouldn’t this pain go away? Why was I…

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