How to handle haters

One of the most valuable life lessons I have learned to date is simple: don’t pay attention to the “haters”. Giving too much power to people’s opinions is the same as “people-pleasing.” A “people pleaser” puts God in a substandard,…

Jesus change me

Today my loving, compassionate three-year-old son jammed my finger between two rapidly swinging doors at church. It reminded me of a prayer I’d prayed years ago: “Jesus change me.” Remembering the pain of those doors on my fingers, I was…

Your Destiny – Set Aside and Reserved

What is my destiny? I love the story of King Saul found in I Samuel 11. His end was dubious, but the beginning of his kingdom was a perfect illustration of the calculated workings of the Lord. So cool!!!! I’m…

Scripture for hard times

Looking for a scripture for hard times? I actually have a few for you! No doubt, life situations can cause you to question God’s purpose for your life. For instance, losing a job can make you feel like a failure…

On Their Shoulders We Stand…Christian legacy

Recently, my church hosted a women’s retreat to refresh and enrich the lives of the moms, daughters and sisters. That time together seared the value of Christian legacy into my heart and into my spirit. I was blessed to have…

What does the Bible say about finances?

As I write this, you can’t turn on the TV without hearing how the recession is destroying our economy and devastating families across the country. If you’re not careful, five minutes of CNN or FOX can generate a sense of…

Speaking at women’s retreat?

Did you attend my workshop at Women’s Retreat? If so, as promised, here is the PowerPoint presentation: Click here. We had such a wonderful time in the Lord! Praise God! I know speaking at women’s retreat can be daunting so…

“Your Slip Is Showing”

Women and Godly friendship If you’re younger, you may not remember this or know what in the world I’m talking about when I reference a “slip.” See, years ago, it was commonplace for women to wear light undergarments called slips…

The power of Christ to make you whole

Have you ever questioned the power of Christ to make you better?  I have. Don’t judge me. Back off! 🙂 Maybe because I’ve been VERY broken in different seasons of my life. I’ve struggled with searching for love in the…

Prayer for forgiveness of others

Figuring out how to forgive someone who hurt you is actually work…HARD WORK! It’s not usually a “one and done” situation. I struggled so, I literally wrote out a prayer for forgiveness of others. I needed to pray to forgive…

Calling All Pastors Wives

Oh yeah, pastors wives, do I have your “number!” When I first wrote this post on GodsyGirl.com, I hadn’t been married to a pastor for very long. I was one of those pastors wives who was just clueless. So much…

Becoming more like Jesus

What Christian doesn’t want to be more Christ-like?  That’s the goal, right? The aim is definitely becoming more like Jesus.  Recently, I happened upon one of “those” scriptures that really resonated with me. It gave me pause.  You know what…

My Christian lifestyle blog

Since I’ve started blogging GodsyGirl, I’ve gotten a few emails about the term and what it really means. I envisioned it as being a Christian lifestyle blog and that’s what it is! A Christian lifestyle blog for real. Essentially, Godsy…

Share your testimony, Girl!

In our beauty-obsessed culture, scars are viewed as a liability rather than an asset. Think about it: ever seen a severely scarred woman on a fashion magazine cover? I’ll bet not. Sure, there is Padma Lakshmi and the scar on her…

The Complacent Christian

Abandon the Complacent Christian Life During a recent Bible study, my husband asked an unusual question: “how many people here need to be revived?” Hmmm…during Bible study, I sit in the front row, so I couldn’t see if any hands…

Two Kinds of Tired…One Kind of Rest

Let’s talk spiritual fatigue and it’s simple remedy. We all get mentally and spiritually exhausted from life. Spiritual fatigue is real. The way I see it, there are two kinds of “tired.” One is a deep-rooted spiritual fatigue. First, there’s…

How to humble yourself

Knowing how to humble yourself is key to walking in love. A few girlfriends and I visited an upscale Kansas City seafood restaurant in an area called the Country Club Plaza. I wasn’t in the mood for fish, so I…

Profile of a Godsy Girl: My testimony of Jesus

My testimony of Jesus My testimony of Jesus began when I was a little girl. I was born into a ministry family. My grandfather was an anointed man of God that saturated our family culture with prayer and faith. In…