Matters of Life Archive

How Is the Enemy Using Your Emotions to Distract You?

Our Emotions are the triggers that the enemy uses to keep us from pursuing our God-Given Purpose Strife, discord, gossip, offense, anger, retaliation, persecution, ridicule, animosity, dissension These are the words that come to mind when I think about our emotions and how the enemy uses each of our challenging experiences to yank us off

Journaling Lessons Learned from Teens

Journaling Can Benefit All Ages I had the honor and privilege of speaking into the lives of a few budding teens this month through a series of Journaling Workshops. I have conducted several journaling workshops over the past few years at my local library.  It has given me an opportunity to share the importance of

If You Were Sifted, What Would Remain?

Have you ever sifted anything through a sieve, colander, screen, or filter?  The goal is to separate the wanted from the unwanted, right? The goals is to purify or refine. In YOUR sifting, what will remain?  Do you know what it means to be sifted?   I get so excited when it’s time to prepare meals, especially those that

Yet Another One of Those Defining Moments

My husband and I recently traveled to Birmingham, AL to attend the funeral of his oldest brother’s wife who succumbed to cancer at the tender age of 59.  I had not had the pleasure of meeting this fine woman, but by all accounts witnessed at this homegoing celebration, she was truly a wonderful woman who