“L” is for Lies

“L” is for Lies

noun 1. false statements made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood. 2. something intended or serving to convey a false impression; imposture 3. inaccurate or false statements; a falsehood.

A friend (Hi Michelle) asked me what was going on with my blog and book reviews and noticed I hadn’t posted in awhile. Her words were such an encouragement to me. Starting this blog was exciting, and documenting kids books I LOVED is my thing! And writing… I think it is something the Lord is strongly strongly prompting shouting at me to do. So why did I slow down….?

Satan’s Lies

I got hung up on wanting this blog to be “perfect” and believed the LIES of the enemy. Satan is a deceiver! I KNOW this… but maybe missed these lies that crept in – “No one cares what you have to say” or “you can’t post a book review  next because your IG page sequence will be ruined” or “what your writing needs to be more profound, or new” or “Someone already knows about that book” or “But you don’t have anyone following you” … NONE of that matters… Usually that’s the basics of Satan’s underlining LIE – getting us to take our focus off God and look around and compare he gets us to believe “that what God said wasn’t actually true.”

I have to get back to what God showed me… He wants me to write… today it looks like this simple blog… tomorrow who knows… but any step is a step towards the calling He has given me. I can’t listen to Satan’s LIES that cause me to take my eyes off of what God has clearly shown me.

We are all called to preach the gospel and make disciples but God’s calling on each of our lives looks different. It will absolutely look different than the person next to you… BUT know He does have a SPECIFIC calling for YOUR life!! Don’t let Satan have any room to keep you from what God is calling you to do!

Get behind me Satan!

I trust that God has WONDERFUL things in store… will I know what they are? Well, eventually… but probably not for awhile. To reach the end and learn what the plan for my life was – which was the plan the whole time – I just need to spend each day falling more in love with Jesus! I MUST NOT LISTEN TO THE LIES OF THE DEVIL! He is False! Satan is deceiving me! He is trying to derail me!

So I sat on “L” … I had half written a post about “Life” and that we only experience true life in knowing Christ. But it was the realization that I let the enemy get my ear that led me to write about his lies.

My Heart

Lord Jesus, MUTE the voice of Satan! Put a hedge of protection around me. Keep my eyes fixed on you and the path you are setting before me. Help me be obedient and have discernment on what steps to take toward what you have set me apart to do. Thank you that you are my enabler and thank you that you have already defeated Satan.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

“K” is for Kindness

“K” is for Kindness

noun 1. A good sense, zeal towards anyone. 2. the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. 3. Goodness, Kindness, Faithfulness

I’m a woman – so lets go straight to Proverbs 31, (slight sarcasm here…) and we find the word kindness in verse 26 – When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness. 

This is the only verse in Proverbs 31 about the “Godly woman” talks about her speech. I do really want to be this woman – especially in my speech.

Thankfully Salvation though, is about HIS kindness not mine!  Romans 2:4 says: Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?

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“J” is for Joy


Noun 1. a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

This life has its parts that kinda suck. That looks different for each one of us… But God doesn’t want us to hold on to the lame parts of our day, He wants to give us joy IN the lame parts of our days. In fact, His Joy is our strength to get through the lame parts. Nehemiah 8:10b says “Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD is your strength!” Continue reading ““J” is for Joy”

“I” is for Insight


noun 1. an instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, especially through intuitive understanding 2. penetrating mental vision or discernment; faculty of seeing into inner character or underlying truth. 3. In Psychology: an understanding of relationships that sheds light on or helps solve a problem. In Psychotherapy: the recognition of sources of emotional difficulty. 4. an understanding of the motivational forces behind one’s actions, thoughts, or behavior; self-knowledge.

Too often I find my self wondering “What Do I Do?”. Usually this is in my home when I see my child planning out how she wants jump off something or climb up high on something else. By the grace of God, she ends up not too banged up. I wonder this also, when I step back and think about how little food my toddler eats, how is she not starving? What do I Do? Other times, I wonder this when I don’t know what step to take next in life. Go left, or go right? Say yes or say no? Continue reading ““I” is for Insight”

“H” is for hate

In a past season I wrote a handful of these ABC entries and I moved them over to My Whirlwind Life. So if the story itself seems dated in some way… that’s because I wrote it a few years ago.

So 4 months passed between “G” and “H”and “hate” was the “H” word that came to me, over and over again when I wrote this a couple years ago. So today my “no, think of a different word” excuse isn’t working. So here it is.


verb1. Intense and passionate dislike for someone or something
. 2. To have a strong aversion to something
 3. Used politely to express one’s regret or embarrassment at doing something

I don’t think I should use the word “hate” enough for the right things. I want to be a loving and kind person. Ideally so hate shouldn’t be something I feel towards people especially. I think there are for sure things I hate to do or hate to eat.

In this very moment I ask myself “what do you really hate?” I can’t think of a food, I can only think of running, but I don’t know that I actually hate running. I can’t think of a person, which is good. But what does come to mind is that I hate how I frustrate myself. If I could map out what I want to accomplish in a week, from little things to big things, I hate characteristics within myself that conflict with accomplishing things. Continue reading ““H” is for hate”

“G” is for Grace



1 unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification / virtue coming from God / a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace 2 approval, favor / archaic :mercy, pardon / a special favor :privilege / disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency / a temporary exemption :reprieve

I don’t know if I normally say the dictionary is wrong but for the true meaning of “Grace” I think that we should turn to the bible. God gives us grace upon grace – that understanding of grace truly magnifies God’s immeasurable love for us. Continue reading ““G” is for Grace”

“F” is for Fun


1. enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure. 2. a source of this. playful behavior or good humor. behavior or an activity that is intended purely for amusement and should not be interpreted as having serious or malicious purposes. 3. (of a place or event) providing entertainment or leisure activities for children. 4. amusing, entertaining, or enjoyable.

I think we forget to have fun sometimes. Life is full of weighty stuff and we need to have and experience lighthearted pleasure. I think even we should seek out fun – seek behaviors and activities that are intended purely for amusement. And even go to fun places. Continue reading ““F” is for Fun”

“E” is for Energy


1. the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity. More
 a person’s physical and mental powers, typically as applied to a particular task. 2. power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources, especially to provide light and heat or to work machines.

I always feel like I’m complaining about not having enough energy. I am chasing and caring for my kids… So I am exerting energy. I just seem to lay them down (finally, and thankfully all at the same time) for a nap and then have no more energy for myself.

I need more physical and mental powers! I need more physical and chemical resources! I already had coffee, today I’m coming off 8 hours of sleep, I have been taking my vitamins and eating well. I just have my moments of mental and physical discouragement… I can’t keep up.

Psalm 121:1-3 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.

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“D” is for Dependent

In a past season I wrote a handful of these ABC entries and I moved them over to My Whirlwind Life. So if the story itself seems dated in some way… that’s because I wrote it a few years ago.


Adjective1. Relying on someone or something else for aid, support, etc.
 2. Conditioned or determined by something else; contingent

I have so much to do in the next 47 hours. Minus tomorrow evening, because we now have a commitment. I have my list, it’s very long, very very long. I need help to get everything done. Yes, my husband will help, he’s actually got his own list too.

I choose to rely on the Lord for aid and support. My stress & anxiety level staying at a minimum is conditioned by and determined by my dependency on the Lord.

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“C” is for Can

In a past season I wrote a handful of these ABC entries and I moved them over to My Whirlwind Life. So if the story itself seems dated in some way… that’s because I wrote it a few years ago.


Verb1. to be able to; 2. have the ability, power, or skill to

It may not seem like it on the outside, but on the inside I too often tell myself “I Can’t” – usually in areas where it involves my inner glutinous overweight sinful lazy self not wanting to do the things my head knows I should do… I tell myself I can’t loose all the weight, I can’t eat strictly paleo, I can’t exercise now, I can’t go for a walk it’s too cold/hot, I can’t stop watching this show mid season, I can’t read my bible right now, I can’t, I can’t, I can’t.

If I made a real – honest with myself – list it would be embarrassing how often I make excuses and say I can’t do something. Or the opposite like saying “this can’t be that bad” like one trip to sidecar can’t make that negative of an impact or buying just this one thing can’t mess up my budget that bad. Continue reading ““C” is for Can”