Filled with Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13 NIV)

Today people are on a find the best bargain ever...the most amazing sale...maybe even finish their Christmas shopping in a matter of hours:) If you have ever ventured out during a Black Friday experience then you know just how easy it is to get caught up in the event. It takes enthusiasm, determination and a ton of patience.
I realize that while you are sipping your cup of joe, you may still be out looking for deals or you might have just returned home and be headed for the sleep you gave up to join in this adventure. My prayer for you is the prayer that I pray for myself. To be filled with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit and to have an over abundance of joy and peace as you trust in the Lord. As our trust account grows, so too will our joy and peace and hope will spring forth like never before. Don't let anything or anyone steal your joy today. This truly is the most wonderful time of the year! Have an amazing weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to wish all of you a blessed day today as you enjoy Thanksgiving with those that are closest to you. I am praying a special today for single parent families, those that are working and those that are by themselves and asking God to make His imprint upon their hearts today and bless them in a supernatural way.
I am so grateful to be able to encourage people everyday with the Word of God and some tidbits of inspiration to try and make them smile.  I am also thankful that today I get to sit with all three of my children in Oklahoma and thank the Lord together for all that He has done and is doing in our lives. We have endured many hardships and they have struggled in so many ways. But through it all we have learned to trust in Jesus and know that each and every thing that happens is developing something in us that moves us closer to Him and His purposes. I am also so thankful for the new job that I will start on Monday and how the Lord orchestrated every step of the way. Thank you Lord for all of this and especially these moments and memories that are being created right now.
May your cup be filled to overflowing as you consider all the things that you have to be thankful for. I bless you in the name of the Lord and wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Its the month that thanks and thankfulness are on our minds and hopefully integrated in our lives. Here's a little way to help us all say THANKS...
T- trusting the Lord with ALL your heart:trusting and believing you can do anything with God
H-Hoping in the promises that you know are true...God can be trusted to keep His promises
A-Anticipating the moving of His Spirit and more revelation knowledge to stay the course
N-Noticing the variety of ways and people He uses to speak into our hearts and lives
K-Knowing that there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God and rob us of His joy
S-Surrendering our agenda for His plans and purposes which leads us right back to the trusting

Thanks to ALL of you that share a cup with me each day! May your cup always be running over!