Remember the blog post I did last year on "Unwrapped Gifts"? Well, I think it's about time to do a similar post again. Seems like so often lately I am relaying God's message to "stop sitting on your gifts" to my loved ones. I'm not one to brag but I know some incredibly talented people.… Continue reading Don’t Take Your Gifts for Granted
Soooooo I moved! Again. For like the 7th time. *insert shocked face here Some of you may remember the "Blessed in the City" blog series from Summer 2018. In it, I discussed some of the joys and challenges of moving and the process behind some Christians' relocation from one city to another. >>> CLICK HERE… Continue reading When God Says Move, You Move
Did ya'll know Jesus had a little "back-talk" in Him? Oh yea. Think back to the story in the Bible (Book of Luke) when Mary and Joseph are looking for Jesus as a child. They were visiting a town and when it was time to leave, Jesus stayed behind and for three days.... THREE.... Mary… Continue reading About My Father’s Business
“Sounds like you need to set some boundaries in your life, Dana.” Those were the words that came out of my friend's mouth. I knew what each word individually in the sentence meant but I had no clue what the words TOGETHER and in that order meant. ME? SET? BOUNDARIES? So many emotions arose--- fear, skepticism,… Continue reading From Bound to Boundaries: Is Setting Boundaries Biblical?
If I am being completely honest, marriage was never something that I dreamed about. Not how some little girls dream about it. I never envisioned my wedding dress, never pictured myself cooking or having date nights with my husband. I never even got giddy over engagement announcements. You would get a like and a simple… Continue reading 3 Ways God is Preparing Me for Marriage
“Be still and know that I am God” ----Psalm 46:10 Stillness was never something I had a problem with as a child. My mom can even tell you I was a pretty calm baby. Curious, but never too busy. Even in the toddler stage, I hardly ever got yelled at or told to BE… Continue reading Why We Need to BE STILL
Do you remember the slang word "fronting"? Also, am I telling my age by even knowing this term? lol The slang term “fronting’”(a popular term in the 90s and early 2000s) was used whenever someone was misrepresenting themselves. A more dictionary definition states that fronting is the foremost part or surface of something. Fronting basically… Continue reading The Great Pretenders: Why Its Time To Be Your True Self
Did you know that there is something out here killing Christians? No, not literally killing us--- but attacking us from the inside out. I'm talking about COMPARISON-- something former President Theodore Roosevelt actually called "the thief of joy". To compare, by definition, means to estimate, measure or pinpoint similarities and differences between two or more things.… Continue reading 3 Ways Comparison Kills the Christian