March has come and gone and left lots of pretty flowers, gorgeous blooming trees and oceans of pollen in it’s wake! Spring has sprung, at least here in North Georgia.
March was a busy month of posts and recipes. I was privileged to speak about The God Dare at a women’s conference in Alabama and traveled to Nashville a few times to visit family. And, it was a busy month of writing! I’m happy to say, The God Dare is just about finished and should be out around Mother’s Day!
Here’s a roundup of posts from the past month 🙂
These Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes are just the perfect marriage of fresh strawberries, homemade whipped cream and delicious, lightly coconut flavored gluten free cake. You don’t even notice that they’re gluten free but they are and they. are. addicting!
An easy, elegant dish you can make to celebrate spring!
March Devotional Posts
- Job and The Deeper Deeps or How to See God– This is from my new book, The God Dare, taken from my chapter on Job. Because sometimes The God Dare is found in the deepest of tests.
“Job is the one character, the one book, most of us wish was not in the bible. We don’t ever want to consider his lot falling to us. Don’t even go there. It’s a hard story with hard truth and some of it is hard to grasp. But, The God Dare is in the Job story too. Job was one of the biblical ‘good guys’ in fact he was, “..blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil.” Job 1:1. A description befitting most of you reading this. You’re good right? You don’t…..”
- Where are You Sitting?-It’s all about perception and perspective.
..”Perception, what you see and how you see it, is your reality. It’s not necessarily truth but it’s your truth. Only one thing can change your perception and that’s your perspective. The place you’re looking at life from.We go through life dragging our heavy burdens behind us, the chains of our misconceptions birthed in wrong perceptions. We drag around our version of truth except it’s not truth. It’s our perception of truth. Our carnal mind thinks…”
- 10 Truths About Motherhood I Learned at the Grocery Store-You’ve shared this over 3,000 times on FaceBook! Thank you 🙂
“…I got in the checkout line and there was a mom in front of me struggling to get her groceries out of the cart and paid for and get her 2 little kids under control. She was failing miserably. Did I mention she had a baby in a stroller too? She was harried and impatient and clearly inches away from losing it. Her kids, around 4 and 6 I think, were breaking down and wearing her down with whines and requests and tears and using every other tool in their drive-mom-crazy-while-her-hands-are-more-than-full arsenal. Mom, clearly embarrassed, was doing what she could to hold it together as the checkout lady scanned her coupons and bagged her groceries. The kids were whining and poor mom turned and looked at those of us in line all embarrassed and apologetic and all I could do was reach out and touch her arm, look her squarely in the eyes and say:”…”
My post for The Better Mom:
“Let me share something honest with you mama. Life is hard and following God is hard and it’ll cost you. Things will come, hard things, the ones that devastate or derail our dreams. And dreams won’t always turn out exactly like we planned. But it doesn’t mean we’re supposed to stop dreaming! Because…Your Dreams Count! You have…”
My post for Mothers of Daughters:
“…Successful adults don’t happen by accident. It takes years to raise a daughter into an adult with a strong sense of her destiny in God, a passion to serve Him and a deep knowing of her gifts and callings, purpose and destiny. Mamas, you know your girls better than anyone else. By partnering with God you can equip her to be all He called and created her to be. It’s up to us to equip our children (not push or pressure them) to go after their dreams…”
My post for Raising Generations Today:
- Down is the Way Up
- “…We’re terrified of the dark but the dark is where the growth happens. The dark is where we learn humility and it’s where we learn to trust. But the best part of the dark is this: It’s where we learn, slowly for most of us, to hear His voice…”