Sunday, September 25, 2011


Good Morning Beautiful Girlfriends!

Well I must be honest with you this morning..... I Am Exhausted!!!!  Outside of my job this has been a week full of appointments, counseling, wedding rehearsal and wedding, and the list goes on.  I am so tired today and this will be a full day of responsibilities at our church through this evening.  At work, we are prepping for Ministers' Retreat so my plate is full and overflowing next week as well.  There are obligations every night next week regarding church.  Oh Lord, give me strength!!!

Have you ever been in that place when you are physically exhausted and cried out to God for strength because you honestly felt like you just could not accomplish all the tasks facing you the next day or week? 

Since I was a little girl I have loved music. Music soothes the soul and relaxes the spirit. Many times I will awake in the middle of the night with a song in my heart. How Great Is Our God is an awesome song!  Our God is so incredibly great and powerful! Our God can overcome any bend in the road that we may be struggling through this morning. There is power in the name of Jesus! Our God is bigger than any church board that may be fighting against the pastor today. Our God can be in control of every situation in our lives. He is great….. greater than anything!!!!

Name above all names.
Worthy of all praise, my heart will sing
How Great is Our God!!!!

Everyone of us are facing challenges in our lives today.  Maybe it is church related.  Maybe it is health related. It could be family, financial or just simply exhaustion.  God is perfectly aware of what is going on with us today.  He understands.  He loves us and is there to help us. 

Is our hearts singing this morning, How Great is Our God? Will our attitude today reflect the greatness of the One we serve? Will our words today be words of encouragement? Will those who come to us today truly know that we believe that our God is greater than anything?

Psalm 139:23, 24, Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

How great is our God, sing with me how great is our God; and all will see how great, how great is our God!! Yes Lord, You are truly great…………………….

I pray blessings upon you today. May God’s anointing be powerful upon your ministry. May the love of God shine through you this week! May His Word revive you!

Love and appreciate you,

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Good Morning Beautiful Girlfriends!!

Praying that your services today will be off the charts and that God's presence will be felt in a mighty way!

The past month has been unbelievably busy.  Can anyone relate to those feelings of never being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel? Do you know that even WE need to rest occasionally? As pastor's wives and ministry women, we need to take time to recover physically, emotionally, and spiritually from the demands of our lives. We need time to evaluate where we've been, where we are, and where we're headed. We need to take the time to be a friend, a parent, a wife, a child of God. (God's Little Devotional Book for the Workplace)

Girlfriends, we need "down time" in our lives in order to gather the energy to run the next miles with Him and toward Him. I never realized that more than the past month!  When we are constantly running and giving, we become tired and weary and honestly we are not going to make a difference anywhere when we are worn out and exhausted!  Believe me, I am speaking to myself this morning also.  Life and ministry is hectic!!

May God's fingerprints be upon your lives this week.  May His power be amazing in your services today.  May His presence be mighty and His anointing be obvious.

Be energized for the Kingdom! God has a great work for you!!

Appreciate you!

Love ya,

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Break Through!

Good Morning Beautiful Girlfriends!

Another Sunday morning and another week full of busyness. Does this apply to any of you this morning?

As a worship leader, music is an integral part of my life. Many times when life seems super heavy and overwhelming I listen to music and meditate on God’s Word. Music is soothing to my soul and truly ministers to my spirit in a powerful way.

As I prepared the music schedule this weekend I thought about how many times I have been guilty of leading a beautiful worship song but my actions certainly did not demonstrate the truth in those songs. I may have been dealing with an overwhelming battle in my own life and instead of trusting God to take care of the situation, I worried and lacked the faith I needed for a break through.

There is a song that has been around for awhile, Break Through. Break through all my fears. Break through all my doubts. Break through that I may worship you. Break through all my pain. Break through all my guilt and my shame. Break through like only You can do………… Powerful words aren’t they? But it even gets better. You are brighter than my darkest night;  Stronger than my toughest fight. Just one touch from You; my King, my Friend, and I’ll never be the same again. Break Through!!

We all know people who are struggling with cancer and some of you are even dealing with this in your own families. Many are suffering with depression and hopelessness. Marriages are being challenged and families are crumbling. God is brighter than our darkest night and stronger than our toughest fight! Declare that today! God is our strength, our peace, our comforter and healer.

Friends, I challenge you today to step up to the plate with a faith that cannot waver when the wind blows and the ship is being tossed back and forth. Our God reigns and He is always in control even when life seems hopeless and we are walking through what may seem like an absolute impossible journey. We must be the light to those around us so they can also experience the beautiful love from our Savior. Break through oh God…… we are praying for a break through…………………………..

My prayer for you this morning is that you will see that Break Through TODAY! Trust Him no matter how hard the storm is raging around you. Nothing is too big for our God......... NOTHING!

Love and appreciate you,

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Refuel and Recharge

Good Morning Beautiful Girlfriends!

My prayer for you today is that you and your family will be blessed beyond measure.  May God's presence and power be amazing in your services today!!!

Aren't you thankful today that God doesn't get stressed or tired? He never wakes up sleepy or has restless nights. His body doesn't ache from being overworked. He doesn't need to take Advil or Tums. What did God do after a big project? He rested. He actually took the time to step back, cease whatever it was he was doing and relax. Should we take a lesson?  I know personally that I need to take a serious lesson from this.............

My week has been anything but relaxing.  Busy, busy and then busy. Life can be exhausting. If you continually give out and don't refuel, recharge, spend quality time with God, you are doomed! Running on empty will not produce positive results.

It is important that we take time to recharge physically, emotionally and spiritually from the demands of life. We need to take time to evaluate where we have been, where we are and where we are going. We need to take the time to be a friend, a mom, a loving wife and Christian.

Studies show that people who fail to recharge their mental and physical batteries are more susceptible to illness and mistakes on the job. When my brother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a number of years ago at age 42, the doctors told him that stress promotes cancer. He held a management position and daily was forced to deal with high level stress in his position. Just remember that high level activity doesn't equal a quality life.

I love to walk. The challenge is finding the time for those 20-30 minutes of relaxation each day. It is such a stress release for me to breathe the fresh air, listen to my IPod and clear my mind. We all need to find something that will offer that stress relief to us and apply it to our lives. If not we can become irritable women........ Of course, I am sure none of us can possibly relate to that!

In addition to rest we must take time daily to sit at the feet of Jesus. Reading our Bible and spending quality time with our Lord will rejuvenate our spirit and life. Cultivating that relationship with Him will carry us through the mud and fog of this life.

I pray that you will find time to rest in Jesus today. Refuel and Recharge!!

Blessings Girlfriends!