• Church,  Life,  Ministry

    SOS Friendship

    As I was preparing for a women’s Bible study, and a teaching for my youth ministry, the two topics for the group had the same message on relationships. I was blown away on how the issues of diverse groups would be the same for the same week. As I prayed before preparing my talks, I began to recognize God had something He wanted to address regarding the importance of relationships. A sweet friendship refreshes the soul. (Proverbs 27:9) The women’s group will be studying the importance of good friendships and the importance of nurturing the friendships. I began to wrestle with what makes friendships hard, and the answer is we…

  • Advent,  Body,  Christmas,  Life,  Ministry,  Soul

    Love Like This

    Holidays are exciting and challenging all at the same time. I was visiting with my friend and publisher Jeremy regarding my upcoming book release of “Just As You Are.” I had shared with him that now is a hard time to get things done in promoting my book with Christmas a week away. Jeremy said, “Lisa you are a teacher, and my wife and I as well as others need to hear how do you survive the holidays; such as shopping, Christmas cards, or getting a long with loved ones at holiday gatherings.” Prior to my conversation I had just posted on my Face Book Ministry Page a Scripture verse…

  • Church,  Life,  Ministry,  Soul

    So Now What?

    In Genesis, when Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, they appeared naked, became ashamed and hid. God asks them why they were hiding. He knew, but wanted Adam and Eve to acknowledge the truth. This is the case for us today in the Church. It doesn’t matter the denomination. Sin has crept into the leadership of our churches. The secret in the churches today are entangled in gluttony, sloth, envy, pride, greed, anger and lust. The truth is coming out bigly regarding the sins of the leaders; unfortunately it has been there for a while. In the last two years, I have researched about what was going on…

  • Body,  Health,  Life

    Desperation (A Journey Back to Health)

    My journey took a desperate turn in the fall of last year, I felt tired, bloated, and ached all over. I couldn’t sleep at night for it would hurt to lie down. I began to pray, “God if you want me to continue to write Bible Studies and make videos, I need your help with my health to have the energy to do so. I wanted to do God’s will, but I needed His help in order to do so. My friends, this is a great place to be and I believe it is exactly where God wanted me to be. One afternoon I received a text from my friend…

  • Body,  Health,  Life,  Soul

    A Road Block (A Journey Back to Health)

    Have you traveled along in life and suddenly came upon a road block? That is how I would describe my health these last four years after giving up gluten. I had been feeling so much better, but would notice in the fall, that I was so inflamed and bloated. I would usually gain two dress sizes and about 10-12 lbs. I usually would scratch my head and wonder why. I love fresh fruit and vegetables and would eat a steady diet of them. I do not have a sweet tooth and would naturally gravitate to salty and spicy foods. I did not eat a lot of carbs, because I enjoyed…

  • Body,  Health,  Life,  Soul

    Gluten Free – Now What? (A Journey Back to Health)

    After my doctor’s appointment, my mind was made up to go all in on becoming gluten free. The first thing I did was to go through my pantry and cupboards to find out what contained gluten. In the evenings, I would research how to read labels and what food items to stay away from. I must be honest I was overwhelmed, for gluten was in a lot of things and sometimes were hidden in things such as the Carmel coloring in food items. Once I told my family the plan to go gluten free they were happy for me, but not excited about joining me. I assured them they didn’t…

  • Body,  Health,  Life,  Ministry,  Soul

    A Household of Three – A Journey Back to Good Health

    When I was in my late twenties, a year following the birth of our second daughter, I was struggling with energy and constant tiredness. Now I realize this is typical for moms to be tired after chasing two little ones around, but the tiredness I felt was very different. I had read some articles in women’s magazine regarding an underactive thyroid, and thought it was worth asking the doctor if my thyroid was working properly. I was thankful the doctor thought it was worth checking into and did a standard blood test. The results came back that my thyroid was okay. However, I had always wondered if I should have…

  • Church,  Life,  Ministry

    Disposable

    Have you ever invested in someone or something only to have them brush you away as if you were disposable? You poured your heart and soul out only to be dropped as if you never mattered. NEXT! Disposable is defined as, “intended to be used once, or until no longer useful, and then thrown away. Why are we such a disposable society when it comes to people? Maybe the bigger question is why are we a disposable church? Often times, people in ministry or church, are disposed of in the name of the Lord, or it’s movement. “Oh well, we must trust in God and His plan.” I am here…

  • Church,  Life,  Ministry

    Hiding Out

    Ever since I was a little girl, I have been shy. I remember one time my mom had taken me to a photographer for a kindergarten picture. I froze in fear and could not smile. When I was a first grade student at recess time you would find me hiding next to the school building. Today, as God calls me to come out of my insecurity, I often feel like the little girl hiding behind the school building. I recently attended a silent retreat. I entered the retreat with no expectations and was excited to have some quiet time to pray. The leaders of the retreat gave us some various…

  • Life,  Poem

    Hey Mister, Have You Seen This Little Girl’s Hands?

    A little girl went to school each day. When she came home from the day. She would sit with her mama and discuss what may. Hey Mister, have you seen this little girl’s hands? Mama had called it a tea time event. The little girl had not known any different. Her mama listened to the little girl talk on how her day went. At times there were tears and other times laughter of the day to day events. Hey Mister, have you seen this little girl’s hands? There were days the little girl had been picked on. And other days she played with someone’s daughter or son. Her mama encouraged…