Building Hope: An Epiphany for 2013

“An Epiphany for 2013” A blessed, healthy, and peace-filled year is prayed for you, my dear friends. I pray that you will seek earnestly, His grace and love. I was amazed as I experienced the many emotions that filled me this past Christmas … · Joy over numerous blessings, tangible and intangible · Sorrow over […]

Building Hope: An Epiphany for 2013

__________________________________________ “An Epiphany for 2013” A blessed, healthy, and peace-filled year is prayed for you, my dear friends.  I pray that you will seek earnestly, His grace and love. I was amazed as I experienced the many emotions that filled me this past Christmas … ·    Joy over numerous blessings, tangible and intangible ·    Sorrow […]

For Unto Us a Savior is Born!

“They said to the woman, “we no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.” (John 4:42)  “The Samaritans urged Jesus to stay with them and He stayed two days. And because of His words, many […]

Give thanks in all circumstances

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17- 18; NIV Can you actually give thanks in any and all circumstances?   Do you know that everything we have is His?  I was recently reminded of this scripture last week when my car window was smashed […]

Building Hope: Ensuring Affirmation and Edification

Over the last couple of months we’ve been discussing the importance of putting on the armor of God and the effects it can have on our daily lives.  Last month we discussed the power of words as it relates to how those words are spoken to us and how we respond to them; as well […]

Words and Their Impact

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”   Wishful thinking, my friends!  That catchy little phrase our parents told us to use to ensure unkind words would just “bounce” off of us, RARELY, if ever, worked.  Words have tremendous power over us from a very young age until we graduate […]

Weaponry for the Princess Warrior

We ended last session with a command to suit up for battle by putting on the needed protection to keep the young women in our lives, as well ourselves,  secure and hopeful.  The battle often begins with our thoughts, and the battlefield is our spirit mind.   A good offense is key to winning a battle, […]

Armed with Assurance

Self-esteem has become a national crisis in this country. Reported in a study printed in 2008 “Real Girls, Real Pressure: A National Report on the State of Self-Esteem,”  the majority of girls (seven in ten) feel they do not measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships.[1] What is truly […]