Beatitudes | Day 6

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7 I remember back several years ago we were attending a small church and like many churches they asked us to take a spiritual gifts assessment. It was no surprise that my assessment showed that I had strong Pastoral, and Exhortation giftings followed closely …

Are You on the Right Journey?

As women, we understand that life often gets messy and hectic. You know that saying, “Stuff happens!” Stuff happens at your job, stuff happens at home, at school, well everywhere to be honest. Life can get cluttered up with all the peripheral things that distract us from discovering our true purpose. Life takes us down …

Beatitudes | Day 5

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6 As someone who has been victimized before, I get to talk with many other women who have been victimized. Every time, I do, if they know anything about the Bible they know this verse. They are focused on the …

Setting Yourself Free

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, …

Beatitudes | Day 4

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5  A friend who has been reading the Daily DIVAS was giggling yesterday when she asked me “what do you have to say about the meek, you are anything but meek!” I knew she was right, at least the way most of the world …

Matthew 5:4

Beatitudes | Day 3

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 Unlike yesterday’s verse, I can totally relate to this one.  It has been a rough year. The loss of family on my husband’s side, started us off; losing 3 of my husband’s aunts. Then between my husband and I we have lost 3 …

Beatitudes | Day 2

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 As I was talking through this verse with a friend yesterday, I admitted I didn’t like this verse at all. I personally believe that this verse has been a primary catalyst to poverty mindset. When I don’t really believe that …

Just Breathe, Just Rest!

Unfortunately, as women, we find ourselves overwhelmed most of the time. We wear too many hats. We are wives, mothers, friends, nurturers, grandmothers, and we have outside jobs. We have to carpool kids, go grocery shopping, clean the house, make dinner, and get ready for tomorrow and on and on. The list is endless! And …

Beatitudes | Day 1

Matthew 5:1-2 Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them… I often wonder what it would have been like to be in the crowd when Jesus taught on the Beatitudes. I wonder if the people in the …

A Father to the Fatherless

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. Psalm 68:5 Yesterday was Father’s Day, mixed in with all the celebratory wishes to their dads, I also came across heartbreaking posts from those missing a father. Some miss their father because they passed away, or lived great distances away and …