We all have one. That one friend that we kind of hate. Don’t get me wrong we love her as a sister in Christ, but we hate how perfect her life is. Everything from her children to her home, her car, her hair, her nails, everything about her is perfect.
“At the heart of every matter there is a matter of the heart.” We all have reasons to fear the unknown. Fear derives from our past and present situations and experiences. Why is it that two people could have the same experience and have two totally different outcomes and perspectives? Have we overlooked how much we all have in common?
This is an excerpt from veteran Diva Jenee Day’s new book, Be More Specific, available now on Amazon! Yay Jenee! Jenee sent me a copy so I could pick out this excerpt. I really resonated with this devotional, Count Your Blessings.
“Jesus, I thank You that You love Joelle so much. She is so special to You. I thank You, Holy Spirit that You work in her heart. Please help her to obey Mommy and Daddy; it makes You so happy when she obeys. Please make Yourself real to her. Thank you for my beautiful little girl. She is such a gift to Daddy and me, and we love her so much. Thank you that You have such good plans for her.”
Can you believe summer is already over? (womp womp) Unless you’re a southern hemisphere Diva ready for spring!
I’ve been really into the Bible Gateway App’s reading plans (not an ad, and I know many of you have the app too!) so I wanted to share some of my recent favorites. These are like little Bible studies you can do on your phone. They have devotional and accompanying scriptures. You may recall I mentioned loving the plan Soul Detox last year.
Over the past year and a half, I began to study closely the life of Mascot—his going out and coming in, and my husband’s interactions with him, and his with my husband. It has been during these times that the Holy Spirit ministered to me that the relationship between Mascot and my husband can be compared to our relationship with God. There are two very important similarities.
Sharing your story is a powerful tool to spur women forward (Heb 10:24) — but also a powerful tool in the healing process for yourself. If you feel a tugging on your heart to get your story out there, email me!
“Just as the hawk and eagle aren’t bothered by the mobbing of the crows, so you should not be in this world. They will surely gather against you, but as an eagle, your power is more than theirs and you don’t have to fight against them but stay focused on Me.”
Due to a deployment, my husband was separated from me and my son for four months. We just recently reunited in the States (where my son and I were). To be honest, becoming a family unit once again is an adjustment. We just traveled back to Europe, too, and are whooped (a full day of flying + 11 hours of driving to get to our final destination).