Abundance or Scarcity: How are you living?

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].John 10:10 AMP I find myself returning to this verse time and again because it reminds me of a vital truth for believers — God has called us to a life of abundance not scarcity! From the very beginning our enemy has wanted us to believe that God is not telling us the truth, that He doesn't really love us, that He doesn't really ... [Read More]

When all you can see is what you lack

Yesterday was not a banner day for Teri Lynne.  In fact, it was whatever the opposite of a banner day would be.  I won't go into all the details but let's just say it was a perfect storm of lack of sleep, lack of clear focus, and lack of emotional control.  Basically, I was—as we say in the south—a hot mess. I am pretty sure I had every single emotion possible. {It is at this point, you probably start praying for my sweet husband who has to manage the hurricane of said emotions.} This ... [Read More]

We Have Abundance not Scarcity

Welcome to day 2 of 31 Simple Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! Since it's Sunday, I won't be writing a long post but I do want to encourage you with a verse of Scripture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10 This verse holds a special meaning to me because it reminds me of an important truth related to lopsided living — God has called me to a life of abundance not scarcity! In the garden, Satan directed ... [Read More]

Be Generous with Grace

Grace: the unmerited favor of God; receiving that which we don't deserve. We can’t do enough or be good enough or live well enough to earn the grace God has given. It’s why verses like this mean much to us as believers: For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not as a result of works so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 Not from ourselves. Not of ourselves. Not through ourselves. It isn’t about us at all. Grace is entirely ... [Read More]

What if … We Learn to Live Well

Permission to Live Well My heart is simply to invite others into the freedom, peace, and grace we find in the life to full Jesus offers us.  So often we get distracted by the thief who is constantly working to steal, kill, and destroy all the good and perfect gifts God offers to His children. This series has been my invitation to you to consider there is an option.  You don't have to live in the frenzy and chaos and busy our culture promotes. You can choose something different, something other ... [Read More]