Therefore encourage one another and edify one another, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sharing from A Wife's Heart

Today I'm sharing a post from our Sister Group A Wife's Heart reminding wives the importance of  encouraging your husbands. Do you have faith in your husband?

Please visit the blog to read the entire post.

A Wife's Heart: Encouraging Through Appliances: Today started off a great day until I went to dry some clothes and my dryer would not turn back on. I immediately felt disappointment and...

Ladies, if you have not joined us at A Wife's Heart please do so. We are there to encourage and empower Wives and those engaged.

I look forward to seeing you there. AWH is also on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I Still Believe

Scattered words and empty thoughts
Seem to pour from my heart
I've never felt so torn before
Seems I don't know where to start
But its now I feel your grace fall like rain
From every fingertip washing away my pain

I still believe in your faithfulness
I still believe in your truth
I still believe in your holy word
Even when I don't see I still believe

Though the questions still fog up my mind
With promises I still seem to bear
Even when answers slowly unwind
It's my heart I see you prepare
But its now that I feel your grace fall like rain
From every fingertip washing away my pain

The only place I can go is into your arms
Where I throw to you my feeble prayers in brokenness
I can see that this is your will for me
Help me to know you are near.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday Inspiration

I'm sharing one of my favorite bible verses with you today.

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive. Jeremiah 29:11-14

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Be Thankful

It doesn't matter what you may be going through continue to pray and thank God regardless of the outcome.

In life you will go through some trying times but no matter the situation, struggle or circumstance, find a reason to give thanks.

You are to give thanks no matter what. There are NO EXCEPTIONS and NO EXCUSES!!!

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Where is God?

Do you ever feel like god is so far away? Like He’s not even around or paying attention? Rest assured that God is everywhere and is aware of it all.  

The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good. Proverbs 15:3

When you feel like god has deserted you, please remember that it is not god who has changed, or moved… IT WAS YOU!

Don’t ignore His presence or decide you no longer need or want Him. He is there you just have to listen and be obedient.

• Take comfort in knowing god is with you.
• Listen to the quiet voice.
• Talk to Him and seek His guidance. Don’t do things on your own.
• Let him know you are grateful for Him because of who He is and not only for the things He has done. Thank Him and Give Him Praise!

Celebrate God’s presence regardless of what you are going through, whether you are happy or sad.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17 

God is ALWAYS There!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

When I say, “I am a Christian”...

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!”
I’m whispering, “I get lost!
That’s why I chose this way”

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak with human pride
I’m confessing that I stumble -
needing God to be my guide

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong
I’m professing that I’m weak
and pray for strength to carry on

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success
I’m admitting that I’ve failed
and cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t think I know it all
I submit to my confusion
asking humbly to be taught

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are far too visible
but God believes I’m worth it

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartache
which is why I seek His name

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I do not wish to judge
I have no authority
I only know I’m loved

Copyright 1988 Carol Wimmer

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Featured SIS (Sister In the Spotlight): Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

I am a board-certified internal medicine physician and the author of the book Set Free to Live Free: Breaking Through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves (Revell 2011). Ten years ago I completed my residency training and set out to ‘save the world’ by providing excellent healthcare. As a member of National Health Service Corp, I was prepared to encounter various levels of poverty and insufficient health care but what I was not prepared for was the amount of psychological poverty I found. Daily patients presented trapped in mindsets and negative thought processes for which my traditional medicine training had not prepared me to adequately treat.

During this time I was personally at a spiritual crossroad myself, unsure of what God’s plans were for me and struggling with fear, insecurity, and doubt. For months I saw women come to me for answers to the same questions and concern I faced. I was broken in so many ways, yet trying to help other broken women. I was not clinically depressed or anxious, rather just not at a place of peace and joy, which lead me to begin a personal journey to explain what I was experiencing. I began observing the women who were walking in a level of wholeness I did not have, researching scriptures to support their ‘secrets’ to peace, and recording my finding. This led me to discover 7 key areas where I and many of my female patients were in bondage due to lies we believed. These lies were like a germ getting into open wounds in our life and were threatening to infect our whole beings if we did not get treatment immediately. The treatment was not in a prescription bottle, but in a process of learning to trust God and replacing those lies with truth. I put these principles into practice within my own life and experienced such a transformation that even my patients commented on how something about me had changed.

 I was elated at having broken free, but still in turmoil about how to approach this with patients. What would they think if their doctor starting talking spiritual things with them? What would other healthcare professionals think of such unconventional treatment? One day God made it clear I had to make a choice: stay in fear and watch these patients stay bound or walk in faith and see the healing I so wanted to bring to them. He lead a young woman to my office who had almost become completely consumed by lies and a negative mindset. She did not know what was wrong with her, but she knew that she was at the end of her rope. She expected a pill but what I offered her was a prescription for living free: 5 steps I had used to work through the lies in my life. This process was scary, because I am not a licensed counselor but I knew that a pill would only be a band-aid on this woman’s life issues. She needed guidance, as her doctor and as a woman who had just walked through the process herself, I knew it was time to step outside of my conventional medical training and stretch her to see how the spiritual was affecting her mind/body.

Years later she and hundreds of other women have gone through this process towards freedom. Medicine for me has become more than just my profession, but the platform for me to help others see how self-deception, lies and negative self-talk are affecting their lives. My findings, the 7 lies, and the 5 stages of freedom were birth out of my own pain but have been redeemed and used by a faithful God. As a Christian physician, many in healthcare have written to tell me how my willingness to combine my faith with healing has opened the door to them using a similar process with their patients. I praise God for all He has done over these past 10 years of my practicing medicine.

You can learn more about me and read the first chapter of Set Free to Live Free: Breaking Through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves on my website at and you can sign up for my newsletter at I blog my thoughts at and I can be found posting encouragement on Facebook at Set Free to Live Free can be purchased at all major book stores and online at

Thank you Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith for taking time to share with us on today.  We appreciate you sharing your story.