Sacred Ordinary - I finally found a way to explain what it means to me: "It is forged in the daily and tempered in the ordinary. It is a slow and steady and deliberate gathering of the years. It is a combination of keen attentiveness—to God, to self, to others, to life—and holy indifference—to trifles, to insults, to useless distractions. It is planned, not in some goose-stepping mechanical way, but in the sense that it builds on a resolve to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of you, and to take every though captive and make it obedient to Christ."
- Stephen A. Macchia

2016 I have chosen to live in light of ETERNITY. "He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." Matthew 10:39 KJV I want my little life that I have been given to be a testimony for the blood that was shed for me on Calvary's cross.

This year and for the years to come, it is about surrendering to God and giving my family and those I meet along the way, JESUS! I am going to let my light shine. LIFE is SHORT! We do not know when we will die. Each day we need to make the most of the time that we have, for it may be our last. AS FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST, all of us should live each moment in light of eternity.

The decisions we make in this life determine where and how we will spend the next. We should, therefore, make certain that the right decisions are made.

The final states are fixed, there is no second chance. Finally, we should have heaven constantly on our mind so as to have an impact in this world. (Especially our family)

I want to leave an Eternal Legacy. Living in light of Eternity causes us to focus on what is truly important. It is not about the furniture we own, the clothes we wear, the places we want to travel or even the church we attend. IT IS ALL ABOUT SOULS and if they KNOW JESUS PERSONALLY.

Lord, remind us just how brief our time here on earth will be. Our days are numbered, our life is fleeting. Each of us is just a vapor, a breath. Are we living in light of ETERNITY? Are we ready to meet our maker?

Living in Light of Eternity


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I am participating . . .

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Fall is here and along with pumpkin spice everything is our latest (in)courage book selection! Grab a cup of coffee (or tea, or apple cider, or whatever gives you all the warm fuzzies) and join us for a book club like you’ve never experienced!

This study includes a few firsts for us, including weekly opportunities for you to connect live with the author and with one another! Without further ado, we invite you and all your girlfriends to join us

October 6 – November 5th as we read Emily P. Freeman’s amazing new book, Simply Tuesday: Small Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World.

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Buy your copy of “Simply Tuesday” here, or head over to Emily’s site to learn more!


Taking part in an {in}courage book club is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1. Pick up a copy of “Simply Tuesday” as soon as possible

2. Read at our pace (schedule below) or complete the book at your convenience. New blog posts (and some other special things!) will be published each Tuesday and Thursday during the duration of the study. When you subscribe to the book club you won’t even worry about forgetting-we’ll send you email reminders!
3. Share your thoughts in the blog post comments, in the Facebook group, or on social media (just tag @incourage, #simplytuesday and #inbooks)
Simply Tuesday content will always be available on the book club page, enabling you to watch videos and read the posts anytime, even if you begin the study after our official start date. No “fear of missing out” around here – you can come & go as it works for you or your small group!


Instead of focusing on specific chapters, we’re going to chat with Emily about some of the specific themes she covers in the five sections of “Simply Tuesday.” It’s our hope that this book club would embrace the “small moment living” of Emily’s book, with less hustle and more heart. We’ll give you more fun updates next week on exactly HOW we’re going to have those conversations, but for now here’s when we’ll be chatting about each section:
  • October 6th – Part 1: Discovering our Tuesday Home (chapters 1-3)
  • October 13th – Part 2: Embracing our Tuesday Work (chapters 4-6)
  • October 20th – Part 3: Finding our Tuesday People (chapters 7-9)
  • October 27th – Part 4: Accepting our Tuesday Soul (chapters 10-12)
  • November 3rd – Part 5: Seeing beyond Tuesday (chapters 13-15)
Be sure to order your book now  so you’ll receive it in time to get started. Also, why not invite a friend to join you (and us)? We’re convinced more IS merrier (and we might even have a giveaway for those of you who gather in real life with friends to do the study!)

We’re eager for how the Lord is going to use this study to help us savor small moment living – we know you won’t be the same by the time we turn the last page.

Sign up todayand check back next Tuesday when we share more about what will make this a book club like you’ve never experienced!