All Over

Here lately I have been writing from spaces of very RAW moments. I’m praying for strength and claiming Philemon 4:13 and Luke 1:37 to just get through one hour of one day.

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The other day I was having Bible time with my children. You all know that my children range in age from fourteen to eight. We have a mix of emotions in our house, especially with my teen girls, and we have a little boy who never wants to sit still. Last week I failed at Bible time being consistent. So it should be no surprise that as I gathered my children for Bible time, Satan was all over our time and space.

I literally witnessed this devil taking over the emotions and behaviors of every single one of my children. My son, who was in a good mood and accomplishing quite a lot, turned into a boy who was no longer compliant and throwing a fit on the floor because he didn’t think he could write one Scripture on an index card. My youngest daughter had some very unkind words coming out of her mouth towards her sisters who were just trying to help. My near thirteen-year-old decided that if her brother wouldn’t accept her help she was never going to be helpful again and then also had unkind words of her own. And my oldest, she decided that it was the end of the world to have to write a couple of verses in her notebook and think about how Satan was cleverly invading her thoughts and actions as of late.

I sat and looked at my children and my heart broke. I lost it. I burst. We were reading Genesis 3:1 and it was unfolding in front of me how clever this monster was in my home. Tears ran and I tried so hard to explain this to my four, but even as hard as I tried they did not see the error before them. We finished our writing and I gathered them for prayer. Ladies, this was hard for me. I didn’t want to pray, but I knew the only thing that was going to rectify any of this precious time would be just that – prayer. I had each child (starting with the oldest) pray for their own behavior and life as the rest of us would pray silently for them while they spoke. Each one did this and then I closed in prayer with tears threatening to fall once again.

I’ve only ever wanted to teach them God’s Word and have them love each other with a love that could never break. Best friends and companions through life. I prayed and asked for God to be in our day and to guide my children because there will be a day when I no longer can.

Ladies, I love my children, but they are not mine. I dedicated them to God at birth, but claimed them as my own. I realized that I have to let them go in God’s hands; let him guide their steps. They have been raised to know God and his Word. I have to let God lead; me and them.  This is a RAW moment from my week. Please know that I am in this life with you all. I am thinking of you and praying for you because I so desperately need you praying for me too.

Lord, as my life is no longer my own, my children also do not belong to me. They were gifted to me to care for and raise in your ways, but they are your children. I ask for the strength and ability to be the mother you intended me to be for them. Guide my steps as well as theirs. Thank you for trusting me to do this crucial job and to live a life that is guided by you. Amen.

Tara DeMaris

Tara, graduate of Crown College, is the mother to four beautiful children.  Together, Tara and her husband, David, and their family make their home in North Pole, Alaska.  Tara is passionate about reaching the hearts of women and young ladies.  She loves to write and teach God's Word.  God put a desire in Tara's heart over seven years ago to start a ministry that reached women and today she has founded Titus II Woman Ministry.  God is showing her miracles and his hand at work every day.

Tara, graduate of Crown College, is the mother to four beautiful children. Together, Tara and her husband, David, and their family make their home in North Pole, Alaska. Tara is passionate about reaching the hearts of women and young ladies. She loves to write and teach God’s Word. God put a desire in Tara’s heart over seven years ago to start a ministry that reached women and today she has founded Titus II Woman Ministry. God is showing her miracles and his hand at work every day.

 

Not Everything IS Good for You

Did anyone else set New Year’s Resolutions?! How are they coming? We’re a month in and I’m guessing the gyms are getting a little quieter. I’ve made resolutions for years with varying degrees of effort; both in forming them and in following through. The one thing I’ve never done…ask God for help. That’s right, I’ve been a Christian for close to 30 years and have never asked God for help with a New Year’s Resolution. Until now.

A little backstory will help you know about my struggle with food and why I need God to help me. Growing up in a small town I was blessed and cursed by all of our classmates knowing each other pretty well. This subjected me to quite a few friends (Tara, Titus II Woman founder, being one of my favorite) and quite a few “mean” kids. One of the latter took to calling me “Fatso Roe,” Roe being my maiden name. At the pool I would occasionally hear, “there’s Thunder Thighs.” My dad would frequently top these off with the prophetic, “if you eat that you’ll get fat like your mother.” Food can be an idol just like anything else. It can consume your thoughts, your attitudes and actions. Some people idolize food by eating too much of it and others by not eating enough.  Over the course of 15 years of making my own food choices I’ve amassed 200 pounds of “extra skin.” I can only share this number with you now after recently reading Philippians 1:20. “For I fully expect & hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die.” NLT

So, to combat this lifetime of self-indulgence, I’m combining my weight loss efforts with daily Bible devotions. Yes, after 30 years I’m finally going to do it. I’m reading the Bible. How can a self-proclaimed Christian go her whole life without reading it all, you ask? I get hung up on the details. I didn’t know it came in contemporary language until I finally started playing around with my YouVersion Bible app. Now I read the Message or New Living Translation. I’ll often revert back to New King James when I’m like, “hey, I remember that said ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’ not, ‘wonderfully complex!’” What makes me think I’ll succeed this time? I have an arsenal of support. My boyfriend’s father was a Lutheran minister and has passed down a great deal of knowledge. There’s Google where he fails. I have reminders on my phone. I have 3 devotionals that are specific to my other Resolutions. I’m accountable to people. Oh, and most importantly, I’ve asked God to help me. It took me an hour to sit down with 5 verses during my first couple of days! I needed to know a lot of backstory since I started with Matthew. But, it got easier and I’m so encouraged in all aspects of my life.

As my journey pertains to weight loss, here’s what I’m finding helpful, so far. In 1 Corinthians 6: 12, you say, “I am allowed to do anything – but not everything is good for you. And even though ‘I am allowed to do anything.’ I must not become a slave to anything. You say, ‘Food was made for the stomach, & the stomach for food.’” And Philippians 3:19 and 21. “Their god is their appetite. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own.” Each day I strive to make my body and my mind more like God’s and I ask him to help me along the way. I know I cannot reflect Him well to others if I am busy being embarrassed of my body. I cannot express Him well to others if I do not know His word.

I pray that each of you is growing by learning about yourself and what God has to say about you, whatever YOUR idol may be. Whether its sex, drugs, rock and roll or ice cream, we’ve all got one. “God help me identify what holds me back from glorifying you fully. Show me how I can fulfill your works as you’ve designed me. Help me find your mind and access the mind of your Son so that He may replace my thoughts and help me live my best life. I pray this for myself and anyone who may read this, that they may find healing and peace.”

Jennifer Thompson

By the time she turned thirty, Jennifer Thompson, had been brought through the darkest and brightest of days, but she knew she needed to see herself as God sees her. She began her walk of self-discovery.  She is walking that path and glorifying God with each step she takes. Jennifer is a momma to three boys and desires to see them know and love God with a deep and intimate relationship.  Jennifer was born and raised in a small town in north central Missouri, and now makes her home in the bigger city of Columbia, Missouri.  Jennifer is a graduate of Central Methodist University with a bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice and Ethics and a minor in Spanish. While Jennifer spends her days raising her children and volunteering at her home church she constantly reminds herself of God’s promise to her through Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

By the time she turned thirty, Jennifer Thompson, had been brought through the darkest and brightest of days, but she knew she needed to see herself as God sees her. She began her walk of self-discovery. She is walking that path and glorifying God with each step she takes. Jennifer is a momma to three boys and desires to see them know and love God with a deep and intimate relationship. Jennifer was born and raised in a small town in north central Missouri, and now makes her home in the bigger city of Columbia, Missouri. Jennifer is a graduate of Central Methodist University with a bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice and Ethics and a minor in Spanish. While Jennifer spends her days raising her children and volunteering at her home church she constantly reminds herself of God’s promise to her through Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Home Repair

I am not new to marriage. My husband and I are somewhere on the path between start and finish in life and love. I’m glad I am not who I was when we were first united, and I am glad the LORD is not finished blessing us with days together. But we don’t really know this, do we?

Recently, I have been reflecting on a devotion written by Jim Daly from Focus on the Family. It was a seven-day study app entitled “Marriage: A Lifelong Journey.” The following is a paragraph I feel compelled to share with you:

“A strong marriage impacts a family for generations. It’s an identity, a sense of belonging in a world full of strangers. But for a marriage to endure, you need thoughtful caretakers. When cracks appear in the relationship, or the paint peels, the answer is not to level it and start over. It’s to give it the loving care it deserves to restore it back to health. Because when a marriage ends in divorce, it’s like an old house with all of its history being torn down. If your relationship is showing signs of wear, apply Paul’s words in Ephesians 4:32 — Kindness and a tender heart, and forgiveness can go a long way to restoring a marriage.”

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

When an acquaintance of mine watched her marriage end in divorce, she left her home in the care of others to join her missionary son and his family for some years. When she returned, her home was in ruin and her ex-husband was completely unresponsive to her communication attempts. She spends her days working over-time to raise enough money to repair and restore this house alone now, and on more than one occasion I have prayed with her that the LORD would open communication up between her and her ex. Here’s what I believe I can glean from her story. Stay vigilant and involved, and don’t expect someone who just wants to use your home to care enough to fix all that’s wrong with it while you are absent.

Unfortunately, a lot of the time we go to the altar of marriage feeling like the journey is over and the happily ever after has begun. The reality is that the journey has just begun. The foundation of the home has just been laid. In those initial years of marriage, the couple is building their relationship, their home, and they add to it as their time together accumulates. I have watched in grief as some of my friends have opened their marriages, the foundations of their families, to other influences such as drugs and alcohol, gambling, work, and hobbies. There have been some who’ve given themselves to other people, to images of other people, to thoughts of other people. Some of my friends have become uninvolved in their marriage because their house was built, but as the rooms emptied as their children matured and moved out, things they had put off repairing were exposed, and one or both of them gave up. They just didn’t have the interest to care and be involved in restoring their marriage anymore. Yes, it takes more than one to repair a marriage, but one person can choose to be the catalyst for making vigilant home repairs before it falls to disrepair. Home repair tends to be viral when done with the right heart – with creative kindness, forgiveness, and patience.

I took a closer look at my marriage. My husband and I can grow weary so easily sometimes. We allow ourselves to become so busy that we slip into survival mode or automatic pilot. I began moving things around and noticing what repairs needed to be made, and instead of nagging him to work on things with me, or growing angry that he didn’t seem to want to discuss them, I looked at what repairs I could make right now on my own. I thought about things I did for my husband eighteen years ago – things I learned brought out a happy husband response when we were newly wedded.

I chose to break away from my usual routine and joined him as he was preparing to leave for work this morning. I slipped up behind him where he sat tying his shoes on the stairs, and I snuggled up to him like I used to. His chuckle was young-sounding and very nonweary for a non-morning person. I thanked him for being a man of integrity and providing not only for our needs but also a good example for our children. He gave me a manly blush and kissed me. Then I expressed some concern that his coat and tee may be too thin to protect him from the morning’s   -20°F temperature and -38°F windchill. His response was, “With a send off like this, I’ll be plenty warm all day.” Yeah, he also reminded me that his office is less than a mile down the road, but when he kissed me again, the twinkle in his eyes and the way he looked at me, certainly put a new shine on my outlook for the day.

LORD, from the beginning, your plan has been perfect. You said it was not good for man to be alone and You created a helper for him from his own rib – a woman – who would be one flesh with him, close to his heart, and protected at his side. I ask you to take your rightful place in our marriages. May You be made the head of our homes, the core of our desires, and the blessing of each moment together. Thank you for the man you have united me with. Thank you for each day you have blessed us with and the children you have placed in our care. Thank you for your provisions and the work you have given us to put our talents and gifts to work in. I lay our marriage and home at the foot of your holy throne to rule over and protect. It is yours. Amen.

Lorinda Freeman

Lorinda has a passion and desire to teach children about the love of God.  She is a homeschooling mom of four and together as a family they work within their church with the children’s programs making sure the hearts of all the children are being taught God’s love for them.  Lorinda and her husband, Chris, make their home in Hibbing, Minnesota after Lorinda had endured extensive travel growing up as a Navy “brat”. 1 Thessalonians 2:6-13, “We are not looking for praise from men, not from you or anyone else.  As apostles of Christ we could have been a burden to you, but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.  We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.  Surely you remember, brothers, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you.  You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed.  For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

Lorinda has a passion and desire to teach children about the love of God. She is a homeschooling mom of four and together as a family they work within their church with the children’s programs making sure the hearts of all the children are being taught God’s love for them. Lorinda and her husband, Chris, make their home in Hibbing, Minnesota after Lorinda had endured extensive travel growing up as a Navy “brat”. 1 Thessalonians 2:6-13, “We are not looking for praise from men, not from you or anyone else. As apostles of Christ we could have been a burden to you, but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children. We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. Surely you remember, brothers, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you. You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

“Daughter”

Our daughter: youngest of four and only girl. The day she was born, her daddy and three brothers agreed to protect her – especially from any “wrong” suitors.

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Even as a precious little newborn she claimed her brothers. When she could talk (9 months old) she named them “my boys.” As soon as she could walk (10½ months) she tagged along with her boys on their adventures around our home. If she grew weary, she just climbed into the stroller or bike trailer and they toted her along. At four, she wanted to ride her bike without training wheels so she could keep up with her boys on their adventures. Her brothers removed the training wheels from her bike and stood in a triangular formation in the yard catching her and sending her from one brother to another until she finally pedaled off on her own. When she wanted to make friends with the girl at the end of our street, her brothers began taking turns escorting her down the road to see her new friend, and they still do to this day.

Yes, we do have bickering in our home like any other normal family. There are days she is not included; when the boys just want to be the boys. She’s a typical girl-full of more words in an hour than her boys have in a day, and sometimes she gets a little over temperamental or rebellious, but she knows they will be there through tantrum, trial, and trouble. Her boys protect her, teach her, and care. I don’t know if they have ever even told her that they love her, but I don’t believe she really needs them to.

A few weeks ago, I overheard my children conversing with one of the women in our church. I don’t know what they were really talking about or what this woman had said or asked which prompted our daughter’s response. But, our now eleven-year-old daughter told her, “My brothers and my dad will make sure I marry the right man, they protect me,” and our second son confirmed this. Even better for our daughter, her daddy also confirmed this.

What makes me even more proud is that my daughter now has even more confidence in our LORD than she has in any of her brothers or even her earthly daddy. This is a feeling we should all know. He is the Good Shepherd who cares for us, leads us, nurtures us, and redeems us as in Psalm 23. He is Rock, Savior, Warrior, King of kings, and He is the Lover of our souls. Who cannot flourish in the protection of the LORD? In Him, and only in Him, we may be righteous.

Isaiah 32:17 tells us, “The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.”

In His righteousness we can be blessed and confident; we can feel the peace of knowing we are taken care of by the Almighty Jehovah. In Jeremiah 17:7-8 we are told, “But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

Our daughter – warrior princess for God. Any man who makes it through her daddy and brothers may just survive her, but they better love her Abba a great deal. She has informed me she is going to climb mountains and open stores for sharing Christ with people who are hidden there. I do not doubt her ability to do this because I know where her confidence, strength, and peace come from.

ABBA, I thank you for the husband and family that You have gifted me with here on earth. I thank you more for the promises You have given me and kept. I pray 1 John 3:1-3 right here: “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. Everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.” I ask that you will fill our children with your mighty fire and keep them from the power of the enemy-pure and steadily looking to You, Dear ABBA. In your Son’s name I pray. Amen.

Lorinda Freeman

Lorinda has a passion and desire to teach children about the love of God. She is a homeschooling mom of four and together as a family they work within their church with the children’s programs making sure the hearts of all the children are being taught God’s love for them. Lorinda and her husband, Chris, make their home in Hibbing, Minnesota after Lorinda had endured extensive travel growing up as a Navy “brat”. 1 Thessalonians 2:6-13, “We are not looking for praise from men, not from you or anyone else. As apostles of Christ we could have been a burden to you, but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children. We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. Surely you remember, brothers, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you. You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

Lorinda has a passion and desire to teach children about the love of God. She is a homeschooling mom of four and together as a family they work within their church with the children’s programs making sure the hearts of all the children are being taught God’s love for them. Lorinda and her husband, Chris, make their home in Hibbing, Minnesota after Lorinda had endured extensive travel growing up as a Navy “brat”. 1 Thessalonians 2:6-13, “We are not looking for praise from men, not from you or anyone else. As apostles of Christ we could have been a burden to you, but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children. We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. Surely you remember, brothers, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you. You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

His Perfect Strength

If you’re like me, some of the best moments on the job as a mom are when you see or hear your child finally GET what you’ve been trying to teach them.

Recently my four year old son Isaac has been struggling with being scared of robots and noises in his room. I have been telling him continually that he doesn’t have to be afraid of them, or anything for that matter. I want him to understand his position and authority as a child of God in Christ, to know that when he encounters fear, he does not have to be paralyzed by it but can rise above it and be victorious. So when he tells me he feels afraid, I tell him that Jesus in him is greater and bigger and that if he tells those robots or monsters to go away in Jesus’ name, they have to go…and THEY will be scared of him and leave because of Jesus! So imagine the joy in my heart when he came to me the other day and excitedly said, “Mom! The robot came and I say ‘In Jesus’ name’ and the robot run away from Isaac!!!!” All I could do was smile as he jumped up to give me a high 5. Yes!!! He gets it! Praise Jesus, I must be doing something right!

But I have to admit, those moments are few and far between compared to the moments I’ve felt like a complete failure or been brought face to face with an area of my own weakness. It seems that most of mommy life is not riding atop those mountaintop experiences, but rather trudging in the trenches: doing the laundry, mopping up spilled apple juice, correcting bad behavior and tantrums, and just trying to make it through another sleepless night and LONG day. Or at least it is that way for me right now. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who has looked into that little face you love so well and heard words come out that reflect the not-so-perfect in you: “Okay Mom, that’s enough dishes for now. You have to do the rest.” This was my experience only a few days ago. Looking at my Isaac sitting on the couch watching Octonauts, I decided (for the millionth time), that he was NOT going to be a couch potato but rather learn to do chores and have some responsibility! So I told him to come and help me dry the dishes. Not once, but twice, and finally he came, only after being threatened with discipline and loss of privileges if my order was not obeyed. And so these were his words after he had dried maybe four dishes for me. I was disappointed in what he said, but mostly, I was disappointed in MYSELF, for I could see my own weakness so clearly, and it was disturbing to say the least. How could I expect my son to do chores without complaint when my own attitude towards them is so negative?

To be completely honest, and as you have probably already guessed…this is an area of challenge in my own life. I HATE cleaning, chores, and housework.  I would rather bake or cook any day than clean (assuming I have someone to clean up after me, lol)! I don’t mind “straightening up,” and I do love a house that looks put together, but CLEANING??? Doing dishes every day? Routinely vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, scrubbing toilets and showers? NOT a fan. And as a result, I find myself slacking off, procrastinating as long as possible, forcing myself to only do what’s necessary to keep going from day. And then when I finally do them, I often complain and sigh and just have an overall bad attitude. My mom has always had an awesome work ethic, but believing it was best, as I grew up she allowed me to focus entirely on my school activities and homework instead of housework. This  enabled me to get straight A’s, get my poetry and writings published, and become the salutatorian of my class, but although I helped her occasionally vacuum or do dishes, I never learned to be disciplined about doing chores at home as a way of life. She and I have talked about this (and even laughed about it) and I don’t blame her for it…but we both know it’s a terrible weakness of mine. It hasn’t really bothered me that much until now, when I see my lack of discipline reflected in my son.  And yet, what can I do? Can I just decide to change myself? I would like to think I could, but how good are any of us at that? In our own strength that rarely (and successfully) happens. It can feel hopeless to think of a way out of a weakness like this, but I have to remind myself that I can do all things through Christ. He gives me the strength and the power to overcome, not just in matters of spiritual darkness, but even in everyday life tasks.

The scripture that comes to mind as I write this is 2 Corinthians 12:9 – ‘And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.’ Of course my situation and Paul’s in this passage are quite different, but I still believe the all-sufficiency of His grace applies to any seemingly impossible situation. So how can I ignore that? How can I forget that the Bible is filled with nothing but stories of ordinary people with overwhelming human weaknesses serving an extraordinary God? A God who somehow is able to take those things we hate about ourselves and use them to bring glory to His name. A God who delights in taking our frail humanness and making us strong in Him in spite of ourselves.  A God who can make good out of anything bad and showcase His unsurpassed STRENGTH in place of our weakness. Yes, I serve THAT kind of God.

Do you have weaknesses in your own life, things you may even see reflected in your children? I think we’d be lying if we didn’t admit that we all have those things in some measure or another. But overall, I think that’s a good thing. If we were perfect in everything all the time, who would get the glory for things done right? And to take it even further, why would we need Jesus? As I reflect on that experience with my son, I am inspired afresh to overcome. To seek God and ask for His help in overcoming my weaknesses, to give me ideas on how to use my time more efficiently and set a better example for my kids, in my attitude, actions and words. Practically I’m planning a chore chart for Isaac to earn time to watch movies and play his Nintendo. But ultimately, I want God to show me how to rely on the sufficiency of His grace, to cling to His perfect strength in the midst of my imperfections, to rely on Him to change me because I know I cannot change myself. To know that the most important thing is not having a clean house, but a heart that gives Him a home. It’s showing my kids I love them, spending time with them and teaching them to love God and love others. And in doing that, everything else will fall into place.

Father God, I ask You to help me overcome those weaknesses I see in myself. Help me not to condemn myself for them, but rather to lean on You for strength. To let Your power be made perfect in me, so that when others look at me they see Jesus. Let them see You in me, and let all the glory be Yours alone. I surrender all I am to You and ask You to change what needs to be changed in me. I declare by faith in Your Word that Your strength WILL be made perfect in my weaknesses. In Jesus Name, Amen

Sharilyn Edgerle

Sharilyn is the mother to two adorable little boys and met her husband, Enoch, through eHarmony in.  She grew up and graduated high school in Montana.  Together they make their home in Michigan. Sharilyn’s passion rests in sharing the love of Jesus with others through evangelism, music and writing.  She has recently been asked to lead worship for a local church and started writing for the Titus II Woman blog team.  Sharilyn is a graduate of Trinity Bible College with an Associates of Arts degree in Music Performance.  Jeremiah 29:11-14, “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.  Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.  I will be found by you, says the Lord.”

Sharilyn is the mother to two adorable little boys and met her husband, Enoch, through eHarmony in. She grew up and graduated high school in Montana. Together they make their home in Michigan. Sharilyn’s passion rests in sharing the love of Jesus with others through evangelism, music and writing. She has recently been asked to lead worship for a local church and started writing for the Titus II Woman blog team. Sharilyn is a graduate of Trinity Bible College with an Associates of Arts degree in Music Performance. Jeremiah 29:11-14, “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. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord.”