Lysa TerKeurst

Proverbs 31 Ministries

Everyday Life with Lysa - Proverbs 31 Ministries
Proverbs 31 Ministries


Bringing God’s peace, perspective, and purpose to today’s busy woman.



3 Things to Consider Before Making that Decision

Jul 9, 2019 00:28:38


Today is a very special day on The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast because ... (drum roll please) we're celebrating our first birthday! Over the past year, we've released 31 episodes - how fitting for Proverbs 31, right? But there's more to celebrate than just the number of episodes we released. With every episode, we reached hearts and homes around the globe (literally!) with biblical truth for any girl in any season. We're so thankful for the way the Lord has used this podcast above and beyond what we could have imagined!

When God Calls You, He's Still in Charge

Jun 18, 2019 00:36:19


Do you ever find yourself fighting the temptation to focus on what you don't have instead of what you've already been given? When we are actively pursuing God's calling on our lives, I think we've all been tempted to focus on what someone else has or is experiencing, and feel disqualified because of what we lack. It's so easy to think, I'm not as talented, bold, smart or outgoing as she is. I can't write, speak or lead. I don't know how to do _______. I just can't.

3 Steps to Combat Opposition in Your Calling

Jun 4, 2019 00:40:03


It seems like every opportunity that comes our way is often followed by opposition. So ... how do you really know if it's God who is really telling you to keep pursuing that opportunity when you face a giant roadblock? What do you do when you've lost all confidence to do what you think He's called you to do?

What Do We Do With Church Hurt?

May 21, 2019 00:31:54


Pause for a moment and think about your relationships ... your spouse, children, friends, co-workers, neighbors. You can probably name some highs and lows of each relationship because, well, humans are human. And humans mess up!

Why Should I Fast?

May 7, 2019 00:46:55


"Why should I fast?" ... is a real question that often goes unanswered. You might hear your pastor, ministry leader or friend talk about fasting and wonder what the purpose of depriving yourself of something really is. After all, why fast when you could simply pray, right?

Therapy & Theology: Setting Healthy Boundaries

Apr 23, 2019 00:38:45


When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, "How will I ever get over this?" Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, she's received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Therapy & Theology: Dealing with Anxiety

Apr 16, 2019 00:31:08


When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, "How will I ever get over this?" Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, she's received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Restoring a Broken Marriage

Apr 9, 2019 00:38:33


When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, "How will I ever get over this?" Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, she's received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Therapy & Theology: Finding Redemption When Reconciliation Isn't Possible

Apr 2, 2019 00:42:13


A note from Proverbs 31 Ministries: This podcast contains content that might not be suitable for young children, and may serve as a trigger due to circumstances in your past. Please see the Related Resources section at the bottom of this page if you need help finding a counselor. When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, "How will I ever get over this?" Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, she's received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Therapy & Theology: Forgiveness, Redemption & Reconciliation

Mar 26, 2019 00:39:49


When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, "How will I ever get over this?" Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, she's received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

Therapy & Theology: Why Therapy & Theology

Mar 19, 2019 00:41:21


When hurtful circumstances happen, we wonder, "How will I ever get over this?" Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands that feeling. Since the release of her latest book, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, she's received hundreds of emails, direct messages on social media and inquiries from people asking her how she got through one of the hardest seasons of her life.

How to Keep Showing Up for Your Marriage

Feb 26, 2019 00:35:15


Social media and television make it incredibly easy to compare our behind-the-scenes to someone else's highlight reel... especially in our marriages. We turn on the TV, and then we're turned off because it seems everyone else has a happier, more exciting and more romantic marriage than we do.

3 Ways to Raise God-Following Adults

Feb 11, 2019 00:31:36


Do you ever wonder if all the things you do for your children is even making an impact? If the wisdom we try to impart actually sticks or if we're really cut out for this "mothering" job after all? Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." As parents, this Scripture sounds promising, but being in the "thick of it" is tough!

True Wisdom Starts with Knowing Jesus

Jan 29, 2019 00:26:18


If you were to walk through your home and make a stack of all the "advice" books you own, there's a good chance that stack would be pretty tall! There is a book available for every subject you could ever need: time management, pregnancy, parenting, relationships, dieting, exercising, overcoming anxiety... the list goes on! But where do you find real wisdom for living?

Paintings and People

Jan 7, 2019 00:39:46


How do we embrace what seems so glaringly imperfect in the process of becoming more like Jesus? In Lysa TerKeurst's new book, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, she says "Anytime we feel not good enough we deny the powerful truth that we are a glorious work of God in progress."

Exchanging Our Will for God's Will

Dec 17, 2018 00:25:19


When things don't go the way we want and life doesn't turn out the way we thought it should, it's easy to wonder why. In Mark 14, Jesus prays "Yet not what I will, but what you will." Those words read well, but they're hard to live out.

Is It Really Well With Your Soul?

Dec 11, 2018 00:38:38


The hymn, "It Is Well With My Soul" was first published almost 150 years ago. Those words are often sung in church or hung on the walls in our homes ... but if we were really honest with ourselves, could we say they're absolutely true?

3 Things You Need to Know Before You Give Up

Nov 26, 2018 00:32:54


Have you ever set out to do something you knew you were supposed to do, only to find it wasn't as easy as you thought it would be? Perhaps you think you're not good enough, or that there's no room for you because there's someone else already doing what you feel led to do.

The Birthplace of Disappointment

Nov 13, 2018 00:31:19


If you were to have a conversation with a friend right now, would you be able to say that everything in your life has turned out the way you expected it would? Probably not. Life happens, and even though your expectations might have been realistic, your reality lends you to wonder...

How to Have a Great Bible Study in 4 Simple Steps

Nov 6, 2018 00:28:11


Have you ever sat down and opened your Bible, only to find you don't really know where to start? Perhaps you read a chapter and then just move on, not knowing what would come next in actually studying the passage? Or, maybe there are passages in the Bible that are confusing, so you just keep go back to the same familiar ones?

How to Make Room for Your Calling

Oct 29, 2018 00:34:45


Whether you are a student, a wife, a mother or a caretaker of aging parents, we all want to fulfill that special calling God has placed on our lives. But how do you do that in the midst of running errands, caring for your loved ones and fulfilling the role your current season requires?

Misplaced Affections

Oct 15, 2018 00:42:08


When you read about Solomon's life in 1 Kings 3:3 it says, "Solomon showed his love for the Lord by walking according to the instructions given him by his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places."

Finding Worship in Your Everyday

Sep 17, 2018 00:27:39


When you look for examples of worship in the Bible, you'll find everything from songs sung in corporate worship to deep prayers uttered in the midst of hard circumstances. Today, most of us relate worship to attending church and singing songs together. But what if worship is something we can do every day in the seemingly insignificant moments of life?

What Do We Do With Expectations?

Sep 10, 2018 00:47:12


Have you had a recent disagreement in a relationship, which you can't quite find the cause of? It might be because of your expectations! One of the quickest ways to frustrate and fracture a relationship is to try and hold someone accountable for expectations that are either unrealistic or uncommunicated.

The Danger of Making Ministry All About Me

Sep 3, 2018 00:35:38


When you see the word "ministry," it's easy to think about people or organizations making big moves for God - feeding hungry children, rescuing those in slavery or speaking in front of thousands of people. But what's so easy to overlook are life's greatest ministry opportunities packaged in everyday moments.

Obedient No Matter the Cost

Aug 27, 2018


What kind of woman is God calling you to be today? A woman everyone likes, or a woman who is obedient no matter the cost, and humble no matter what others may think?

Perfection Is My Enemy

Aug 12, 2018 00:29:27


Have you ever been so tangled up in making things perfect that you just want to give up? Maybe you think to yourself, It's not going to turn out right, so I'd rather not waste my time on it, or Someone else already does it better than I'll ever be able do it.

I'm Not Anxious, I'm C.A.L.M.

Aug 6, 2018 00:41:03


In Philippians 4:6, Paul writes, "Do not be anxious about anything..." But in today's world, it's hard to hold true to that promise in God's Word. We see violence, sickness, betrayal and evil in the world ... every day, multiple times a day. So how can we "not be anxious about anything"?

I'm Not Qualified to be a Proverbs 31 Woman

Jul 30, 2018 00:20:04


Have you ever read about the woman described in Proverbs 31:10-31 and thought to yourself, I will never live up to those standards? At Proverbs 31 Ministries, we have those same thoughts!

Six Practical Steps to Forgive

Jul 9, 2018 00:32:24


In the very first episode of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, Lysa TerKeurst shared that when seasons change, it means it's time to let something go. The thing we most often need to let go of is unforgiveness.

There's Always a Meanwhile

Jun 29, 2018 00:48:39


Whether you've been hurt before, or you've inadvertently hurt someone else, this teaching on forgiveness will change the way you see yourself and others. After you listen to episode one of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, you'll learn that in order for the Lord to take you to a new season, you have to let go of unforgiveness.

Never - changing

Jun 25, 2018 00:01:00


Any other woman out there got an itch to update her home? I hope it's not just me.

Introducing The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast

Jun 22, 2018 00:00:56


Biblical truth for any girl in any season. Because we all need to know the Truth and live the Truth.

Operating in and With God's Love

Jun 22, 2018 00:01:00


What if I told you that sometimes feeling insecure and inadequate is a good thing?

Loving God With Our Heart

Jun 21, 2018 00:01:00


Do you make decisions with your head or your heart?

Remedy for a Stale Prayer Life

Jun 20, 2018 00:01:00


Do you ever feel like your prayer life is a little stale?

Good For What?

Jun 19, 2018 00:01:00


Romans 8:28 says that God works all things together for good for those that love God and are called according to His purposes.

As I Sat

Jun 18, 2018 00:01:00


I'll be honest ... for years I struggled during difficult times with what to say when I prayed.

Grandpa's Advice

Jun 15, 2018 00:01:00


When I was born, my grandfather gave my dad some really great advice.

The Surprise of Possibility

Jun 14, 2018 00:01:00


Recently a friend asked, "If the Bible were being written today, would our names be in it?"

Above the Clouds

Jun 13, 2018 00:01:00


I had to travel for work recently, and when my plane took off, the weather was messy and dreary.

Spiritual Frustration

Jun 12, 2018 00:01:00


Recently, I've been studying what causes people to feel frustrated spiritually. The top two reasons are Bible study and prayer.


Jun 11, 2018 00:01:00


Have you ever heard someone say, "The Lord helps those who help themselves"?

Feeling Significant

Jun 8, 2018 00:01:00


Have you ever looked to others for significance and self-worth? I sure do wish they'd notice all that I do around here! I sure do wish someone would say something nice about me.

The Promise Maker

Jun 7, 2018 00:01:00


Don't you just love that we serve a God who is a Promise-Maker? But sometimes, our lives don't look as promising as we'd like, right? Things we hoped for or wanted don't materialize.

Our First Love

Jun 6, 2018 00:01:00


Don't you just love a good love story? You know, the kind that makes your heart beat fast as you're not quite sure whether the guy will eventually get the girl.


Jun 5, 2018 00:01:00


I have a friend who has a gift for being herself. She's not necessarily perfect nor is she overly confident.

Have You Given Up?

Jun 4, 2018 00:01:00


Have you ever resigned yourself to not being able to do something? I know I've done this way too often.

Growing up Overnight

Jun 1, 2018 00:01:00


Cooper, my oldest son, is in the fun but bittersweet phase where growth spurts seem to happen overnight.

Criticism Hurts

May 31, 2018 00:01:00


It was one of those voicemails that left me wondering, "Why me? Why today?"


May 30, 2018 00:01:00


The last time I was at the airport, I signed up for their pre-approved flyer program. They scanned my fingerprint and did a background check.

No More Labels

May 29, 2018 00:01:00


I was feeling like a mess. For months, my messy closet was a constant source of stress. Every day I walked in and out thinking, "I'm just a mess!"

Time To Do Something

May 28, 2018 00:01:00


I have an app on my phone that often tells me to drink water, stand up or go for a walk.

Problems, Problems

May 25, 2018 00:01:00


I sat at my desk truly feeling the desire to cry. A problem I was trying to figure out led to another that led to a whole can of worms being opened.

Wrong Answers

May 24, 2018 00:01:00


Have you ever heard someone say that there are no wrong answers? Man, I like the sound of that. But unfortunately, there are wrong answers when we misinterpret God's Word.

How Much Will This Choice Really Cost Me?

May 23, 2018 00:01:00


Don't you wish we could see the cost of our choices as clearly as a price tag on items in a store?


May 21, 2018 00:01:00


Why is it that the hardest person for me to be honest with is myself? I really like when I can see the good in situations and in people, but sometimes I need to allow myself to see the not so good in people. Sometimes the glass really is half empty.

It Could Be Worse

May 18, 2018 00:01:00


I noticed not long ago that a friend of mine was really struggling.When I asked her what was going on, she said, "Oh, it's nothing. I mean, it could be worse."

Christians Acting Ugly

May 17, 2018 00:01:00


I saw an online discussion recently that shocked me. Their comments were judgmental, harsh and condemning. And the saddest part? These were Christians attacking another Christian.

I Really Like Me

May 16, 2018 00:01:00


I can't believe I'm going to admit this, but I really, really like me.

Devastated But Not Destroyed

May 15, 2018 00:01:00


The news I'd just received crushed me.

The Not So Secret Secret

May 14, 2018 00:01:00


My husband is a sucker for sleight of hand tricks.

Self Control

May 9, 2018 00:01:00


Have you ever been in a discussion when suddenly your blood pressure skyrockets, and the worst version of you begs to come out?

Putting Ourselves Last

May 8, 2018 00:01:00


Not long ago, I asked a friend of mine who's in a hard season how he is doing, and he said, "I just don't know how to put God first in my life."

Wanting What Others Have

May 7, 2018 00:01:00


Have you ever wanted what other people have?

God's Love

May 3, 2018 00:01:00


Do you ever feel desperate for love? I remember twirling for my daddy when I was a little girl wishing I could know that he loved me

Middle School Wisdom

May 2, 2018 00:01:00


"Mom, it's just not working. I keep practicing and practicing, but I'm not getting better."

Tears of Love

Apr 30, 2018 00:01:00


Are you dealing with loss, heartache or grief? For someone who is no longer in your life?

What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say

Apr 27, 2018 00:01:00


When one of my good friends found out her cancer was back, I was so heartbroken.

Not Quite Ready

Apr 26, 2018 00:01:00


It's getting warmer, but my body isn't quite ready for swimsuit season. There are lots of reason I added on the pounds, and quite a few reasons I wasn't able to take them off.

The Final Say

Apr 25, 2018 00:01:00


Do you have an area of your life that feels impossibly dead? It's so hard when we find ourselves walking through devastating circumstances that appear like they'll never get any better.

The Sweetness of Heaven

Apr 24, 2018 00:01:00


My grandmother just celebrated her 89th birthday. Celebrating her day, I asked her what she wanted for this next year. She plainly said, "Well, I'd like to enjoy this year and make it to 90, and after that, I'm ready to go home."

The Christian Checklist

Apr 23, 2018 00:01:00


It's easy to reduce Christianity to a label, a lingo and a lifestyle.

Not Alone

Apr 20, 2018 00:01:00


I'm a self-proclaimed introvert. I love to go shopping by myself or eat a meal alone. But I also know what it's like to be lonely.

Alone With Lies

Apr 19, 2018 00:01:00


The more alone we get with lies, the more confused we become.

Not Listening

Apr 19, 2018 00:01:00


Recently, I was wearing my earphones and listening to a podcast in the same room where my boys were watching a movie.

Unrush Me

Apr 17, 2018 00:01:00


It started with a desperate prayer, "Lord unrush me." I stood at the sink trying to process the stabbing feeling in my chest. I had so much pulling at me, and really no time to enjoy any of it.

Wonder Woman

Apr 16, 2018 00:01:00


Our family loved the movie Wonder Woman.

Stopping Sin in it's Tracks

Apr 13, 2018 00:01:00


We all struggle with sin. We don't like to acknowledge it. We'd rather hide it. But eventually we must confront our sins, or we'll become consumed by them.

Peaceful, Easy Feeling

Apr 12, 2018 00:01:00


A friend of mine is in a really hard place and she said, "I just thought it would be easier."

The God of the Impossible

Apr 11, 2018 00:01:00


Are you facing an impossible situation? I love the Old Testament story of the Israelites taking possession of the land of Jericho.

Holes in the Knees

Apr 10, 2018 00:01:00


Last week, Tate, my youngest, had to wear dress pants to school.

Our Promise-Keeping God

Apr 9, 2018 00:01:00


Do difficult circumstances ever tempt you to doubt God? We've all walked through seasons where our circumstances don't seem to line up with God's promises.

Newborn Mom

Apr 6, 2018 00:01:00


I really didn't like kids. Curious confession from a mom of four boys, huh? The truth is, I like my kids now.

Our Handbook for Living

Apr 5, 2018 00:01:00


Do you have a decision you are facing where you need some guidance? We must be sure we find guidance for our decisions using Scripture.

What Community Does

Apr 4, 2018 00:01:00


I sat at my computer in the spit-up stained clothes I'd had on for the last three days.

Your Pause

Apr 3, 2018 00:01:00


I don't believe in chance. I don't believe our lives are filled with random occurrences. I don't think we're supposed to brush past, rush away from and forget others so easily.

Puppy Problems

Apr 2, 2018 00:01:00


Our boys had been asking us for a puppy for over a year.

Rushing Past God's Goodness

Mar 30, 2018 00:01:00


Are we rushing past God's goodness?

Who Am I

Mar 29, 2018 00:01:00


There are two great questions of humanity: Who am I and who is God?

Using Wisdom Against Worry

Mar 28, 2018 00:01:00


I woke up worried today. Instead of starting my day with panic, I turned to Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."

He Lacks Nothing

Mar 27, 2018 00:01:00


One of my favorite scriptures is John 4. The story of the woman at the well.

Finding True Happiness

Mar 26, 2018 00:01:00


How many times have I wanted something so badly, yet when I got it, I realized I still had an unmet longing in my soul?

Starting Small

Mar 23, 2018 00:01:00


Have you ever believed the problems of the world were too big for you to make a difference?

Filled With Junk

Mar 21, 2018 00:01:00


Not long ago, my son Ryder chose a snack without asking me, and it was the sugary, fake variety.

Jesus Didn't Rush

Mar 20, 2018 00:01:00


I recently stood at my kitchen sink and cried. I was exhausted and knew I needed to slow down, but I had so much to do. I knew the exact person I needed to look to for advice: Jesus!

New Life to Old Buildings

Mar 19, 2018 00:01:00


There is an empty building in our town because one of the box stores abandoned it for a newer, bigger location down the road.

Shining the Light of Jesus

Mar 16, 2018 00:01:00


Is a difficult situation pressing in on you? Jesus came to be "The Light of the World." But for this to happen, the prophecy of his beating, death and resurrection had to be fulfilled. His greatest hardship became our greatest hope.

Spiritual Check-Up

Mar 15, 2018 00:25:00


How do you know when you are getting sick?​ Maybe you start to feel a specific symptom like a nagging headache or fiery, red throat. Maybe you just kind of ache all over or a fever signals that something isn't right.

The Gift of Loneliness

Mar 14, 2018 00:25:00


Loneliness can be a gift. I know how painful it can be to feel alone. But God showed me one day that He has gifts tucked into my times of loneliness.

Stored in a Safe Place

Mar 13, 2018 00:25:00


I have a terrible habit of hiding important things, things I don't want to lose, in a good, safe place.

Setting Mini-Goals

Mar 12, 2018 00:25:00


Do you sometimes feel defeated? Maybe it's a frustration at work or a number on the scale that almost made you cry. I understand. But, can I encourage you? Even in the midst of hard days, you can be victorious.

Heavenly Worship

Mar 9, 2018 00:25:00


Not long ago I went to a youth conference where one of the musical guests was a rapper.

3 Questions We Must Ask Before Reacting

Mar 8, 2018 00:25:00


My heart raced as I saw a certain number pop up on my phone.

The Grace of Warning

Mar 7, 2018 00:25:00


I like to think I'm a pretty agreeable, happy-to-please kind of gal.

Grace Instead of Judgement

Mar 6, 2018 00:25:00


How differently might our lives be if we didn't have to fear the harsh criticisms?

Gift Return

Mar 6, 2018 00:25:00


I was headed to the store to return a gift my son received that didn't quite work out.

Change the World With Your Words

Mar 2, 2018 00:25:00


We can change the world with the words we say.


Mar 1, 2018 00:25:00


I live just outside Atlanta, and a few years ago, we got hit with some pretty dicey winter weather.

Honoring God With Our Actions

Feb 28, 2018 00:25:00


I came across a quote one day that really challenged me. It said, "Who you are speaks so loudly, I can barely hear what you're saying." ​

Completely Paid

Feb 27, 2018 00:25:00


Last year, Chad and I finally paid off our SUV.

The Powerful Name of Jesus

Feb 26, 2018 00:25:00


Satan wants us to be afraid. I'm not talking about the healthy kind of fear that keeps us safe. No, I'm referring to that horrible kind of fear that whispers worst-case scenarios.

Customized for You

Feb 23, 2018 00:25:00


Last time we were at the mall, we went into one of those stores with the really rad massage chairs with our boys.

Sharing Jesus

Feb 22, 2018 00:25:00


Everyone deserves to hear about Jesus sooner rather than later. And the most effective salvation message to share with others is our history with Jesus.

The Gift of a Friend

Feb 21, 2018 00:25:00


In Luke chapter 1, the angel tells Mary that she will have a son, the Savior of the world, and as proof that God does miraculous things, the angel tells Mary that her once-barren cousin Elizabeth is pregnant too.

The Enemy's Greatest Desire

Feb 20, 2018 00:25:00


Satan's greatest desire is to separate us from God.

A Family Heirloom

Feb 19, 2018 00:25:00


My 90-year-old grandfather recently gave my oldest son one of his old watches.

God is the Faithful One

Feb 16, 2018 00:25:00


Are you in the midst of overwhelming circumstances?

A Poison that Spreads

Feb 15, 2018 00:25:00


Recently, my guys have gotten really into fort-building in the backyard. Unfortunately, they also got into some poison ivy.

A Certainty Above Every Circumstance

Feb 14, 2018 00:25:00


Have you ever found yourself wondering, "How can a good God let this happen?"

Half-lit Christmas Tree

Feb 13, 2018 00:25:00


Before we packed away our Christmas tree last year, we noticed that several strands of lights had partially gone out.

Perfectly Equipped

Feb 12, 2018 00:25:00


Do you ever doubt that God can use you?


Feb 10, 2018 00:25:00



Feb 9, 2018 00:25:00


I've lost count of the number of times I needed to ask God for a do-over.

Putting Trust in This World

Feb 8, 2018 00:25:00


No matter how many precautions we take, the truth is, nothing in life is certain.

Change is Hard

Feb 7, 2018 00:25:00


I began this year with a serious commitment to eating healthy. And then I got really, really sick.

Seeing God

Feb 6, 2018 00:25:00


Every day holds the opportunity to see God.

The ALL of I Am

Feb 5, 2018 00:25:00


Do you ever feel like the God who walks through life with you isn't the same God who spoke to the saints of Scripture?

When a Blessing Stings

Feb 2, 2018 00:25:00


It's a blessing to know God can do all things. But when God chooses not to do something I desperately want Him to do, that same blessing stings.

Re-aligning our Desires

Feb 1, 2018 00:25:00


The weatherman was calling for nearly four inches of snow.

The Power of Simple Words of Love

Jan 31, 2018 00:25:00


I didn't want anything to do with God.

The Love Behind the Law

Jan 30, 2018 00:25:00


I have the disease to please.

God's Sovereign Protection

Jan 29, 2018 00:25:00


Sometimes God's power is shown as much in preventing things as it is in making them happen.

Jesus is Enough

Jan 26, 2018 00:25:00


Fifteen years ago, I married my best friend.

Purpose in the Blanks

Jan 25, 2018 00:25:00


Does it drive you crazy when a speaker gives you an outline but then skips some of the points?

Celebrate Life

Jan 24, 2018 00:25:00


Well, my husband and I missed celebrating our anniversary.

When it Feels Better to Blame

Jan 23, 2018 00:25:00


You want to know one of the hardest 3-word statements to make? "I was wrong."

Jesus Fills in the Gaps

Jan 22, 2018 00:25:00


So I missed my boy's award ceremony at school because I was on a plane to go speak at a women's event.

The Power of Thoughts

Jan 19, 2018 00:25:00


As a woman thinks, so she eventually acts.

A Work in Progress

Jan 18, 2018 00:25:00


I remember the first time I watched her nimble fingers stitch a mess of "X's" into a masterpiece.

Unrealistic Expectations

Jan 17, 2018 00:25:00


Unrealistic expectations often lead to our greatest frustrations.

Because I Said So

Jan 16, 2018 00:25:00


I was a great mom before I had kids.

The Power of Thankfulness

Jan 15, 2018 00:25:00


Thankfulness can open the door to miracles.


Jan 12, 2018 00:25:00


Have you ever been asked to do something you felt totally unqualified to do?

Pressing Through Unanswered Prayer

Jan 11, 2018 00:25:00


A few years ago, one of my daughters was really far from God and really struggling.

Never Miss a Word

Jan 10, 2018 00:25:00


I use voice text a lot.

God of the Impossible

Jan 9, 2018 00:25:00


I wonder what might happen if we dared to ask God for the impossible more often.

The Best Surprises

Jan 8, 2018 00:25:00


The last time my grandmother came to visit she surprised each of my boys with a box of candy.

Disillusioned with Prayer

Jan 5, 2018 00:25:00


Disillusionment. Have you ever felt it?

Somebody Else's Life

Jan 4, 2018 00:25:00


Have you ever felt like no one's life is hard like yours?

Go Where Truth Is

Jan 3, 2018 00:25:00


Facing issues that never seem to stop is tough.

Winning What Matters

Jan 2, 2018 00:25:00


Our family is crazy about sports!

Closing the Gap

Jan 1, 2018 00:25:00


Our soul was hand-designed to be richly satisfied by the Word of God.


Dec 29, 2017 00:25:00


Have you ever felt like life was just hitting you blow after blow? Are you a little battle-worn and ready to snap under the pressure?

Deep Grief

Dec 28, 2017 00:25:00


Losing someone you love can forever redefine who you are and how you think.

A Day to Remember

Dec 27, 2017 00:25:00


Did you know that there is actually a National Hot Dog Day?

A Little Gift in the Hands of a Big God

Dec 26, 2017 00:25:00


All God wants is the little we have.

Questions That Deserve Answers

Dec 25, 2017 00:25:00


One of my boys asked me once, "Mom, why would God put that tree in the garden if He knew it might make Adam and Eve sin?"

Clarity Before Conclusions

Dec 22, 2017 00:25:00


Have you ever felt unwanted?

Membership Required

Dec 21, 2017 00:25:00


Have you ever been to one of those massive, wholesale stores?

Evidence of Life

Dec 20, 2017 00:25:00


Messes don't usually make me feel thankful.

Sweet Reminders

Dec 19, 2017 00:25:00


When fall rolls around, are you on the pumpkin spice bandwagon?

Living Life Backwards

Dec 18, 2017 00:25:00


Sometimes I slip into living life backward.

Tearing Down the Idols

Dec 15, 2017 00:25:00


One of my favorite books of the Bible is Exodus.

God Works for the Good

Dec 14, 2017 00:25:00


If you had told me that God could bring good out of my struggles with weight, I would have seriously doubted you.

Lifelong Learners

Dec 13, 2017 00:25:00


My dad has been a pastor of people and a student of God's Word for more than 40 years.

Putting God First

Dec 12, 2017 00:25:00


What are you putting first in your day?

The Mother of All Gifts

Dec 11, 2017 00:25:00


My mom absolutely loves to give gifts.

Letting Go of Unrealistic

Dec 8, 2017 00:25:00


We won't ever be able to keep up with unrealistic.

He Knows

Dec 7, 2017 00:25:00


Is there anything God doesn't know?

Let Love Lead

Dec 6, 2017 00:25:00


No one's life is burden-free.

In It to Win It

Dec 5, 2017 00:25:00


Recently our boys played the girls from school in a kickball game.


Dec 4, 2017 00:25:00


I want God's Word to change me.

Loving Others

Dec 1, 2017 00:25:00


Can I tell you something I don't think I've ever said out loud?

Honest Questions

Nov 30, 2017 00:25:00


When I can feel an argument brewing, I have to remember my goal is to tackle the issue not the person.


Nov 29, 2017 00:25:00


My grandfather's church has homecoming every year.

I Lost Myself in the Process

Nov 28, 2017 00:25:00


A few weeks ago, I stumbled into a conversation that shocked me.

Lesson of Scars

Nov 27, 2017 00:25:00


Cooper, my oldest son, has a pretty gnarly scar on his shin.

The Power of Self-control

Nov 24, 2017 00:25:00


Have you ever been in conflict with someone when your blood pressure skyrockets and the worst version of you screams to come out?

Nothing in the Tank

Nov 23, 2017 00:25:00


Two of my guys run cross-country for their school.

Eating Too Much

Nov 22, 2017 00:25:00


I have to admit my biggest struggle with food is that sometimes I eat too much of it.

Run Devil Run

Nov 21, 2017 00:25:00


My boys and I love to do our own version of carpool karaoke on the way to school each morning.

What Do You Really Want?

Nov 20, 2017 00:25:00


As I read some passages from the Bible on staying calm, a question came to mind, "Lysa, what do you really want?"

Scar Tissue

Nov 17, 2017 00:25:00


Not long ago, my husband Chad had to have knee surgery.

A Little Perspective

Nov 16, 2017 00:25:00


Funny how a little perspective changes things!

An Almost Victory

Nov 15, 2017 00:25:00


In sports, it's never over until time expires.

Staying on Track

Nov 14, 2017 00:25:00


When friends ask how I've managed to eat healthy for the past few years, I say it's one good choice after another!

Running on E

Nov 13, 2017 00:25:00


Last week I realized the fuel light was on in my car.

Please Don't Give Me a Christian Answer

Nov 10, 2017 00:25:00


You've heard them ... those packaged Christian answers. The ones that tie everything up in a nice neat bow and make life a little too tidy.

A Couple Words Count

Nov 9, 2017 00:25:00


When I had three little boys 4 and under, it felt like I never had a minute to myself.

People Pleasing

Nov 8, 2017 00:25:00


I really struggle with being a people pleaser.

Huddled Up

Nov 7, 2017 00:25:00


Do you remember the movie "Braveheart" about the revolt led by William Wallace against King Edward the First of England?

The Most Beautiful Love Story

Nov 6, 2017 00:25:00


No person's rejection of me can ever exempt me from God's love for me.

The Aroma of Christ

Nov 3, 2017 00:25:00


What is it about boys that makes them smell so bad?

The Two Core Fears

Nov 2, 2017 00:25:00


When I was a child my dad left and never came back.


Nov 1, 2017 00:25:00


I've had super short hair for more than a decade.

The First Step

Oct 31, 2017 00:25:00


Have you ever wanted to do something but weren't sure of the first step to take?

Marriage Retreat

Oct 30, 2017 00:25:00


Recently my husband, Chad, and I went on a marriage retreat with friends from our church.

Saying a Prayer of Thanks

Oct 27, 2017 00:25:00


It's been several years since I've experienced silence.

Wasted Worry

Oct 26, 2017 00:25:00


When I first turned sixteen I was terrified by the thought of what might happen if I needed to sneeze while driving!

Only God is Good at Being God

Oct 25, 2017 00:25:00


Sometimes I struggle trusting God with my kids.

More to This Life

Oct 24, 2017 00:25:00


Friedrich Nietzsche was the 19th century philosopher and atheist who said that life was meaningless.