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Flying Off The Handle

I had every intention of writing a different post today. I even started typing it. But the Lord whispered in my soul…You’re ignoring me. So here the deal. What is it with me and anger lately? A few nights ago, I went to visit a friend. We sat on her front porch watching our kids … Continue reading

Hallways of Regret: A Guest Post

As I am planning for an upcoming speaking event, my dear friend Sue has been gracious enough to guest post on Cup Of Joe today. Full of the Holy Spirit, wife and mom of three, Sue writes an incredible blog at This post, Hallways of Regret, spoke to quiet places in my heart. Have … Continue reading

Pursuing Intimacy

“Arise, shake thyself from the dust, and put on thy beautiful garments. Remember it is sinful to doubt his Word wherein he has promised thee that thou shalt never perish. Let the eternal life within thee express itself in confident rejoicing.” – C. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening I had every intention of blogging today about … Continue reading

Thankful For Discipline?

A couple of weeks ago, my pastor did a series on The Lord’s Discipline: The Gracious Gift That Nobody Wants. He said, “if I sat in a room with a hundred people and asked the question,What are you grateful for today?, people would go on and on talking of the Lord’s blessing and favor. His … Continue reading

Finding Yourself Far Beyond Average

{Today, I am so very honored to be guest posting over at Dayspring’s blog, (in)courage, Home for the Hearts of Women. I have read (in)courage for a couple of years, so to be a little part of what God is doing through them is amazing. Thank you, Jesus! Enjoy…} Finding Yourself Far Beyond Average Confession: … Continue reading

Knocking At The Door Of My Heart

This morning, I was startled out of a sound sleep. Knock, knock, knock. Loud and alarming. A quick gasp. Head off of my pillow. The clock read 4:00. Exactly. I strain my ear through the silence. My husband sound asleep beside me. He heard nothing. I hold my breath and listen. And listen. Nothing except … Continue reading

"Dear God, Don’t Let Me Be a DIVA."

Spring Break 2011 is coming to a close. The family and I had the great privilege of staying a week with eighty college students in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was so powerful. And I learned so much. But what I learned, God didn’t reveal during devotionals or morning quiet times scheduled for our students. No. … Continue reading

It’s a Birthday! With Presents!

I am so excited….it is a bloggy birthday! A Cup of Joe is turning ONE tomorrow! Last night I sat and reflected on what the Lord has done in my life in ONE YEAR. Take a minute to do that. Wow. I am so thankful to Him. And so in love with my God. Mmm. … Continue reading

Obedience on Aisle Five

The Lord is at work in Wal-mart. Can I just tell you that? Two times now that Lord has prompted me to pray for complete strangers…at Wal-mart. Complete. Strangers. Story #1 – One lady was looking at the canned beans. Aisle 5. Sweet, gray-haired lady, probably early 70s. And her face was sad. So right … Continue reading