I grew up in a Christian home and accepted the Lord at age twelve. But it wasn’t until I experienced the indescribable love for my own sons that I began to grasp the extravagant love God has for us, his children.Through an unwanted divorce, my journey to trust God deepened.
Today, I’m convinced of God’s goodness and His ability to do exceedingly abundantly above what we can ask or imagine. I’ve taught Sunday school, vacation Bible school, led Bible studies, and a single mom’s ministry. I find great joy in sharing God’s heart at women’s retreats, MOPs meetings, mother-daughter programs or other women’s events.
Princesses face problems like everyone else, and these problems can cause us to displace our true identity in Christ. Like Cinderella, we may run from the Prince, forfeiting His plan for our lives instead of running toward Him. Learn how to recapture lost dreams,risk transparency, and become brave enough to try on the slipper Prince Jesus is extending to you. (Ephesians 2:10)
Unlike the princess who couldn’t sleep because of the PEA—Problem Evoking Anxiety—under her mattress, a true princess will find rest by running to Jesus. Learn how to quit stuffing your PEAs under a mattress, which is anything you do to avoid your problems. By addressing Perspective, Expectations, and Attitude,you’ll gain a heavenly peace night or day. (Matthew 11:28-30)
Because we’re in a spiritual battle, it is wise to know our enemy’s strategies and how not to become distracted or stray from God’s path. In a fun exercise, you’ll learn that getting equipped for battle, by putting on Christ, can be as easy as putting on your makeup. (Ephesians 6)
Prince Jesus desires to awaken us to the abundant life found through Him. Though He’s forgiven us, we can’t always forgive ourselves. Shame, guilt, doubt, disappointment can keep us paralyzed and depressed. When we experience God’s love, we’ll cast off lethargy and be energized by the grace and freedom God generously gives. (Matthew 25)
When we get hurt, Satan tempts us to isolate and stay detached from other believers. To protect ourselves, we build walls to keep others at a distance. Instead of feeling safe, we feel abandoned and alone. These self-protective methods often develop when choices made by others negatively impact us. Learn how to escape your tower of loneliness by taking a leap of faith into our Prince’s waiting arms. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
Learning to rest and receive is vital for all God’s “chicks.” So, why do we often feel like we need to do everything ourselves? As a mom, it’s sometimes easier. But that’s not God’s intention. He wants us to receive freely all that He offers. We can do this when we learn to live attached the True Vine, Jesus. Then all our work becomes an act of worship. (John 15:5)
Faulty cause-and-effect thinking contributes to the wrong beliefs we hold about ourselves, others, and God. We must practice discernment and put childish ways behind us to grow spiritually mature. Then we can speak the truth in love and help others mature also. (Hebrews 5:14)
Have you ever received a make-over but then were unable to duplicate the results yourself? God’s changes yield eternal results, without us striving to reproduce them. No one is perfect, but when God looks at us, He sees us whiter than snow because of Jesus. He also sees how we’ll look when He’s finished working in us—perfect! (2 Corinthians 5:21)
God speaks in a variety of ways because He wants us to hear what He says. Unfortunately, we aren’t always paying attention, or we don’t recognize His voice. To illustrate the ways God speaks, I’ll share stories that will encourage you to listen, enable you to recognize His voice, and equip you to respond when you hear Him. You’ll also gain confidence in trusting what you hear. (John 10:27-28)
I don’t like change—unless it’s my idea. Divorce wasn’t my idea, but God used it to draw me closer to Himself and teach me to depend on Him. It’s God’s goodness that causes us to change and become more like Him. As I share my testimony, I sprinkle in funny stories about a more recent change: the change of life. Though it’s no laughing matter! (2 Corinthians 3:18)
We find true happiness in God’s presence, and when we behold Jesus, he changes us from glory to glory—or from beautiful to more beautiful—and we become like him. Not only do we become beautiful in his presence, but we also become convinced we are beautiful. We can see the Lord’s beauty by seeking His FACE—Faith, Attributes,Creation, Experiences. Then we’ll transform the world’s ugliness by demonstrating our beauty to the world that desperately needs us. (Psalm 27:4)
There is a real sense of the joy of the Lord that is evident in Kim. This is beautifully combined with a heartfelt compassion for those whose lives have been impacted by the brokenness of this world. God has redeemed Kim’s own seasons of adversity to strengthen and shape her faith. She has stories to tell of God’s faithfulness. May the Lord bless you as you consider utilizing the gifts, heart, and experiences that God has entrusted to Kim.