If I’d Only Accept ©2017

I don’t know about you, but I struggle with receiving forgiveness from God. I tend to think I have to punish myself before I can truly be forgiven.

I allow shame and guilt and condemnation to spend way too much time in my life before I truly accept His forgiveness.

I was sitting on the porch yesterday thinking, dealing with some anxiety, and wanting to turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms. I decided to write this song instead.

Can God Still Do What We Read About in the Bible?

Uncovering Hidden Secrets of God's Plans

You have to admit there are some stories in the Bible that take your breath away and wonder how it’s possible those things really happened.

I mean… Noah built a ginormous boat and it had never rained a drop. Jonah was spit out by a fish who’d swallowed more from than ocean than you and I probably ever want to know. God showed up to speak to Moses in a burning bush. Gideon kicked the Midianites’ butts with 300 men. Oh… and don’t forget about the donkey who talked.

Is God still capable of doing those things today or is that just a bunch of Old Testament stories?

Loving the message these ladies from Girls Defined ministries is sharing. Don’t feed into these lies, my friend.

My Friend Needs a Kidney Transplant

Are You a Match?

My friend Mindy needs a kidney. She’s been on the waiting list for years, and twice now she’s been called to the hospital with a possible match, only to find out the kidney went to another patient in need.

My heart aches for her. She’s an amazing wife and mother, but these last few months she hasn’t been able to muster up the energy to do much except dialysis.

Just today she received an iron infusion, followed by an MRI, followed by more doctor’s appointments. She’s worn out and I’m worn out for her.

The Bravest Prayer

Learning to Discern the Voice of God

Have you ever heard God whisper to you? Maybe it sounded quietly, or maybe it was so loud in the depths of your soul you knew without a doubt He was clearly leading you to do something crazy BIG!

Here’s a disclaimer: When you decide to follow that whisper, some people are going to think you’re crazy. Shoot, you’re going to think you’re crazy half the time, too. Are you ready for that?

Mark Batterson writes in his new book, Whisper“When you take your cues from the Holy Spirit, you’ll do some things what will make people think you’re crazy. So be it. Obey the whisper and see what God does.”

If you want to learn how to redefine redemption in your life, you’ve come to the right place.

“You will be blessed with how God has worked in Sundi Jo’s life, in seemingly impossible situations, to bring ‘her calling’ into reality. I admire her determination to never give up and never underestimate the power of God. Once she heard the call, she preceded, through obedience, to put her trust in God to lead her step by step.” – Janelle Lapaglia

Date: August 5, 2017
Time: 09:30-11:30 a.m.
Event: Ladies Community Prayer Meeting Group
Topic: Doing it Afraid
Venue: Victory Baptist Church
Location: 252 N Nicholas Road
Nixa, MO 65714
Public: Public

#coffeewithsj episode 10: the power of journaling through Scripture.

Do you personalize Scripture and apply it to your every day life? There’s so much power in breaking down a Bible verse and making it personal specifically for you.

I’m sharing with you how I process through Scripture and apply it to my every day life.

Thanks for joining me for #coffeewithsj episode 10: the power of journaling through Scripture. Below are the links I shared in today’s show:

Heaven Knows 

Esther’s House Breaking Plates Video

Why I’m Redefining My Bucket List

How I'm Changing from Self to Serving

I have a bucket list of things I’d love to do in life. I hope you have one as well, which causes dreams to stir up in you about doing amazing things!

Perhaps you want to hand glide over the Grand Canyon. Not me, but hey, if it’s your dream, go for it. Maybe you want to swim with dolphins. That’s probably way safer than hand gliding, but I digress.

There are many things I desire to do before I kick the ole bucket.

I want to write a song with Dolly Parton, go on an African Safari, take part in an underground church service in China, and run a 1/2 marathon. I want to go deep sea fishing, ride through the rainforest, and speak at a Joyce Meyer conference. Those are just a few things.

#coffeewithsj episode 9: how to stop dreaming and start becoming

What dream have you let go of?

Jeff Goins says in his new book, Real Artists Don’t Starve, “Eventually, you have to decide who you are. You have to choose your role and own that identity. We don’t fake it till we make it. We believe it till we become it.”

There’s no time like the present to decide who you are, my friend. God has ignited a passion in your heart. Embrace the gift He’s given you. He will honor your decision.

Join me for #coffeewithsj episode 9: how to stop dreaming and start becoming


Below are the links I shared in this episode:

Set Me Free
Real Artists Don’t Starve
Song Playlist
Becoming God’s Best