You know sometimes we can just feel so weighed down by the worries and anxieties of life and we find ourselves settling, even unintentionally, into a realm of shallowed perspective where disappointment and hopelessness take hold and keep us anchored in those cares. But the Lord always calls us up to a higher plain, to […]Read More rise up
Right before falling asleep I said, “Lord, show me the ultimate life you have for me.” Well, how many of you know that God speaks to us in many different ways and that night, I believe He responded by showing me something that was actually keeping me from experiencing that “ultimate, abundant life.” I dreamed […]Read More Stop it. Please. Stop it.
*Original story, “Too Young to Die?” written January 15, 2017. **Edited and published January 15, 2018. Interestingly as I begin to draft this piece of my story, it is the day before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, only now it is 8 years later (2017).** The number “8” in scripture relates to new beginnings, and this […]Read More My Story: Afraid to die.
Inspired by a past journal entry and conversation with the Lord: I stood there that day loaded down by the cares of this life, the sum of which felt like one BIG, loooonnnnnggggg, HEAVY, harDDD, never-ending upWARD climb. My mind says, “There’s no way this is the pathway to the abundant life promised me. Have I […]Read More His strength, not mine.
i think it’s about time to shake off the dust yesterday’s cares last season’s disappointments all the what if’s and why didn’t’s that hope deferred feeling the weariness and fatigue from the travel the fog of trying to remember what it is you’ve been clinging to all this time the lines get so blurred after […]Read More Onward.
“I’ll be happy when….” “I wouldn’t be stressed out if…” “I would be content if only…” “Life would be so much easier if…” “I’ll be relieved when…” “I wouldn’t always be worked up if…” Who can relate? Can you easily fill in the blanks? Are there situations in your life that you tend to add […]Read More Content, at last.
Sometimes you don’t feel good enough, you feel so unqualified, you lack that confidence and you’re biting your nails on the inside. Well, here’s the deal (like my husband would say): whenever you start to feel timid, shy or afraid, or if the world ever tries to make you feel inadequate or not enough, you […]Read More Who you are.
a journal entry: As I lay here tonight with one worry or another racing through my mind, keeping me from resting peacefully, I exhale and whisper, “Jesus take me away. Just take me away with you.” I immediately get a picture of a wooded area surrounding a body of water. It reminds me of Sandy […]Read More A trust rooted as deep as the trees.