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 […]
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I was so encouraged by these powerful words and declarations over us made by The Crowning Jewels back on International Women’s Day, that I wanted to share them with you, especially in light of Mother’s Day this Sunday. We as women, whether mothers in the natural or not, all have a sphere of influence, a God-given […]
Read More Take the pressure off.
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.
why me? seriously. hope? i need it. fret. stress. worry. soul so unsatisfied. peace? what’s that? so jumbled up inside. heart longing for more. emotions all over the place. so connected to circumstance. striving. performing. perfection. why do i have to work so hard for it? for anything. for everything. for something. confident much? yeah, […]
Read More The better way.
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.
My heart blooms like a sweet flower naturally arrayed in beauty. But not the striving kind of beauty… Rather, a beauty that knows it was created with such tender thought and care. Like fresh blossoms swaying in a cool breeze on a warm summer day, my heart dances. But it’s as if it’s […]
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My soul beams with gladness in the presence of my Savior. He has done marvelous things… more than I can truly comprehend. He is beyond what we can ever imagine. His mere presence brings light and healing and truth. My soul is transformed by the light that extends from his face. He shines goodness […]
Read More It is well.
Your beauty envelops me. It hovers over me like a canopy of colors never seen. Beams and rays of sweet light surround me as I sit with you… and it brings healing to my soul. Oh Jesus, there’s just so much more to you than I know. This glimpse is good but it leaves me wanting more. […]
Read More The beauty of Jesus.