Lately, I’ve been struggling with some old triggers that pop up every once in a while. Occasionally, I find I get paralyzed by wanting to do things well for Jesus, and I can wait too long to step out and do what I feel God is leading me to do. At other times when I… Read More Words of Encouragement
This weekend as I was listening to worship music and spending time in the presence of the Lord, I heard this new song, and it caused my breath within my soul to exhale deeply. (Link below) See, we are living in a time when there is so much heartache. The church itself is turning on… Read More God Restores from the Ruins
In the middle of my weariness, there came a quieting of my soul. As I lay in bed, too weak to rise…As my body ached from sickness within…As my lungs burned and coughing came again and again…As my daily activities became small and limited… In the middle of the battle of my body fighting Covid,… Read More Quieting My Soul
“The yearning to know what cannot be known, to comprehend the incomprehensible, to touch and taste the unapproachable, arises from the image of God in the nature of man. Deep calleth unto deep, and though polluted and landlocked by the mighty disaster theologians call the Fall, the soul senses its origin and longs to return… Read More Deep Calls to Deep
As a passionate, Jesus loving believer, I have prayed the prayer over and over in my life to know Jesus more. As a young twenty-something, when I first came to a personal relationship with Jesus, my greatest heart desire was established to grow in my relationship with Jesus. Spending time in extended worship, lifting my… Read More Growing Deeper with Jesus
Have you ever put yourself on a time-out? I have, and to be honest, I had to do this the other day. See, life and circumstances can bring out the yuckiness in each of us. This past week has been a doozy for me. As I was getting a massage for some chronic back, leg,… Read More Whoa…I Need a Time-Out!
I don’t know about you, but there are times I want to shut the noise down that is happening all around me. I’ve realized it’s sensory overload, and sitting in quiet is what I need emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Right now, off in the distance, I hear the hammering and noise associated with my husband… Read More Shhhh…I Can’t Think
Have you ever said to yourself, “Wait, not this again? (insert heavy sigh) God, I’ve already been through this, why is this happening again?” I’ve been there, friend. Maybe you are there right now. In the bible, David, after he was anointed king, but before he was officially put into the position, fled to the wilderness. King… Read More Wait, Not This Again
Joy. We often refer to joy as an emotion, but it is also an action. In the Psalms, the psalmist reminds us to be joyful in our worship of God. Sing, dance, play instruments in all seasons, and be filled with joy and devotion to our God. Their words motivate us to express our love,… Read More Joy in the Wilderness
For the past few years, I have thought of writing this letter, but have always hesitated. This may be due in significant part to my own heart struggles in this area. Putting my thoughts in written form brings a reality and openness to my heartbreak. Many of you are like me. We are the fatherless.… Read More A Letter to the Fatherless
Bible Reading: Acts 2, Psalms 51 Do You Need a Refreshing Friend? You could feel the excitement in the air. The man many had seen day after day sitting at the gate Beautiful, was healed today, or at least that’s what the rumor is. With quick steps, I move with the crowd to see for… Read More Beauty in the Tension: Do You Need a Refreshing Friend?
Beauty in the tension, what does this mean? You may be thinking as I do, how can there be anything beautiful in my pain, in my struggles, or in the dark season I am in. Life is hard, it’s ugly at times, and at moments I wonder if I can survive this at all. Those… Read More Beauty in the Tension: Breathe My Friend
Bible Reading: Acts 3 As Peter and John were on their way to the temple for prayer time, they met a man at the gate, which was called Beautiful. This man was carried out to the gate where he would find himself a place to sit and do what he did day after day. He… Read More Beauty in the Tension: Lessons From Acts
Today I am grateful. Grateful for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for those of us here in the USA. Men and women who gave their lives for our freedom. Today we remember. We remember those who died for us to have the freedoms which at times can be taken for granted. Your sacrifice is… Read More Today We Remember
As we gathered our belongings and placed them in our moving truck, my heart was broken that I couldn’t hug my friends goodbye. Tears were on the surface, but we were too busy and overwhelmed for me to stop and do what I really wanted to do, cry. You know one of those big cries… Read More Beauty in the Tension Week Three
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I firmly place both of my feet on the ground beneath me. Finding my balance, a place of steadiness for the work at hand. My body is angled, with my vision set on the mark before me. I take a deep breath readying myself, and slowly let the breath leave my lungs. With one hand… Read More Beauty in the Tension – Week Two
Push….Pull….Push….Pull…. I hear the words in my head being called one after another. The whip is cracked, and again the words are called loudly demanding all respond to them. This is much of what life feels like right now. One side yelling push and moments later the other side yells in response pull. Who do… Read More Beauty in the Tension
How is your soul today? How has your soul been this past week? During a season when so much fear and anxiety is high, how is your soul? For many, if not most of us, we need to pause and take a look at our soul. Living with constant fear and anxiety wears us down.… Read More Grounding in Christ Week Five
How is your soul today? How has your soul been this past week? If you joined us on my Facebook page, Kristin Clouse, Author & Speaker, you will see each day I posted 3 songs for our 15 minutes of worship with Jesus. I hope you listened to them or found your own songs for… Read More Grounding in Christ – Week Four
How has your soul been this past week? How is your soul today? With all that is currently happening in our world, I could imagine, for many of us, our souls are worn down with fear, anxiety, uncertainty, disappointments, and worry of the unknowns. For some, fear is always right there under the surface, ready… Read More Soul Care Week Three
How has your soul been this past week? How is it today? Did you focus on the five Psalms I shared last week? For me, there have been times those are what were holding me together. You too? What a week we have had as a nation and across the world. Today more than ever,… Read More Soul Care Week Two
Let’s change the wording on what we are doing during the Covid-19 outbreak. Let’s use the wording “physical isolation” instead of saying “social isolation.” Doesn’t that sound better?😍 Social isolation gives the concept that we are unable to socialize over the next few weeks. With technology, we can still socially interact. For some of us,… Read More Changing the Language From Social Isolation to Physical Isolation
Grounding in Christ How is your soul? No, really, how is your soul? Have you ever paused in the middle of your day to day life to ask yourself this question? With the ups and downs we have in our lives, our souls can become weary and worn out. Over time, our weary souls can… Read More Soul Care Week One
When I woke up Saturday morning, these words were playing in my mind. Joy unspeakable. The song, well, really these words from the song, continued to play through my mind as I busied myself with housecleaning. You know those Saturday morning chores we all love to do (wink, wink). As I moved through my cleaning… Read More Joy Unspeakable!
Psalms 30:5 ~ Weeping may stay overnight, but there is joy in the morning. In the night hours, when life seems to be so overwhelming, it feels as if you can’t catch your breath. Struggles are real and they hurt. Sometimes the pain is so excruciating you wonder if you will survive the night. During… Read More Joy is Coming!
When I picked up my Bible this morning, it was opened to Zephaniah, although I wasn’t previously reading this book, and immediately my eyes were drawn to the heading Final Restoration Promise. Don’t you just love those moments when Jesus leads us to a specific verse, chapter, or book in the bible? For those who know… Read More God Sings Over Us
Week One The heat of the sun is beating upon me as I survey the valley before me. The sight is immense and it takes me a moment to grasp the severity of what is in front of me. As far as my eye can see are bones. Thousands upon thousands, or more, of bones… Read More Ezekiel: Valley of Dead Dreams Restored
Sounds of thunder roar with an intensity of power and strength. Flashes of light fill the sky, and buckets of rain fall down upon the earth. The roads and walkways have become wet with tears from heaven as I believe the rain is a sign of God’s heartbreaking. Ladyboys are lined up along the buildings.… Read More Thailand: Day One