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