I haven’t blogged a lot lately. Being a freelance writer tests the outer limits of my faith. At the moment I’m not sure if those limits are growing or shrinking. From my point of view everyone would want to paint and write for a living. The paradox is that I am living, just not making the money for the living. In my anxiety, I … Read More His Eye is on the Sparrow
How much thought do you give to your soul? Self-care is really soul-care. Everything in this life will pass away, but our souls will be with Jesus. When we meet Jesus, what condition will our souls be in? Will we continue to beat our souls for past sin that Christ paid for? Will we continue to devalue our souls because someone used us for … Read More Examine Your Uniqueness Before God
Jesus is worthy! The Father glorified His name above all others, Worthy is the Lamb! This morning may we pause and remember Jesus. Jesus, our Good Shepherd, laid down His life for us, in our place, because of what we did. He atoned for our sins, making us right before the Lord by His blood. The use of the word atonement fell out of … Read More Meditations: Atonement
“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give … Read More Self-care Vs. Self-indulgence
Suffering, A Pathway to Holiness Upon the mountain we seek, Divine peace and comfortable rest. But, in the valley we must dwell, Where flood and storm keep. Nothing will save us from the test. Through swirling clouds and slanted rain, We must walk. Appearing in the fright of lightning, He came. Our Savior walking by our side. “Suffer with me.” He gently said. “The … Read More Suffering, A Pathway to Holiness
A common struggle we all face is disappointment. From our earliest memories people let us down. Do you know how many birthday, Christmas, and special occasion cards I’ve bought, but didn’t send? I have the best intentions to let the people I love know how much I love them, and for some reason getting a stamp and walking to the mailbox is too hard … Read More Meditations: God is trustworthy.
Self-care September… Yes, please. For most of my life I have tried to live as if I had no needs. I am strong, independent, and I can do it all myself. To have a need that we can’t fulfill ourselves opens us for someone to harm us or reject us. We must trust someone. These are scary things for some of us. So, we … Read More Self-care September… Yes, please.
Colossians 2:13-15 “When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us: he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public … Read More Meditations: Clean
The long night of grief carried me to places I never would have found, if God left my faith untested. The author of Lamentations writes of new mercies every morning, but in the darkness of loss: the loss of my child, my ministry, my friends, my first home, my job, many mornings came that left me bereft of comfort and unable to see God’s … Read More The Unfinished Story
Nehemiah 8:10 is a powerful verse. It’s even more powerful when we know the context. Like the nation of Israel during the time of exile, all of us face the consequences of sin in our lives. Sometimes it’s our sin that causes devastation. Sometimes someone sins against us, breaking down the walls of our identity, confidence, and dignity. The book of Nehemiah opens … Read More The Joy of the Lord
“Consider it great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2 I’ll never forget the day, when the Lord whispered gently to me, “The path before you is difficult. Many women walked this road before you, … Read More From Grief to Flourishing Faith
Being a mom is one of the most rewarding and terrifying responsibilities in my life. From the moment I found out that I was having a baby girl, I’ve made it my mission to heal my past wounds and grow emotionally and spiritually, so that I don’t pass on generational trauma. Honestly, being a mom is scary. The difference between me being a first-time … Read More I AM MOM!