find rest…

We are all looking for that soft place to land upon when we fall. We tend to keep ourselves busy to distract ourselves from the fact something isn’t right. We all need rest. And some of us need to stop running so we can find it again. Saying yes to some priorities means saying noContinue reading “find rest…”

bloom in the chill

To help fight the seasonal blahs which usually hit me in the sunless midwinter, I love to bring a bunch of fresh cut tulips home to brighten my kitchen table.   Last week, as i bought some lovely pink tulips, the florist passed on a wise tip which has stuck with me. She suggested addingContinue reading “bloom in the chill”

seasons change

A friend I haven’t connected with for a long time came to mind this morning while I was getting ready for my day. So I asked God (which I am starting to do more & more) if I should get in touch with her. He said, “Leave things as they are.” I prayed for GodContinue reading “seasons change”

scaredy cat, come to the Son

I have lived more of my life than I am comfortable admitting as a scaredy cat. Afraid of what others think, promises  how God would treat me if He really knew all I had done, afraid of making a misstep, afraid of my own shadow. Fear turns into anxiety when it isn’t kept in check.Continue reading “scaredy cat, come to the Son”

snapshots along the way: He cares

Jesus showed how much He cared for all people as He walked closer and closer to the cross. And that same care shines through as alive as if the Easter Story was happening today. For it is. When Jesus reached out to feed, comfort, encourage, teach, heal this around Him, His care was evident. EveryContinue reading “snapshots along the way: He cares”

name the doubt & grab His hem

I am more than a bit timid when it comes to asking God for something i want for myself. In fact, I tend to ask for myself as a tag along, or add on at the end of praying for other people’s needs. Which isn’t a healthy symptom at all. You see, that likely meansContinue reading “name the doubt & grab His hem”

aftermath

Ripping off the bandaid to show the partially healed wound below& exposing it to the air can be very painful…yet somehow refreshing at the same time. There are many wounds within everyone in various stages of healing. At any given time, anyone of us could be dealing with aftermath or fall out… your spouse cheatsContinue reading “aftermath”

Reason #4 to Give Thanks: Because You Care

Every day, all around you, are people. People,who like you and I, need to know they are appreciated. That what they do for others (such as us) is helpful, needed, thoughtful, well done. They need to hear that thanks. But this isn’t that kind of thanks I am referring to today… When someone has blessedContinue reading “Reason #4 to Give Thanks: Because You Care”

Reason #3 to Give Thanks: Because He Cares

Today, I was ready for a day to myself. To worship, soak in the tub, do an online course and a bunch of writing. God interrupted my plans with two kids unexpectedly home under foot, a phone prob, and updates to project work…not the day I had expected to have on my day off thisContinue reading “Reason #3 to Give Thanks: Because He Cares”

long

it’s hasn’t been long since I saw You last yet somehow it feels like forever The road seems to stretch despite my every step as I wearily attempt to make it back to You The sunrise clouded over, no stars nor sunset to be seen in the evening sky yet a glimmer of hope continuesContinue reading “long”