move on or love up on – the crossroads we all face

We each face a crossroads when confronted with a situation, person or comment which is unexpected, uncalled for or unwanted. We can choose to ask God what to do, or take matters into our own hands. There are times when God does call us to turn the other cheek, forgive and move on. There areContinue reading “move on or love up on – the crossroads we all face”

Monday mutterings

This morning, I accompanied my eldest to her last first day of school placement for college, one of our family traditions. I didn’t count on being jolted out of my sleep on the comfy bus by somebody angling their seat in front of me right into my knee. Coz apparently she missed seeing there wasContinue reading “Monday mutterings”

for given all, forgive all

As His children, we are to be known for how we extend forgiveness. Not because the other person deserves it. Because you and I both know, there is no such person, for we ALL fall short of His standards. don’t we? We are to forgive because we know the value of it. For we areContinue reading “for given all, forgive all”

love the one you’re with…literally!

I have a prayer for you this Valentine’s day, actually for you every day. It is a prayer Someone else is praying for you too: YOU are the one He adores. REALLY. It has taken me years to grasp this truth, and years more to let it soak in to my soul and become aContinue reading “love the one you’re with…literally!”

clenching too tight?

Today was one of those days where everything seemed to be a major effort, all day long. It started up an hour earlier than I ended up needing to be up. At work, one long awaited tech glitch fixed caused another even more frustrating one, eventually freezing three computers and one program, making for veryContinue reading “clenching too tight?”

forgive me note

Today, its time to write something fairly raw and honest. I had to write a note and forgive someone today. That person was me. I still struggle with being too hard on myself. I have grace for everyone else, but me. As I did this exercise tonight with my small group, i had a breakContinue reading “forgive me note”

walk with Me

You can’t deepen any relationship without a few key ingredients: 1. Spending time together. Whether a few minutes or several hours, we get to know someone over time. Say no to this required element, say no to deepening. 2. Walking through the ups & downs together. It is very true that we can truly observeContinue reading “walk with Me”

kick regret to the curb

I am tired of dragging what I ‘mighta’ or ‘shoulda’ along for the ride. Pondering what i might have or should have done can add heaps of regret onto my shoulders, weighing me down. Helping me feel stuck in the moment of regret…so much so that I can feel the chains getting heavier & heavierContinue reading “kick regret to the curb”

20 things we could all say more often.

Inspired by this cute video: http://dalepartridge.com/20-things-need-say-often/ I am listing 20 things I think we need to say more often. I agree with many of the video suggestions, but would pass on a few (corn dogs , BBQ sauce and fart sounds- now don’t you want to go check out that video and see what youContinue reading “20 things we could all say more often.”

bind with grace & mercy

When was the last time you were shown grace when you least deserved it? Mercy is NOT getting what we deserve. Grace is getting what we DON’T deserve. Both show us just how much God loves us. But are we in turn showing that to those around us? I have had a few doozy situationsContinue reading “bind with grace & mercy”