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”

at any age or stage, your life matters

It’s so much not about your age, but the life you’ve lived in those years. I have a few friends who have recently celebrated (some reluctantly) significant birthdays. Age is not a big deal to me. It’s more about the life we have lived in those years than the time we count. You may beContinue reading “at any age or stage, your life matters”

praise and worship to change the atmosphere

Praise and worship arrest the atmosphere that is constantly whispering fear, failure and regret.  Lisa Bevere These past few weeks, God has been whispering to me to listen before I speak, even more He ever has before. When I get that email which causes my anxiety level to soar in an instant. When I rememberContinue reading “praise and worship to change the atmosphere”

disappointment

It’s still there. That disappointment you have been trying to avoid bringing into the light. Thinking that if you don’t look at it, it won’t hurt as much.  Harbouring our hurts only deepens them. I have struggled with many disappointments over the years, and I have discovered the truth: each disappointment is the opportunity forContinue reading “disappointment”

for those lost in a maze daze

I recently read a Christian fiction book where one of the characters was trying to explain to the other about how God longs to guide us. Because you & I both know there are days when we sooooo need someone to take us by the hand and help us along when we feel like weContinue reading “for those lost in a maze daze”

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”

whines, how longs & putting it out there

It’s time to come clean. I used to have a ‘Why me’, whiny tendency which ran deep. Very deep, in fact it was my go to inside voice. When God met me, one of the first things He pointed out to me was my need to whine. For me, at that time, it was aContinue reading “whines, how longs & putting it out there”

in light of Him

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Ephesians 3:20 MSG Some days, when I work myself into a daze, my mind wanders fromContinue reading “in light of Him”

prejudiced by pride

First pride, then the crash—the bigger the ego, the harder the fall. Proverbs 16:18 “That will never happen to me.” Little did I know as a young girl all that was going to occur in my life. Molested, lonely, teased, bullied, abandoned, date raped, physical injuries… as much happened to my outsides as did toContinue reading “prejudiced by pride”

runaway, run the way Home

I have had a tendency to run away from home way too often. And God always keeps an eye out from His porch, waiting for me to return. There are times I run because I don’t get what God has planned, and so I fill up at His table only when I hit exhaustion, andContinue reading “runaway, run the way Home”