Thankfull living

Thankful. Every Thanksgiving, we are reminded to celebrate all we have to be thankful for in our lives. But God doesn’t want us to just be especially thankful once a year. He longs for us to be thank-full every day, in every situation, every time we can. You recall that verse “Give thanks in allContinue reading “Thankfull living”

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…”

cover lover or lover of the Word?

I love getting a new version of the Bible. There is something holy and fresh to me about holding a brand new Bible. Opening the cover for the first time, and taking a peek at the insides. As a book lover and word crafter, I can appreciate a pretty cover, fantastic graphics or eye catchingContinue reading “cover lover or lover of the Word?”

Take me away…

Take me away, a secret place A sweet escape, take me away Take me away to better days Take me away, a hiding place – Natasha Bedingfield, Pocket Full Of Sunshine My heart started crying out this song to my Abba these past few days. When life gets tough, my first reaction is instinctively toContinue reading “Take me away…”

community: family by choice

I am very blessed in community. I know several people who feel like they are all alone in their circumstances or situations, and the reality is: often it’s due to your choices. We don’t always reach out to show our need nor vulnerability when we can, so we essentially build a wall to block outContinue reading “community: family by choice”

tears for now

I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making His home with men and women! They’re His people, He’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.” Revelation 21:3-4 MSGContinue reading “tears for now”

what is fueling your hope?

Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not grow faint.  Isaiah 40:31 Hope is fuel and passion fuels hope. Christine Caine How is your fuel tank? Are you running low from all the running around youContinue reading “what is fueling your hope?”

lasting hope

I am hardwired to be optimistic. It takes a lot to get me down… usually a combination of illness/injury, eating poorly & not sleeping enough. But like you, every day something tries to undermine my hope: I am married to a wonderful man, who tends to be more of an Eeyore in nature, mostly dueContinue reading “lasting hope”

pressing in for connection

Until you commit to the goal of connection, all the relational tools in the world are not going to help you. It’s only when you decide to take responsibility to pursue connection that you will discover just why you need these tools. It’s only when you commit to moving toward someone that you will seekContinue reading “pressing in for connection”

wonder at Your ways

One of the most wonder-filled aspects to being Yours is seeing Your Promises come alive in my life. I love digging deep into Your Word, because not only do I find You there, I discover just how much You have done for me! This verse jumped out this morning. And I realized it was true.Continue reading “wonder at Your ways”