when you are the owner of a broken heart

Friend, today I am going to share from the heart one of the biggest lessons I have ever learned about brokenness.  My prayer is that the same God who is rebuilding the broken pieces with me will give you a glimpse of hope where you are feeling broken. Maybe you and I, we’re never meantContinue reading “when you are the owner of a broken heart”

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”

running on empty? time to fuel up on self care again

Feeling more than a wee bit fragile lately. I have been so busy, I haven’t taken the best care of myself… like I have been using regular versus the best quality gas. You can have a great car, and cause it to break down over time by giving it an inferior type of gas. TheContinue reading “running on empty? time to fuel up on self care again”

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…”

live life in community

For many years, I have felt on the outside looking in… maybe you too can relate. There have been seasons where I was missing having close sisters. That feeling where you long for family beyond the blessings you already have, Where my heart felt lonely despite a loving hubby, great kids, friends & family. HeartContinue reading “live life in community”

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”

when God’s love letter appears unexpectedly

I have searched the whole world to find you. You are My Beloved. The one I have chosen. The one I love. I have a deep seeded cry I have left unspoken for a very long time. It is possible to appear normal on the outside but to have a  broken piece within crying outContinue reading “when God’s love letter appears unexpectedly”

Your love language

I have been leading a book study by Danny Silk for the past five weeks, which touched on the 5 Love Languages a few weeks ago. I was struck by the truth that I need to be a student of everyone I love, to know how to best love them. Then the lightening bolt ofContinue reading “Your love language”

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”