holding fast

The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. *Psalm 16:6-8 ESV The path has been quite rocky over this most recent leg of thisContinue reading “holding fast”

motivation matters

We are the people of busyness, aren’t we? Life has become faster paced with the addition of increased technology & connectedness in our world. You can now have 24/7 access to almost any topic of interest around the clock. With email & cell phones you can be reached world wide. We need to unplug fromContinue reading “motivation matters”

voice

The only way to find your voice is to use it. Austin Kleon Jeff Goins just confirmed in today’s daily post what I heard this weekend, first on Saturday at a women’s retreat, and then during prayer time this Sunday morning. If you are hearing it three times in three days, its likely a lessonContinue reading “voice”

when to speak up at pointing fingers

There are not a lot of things that cause me to be enraged. Disrespect is one of them. As is the season, its time in my area for municipal elections. And I would say that several of the almost 30 candidates running here are not causing negative waves. They are standing on their platforms, andContinue reading “when to speak up at pointing fingers”

start with me

I want to comfort, offer hope, lift up and be a help to those in need. Where do I start? It has to start with me. I can’t lead someone where I have not been willing to let You lead me. I can’t express the joy of freedom when I don’t turn to You toContinue reading “start with me”

its time to bloom

Photo by @khjlees Its time to bloom. There is only so much watering, feeding, sun & deepening we are meant to experience before we are to show the inner qualities meant to be shared with those around us. Some are meant to help in practical ways: fire, police, armed forces, EMR staff. Doctors, nurses, dentists,Continue reading “its time to bloom”

What will you leave behind?

What fingerprints will you will leave behind when your time is up? I want to leave behind hearts that have been blessed by connecting with mine. I want my kids to be the typical healthy & well paired with their future spouses, but also able to stand in the face of adversity, knowing God isContinue reading “What will you leave behind?”