waiting for Hope

In the hard times, I have begun to speak words of hope to myself, especially when i want to wallow in my situation. Life can be hard, can’t it? ¬†And we can easily become swamped down by the what ifs, why mes, will it ever ends and Argggghhhhs. I especially love the Psalms, because IContinue reading “waiting for Hope”

when it’s hard to believe for the best

Yesterday was a day filled with highs and lows, from which I am still both in shock and filled with praise as i process it all. It is hard seeing your child reeling with hurt. One of mine is struggling to show honor in a placement where she has been discouraged and put down byContinue reading “when it’s hard to believe for the best”

when the wait seems so long

God has been so good to me as I have been trying to figure out what He is birthing in me. I have had all the cravings, restless nights and emotional mood swings hit in the past few weeks, as if I really was pregnant (nope, not!) as my spirit is trying to being theContinue reading “when the wait seems so long”

getting it right

Disciplined people can do the right thing at the right time in the right way for the right reason. -John Ortberg I have been disciplining myself to be listening & discerning more before I write or speak. I want to be obedient, and not miss His timing for the moments in my life. Today, IContinue reading “getting it right”

better tomorrow today

I am a creative person, which can be a danger at times when I lose my anchoring. Spending too long dreaming about the future can hobble your walk in the present. We were meant to dream…but with the dreams God has for us to be dreaming. Dreams that awaken our soul’s deepest longings and desires,Continue reading “better tomorrow today”

open arms await at the end of your journey home

The part of the Prodigal son story that really got me in the gut? The fact the son knew the Father would take him back in. Now, I know he missed exactly how much his father loved him under the weight of his shame, but he still knew he had a place with God. SoContinue reading “open arms await at the end of your journey home”

its time to be still

I was anything but still today. What I got done today leaves me tired just thinking about it. And as usual, a few unexpected raised their heads and tried to unravel the day. My first reaction was to get ticked off. (Honesty before eloquence!) My second was to confirm a correct response (as sometimes theseContinue reading “its time to be still”

What three things to do when I need rest?

I am not the Energizer bunny. But I still try to keep going and going. My batteries wear out, and need recharging. Sometimes way earlier than I am aware of, and sometimes the energy completely drains until I collapse. I am learning to listen to God daily about my day, so it doesn’t fill upContinue reading “What three things to do when I need rest?”

When how long becomes too long

What do you do when your answer isn’t coming? Because the loving God I know intimately has only the best for me…I know this deep deep within my soul. I believe His promises. I know His character never changes. He says He is for me, and He is all in, all the time. So whatContinue reading “When how long becomes too long”

in the wait

Sometimes, all you can do in the wait is worship. I am so thankful for my best friends today. I was awaiting some test results (i have some inflammation in some joints not going away) and instead of hiding myself away (my usual for things that concern me directly) I asked God to help keepContinue reading “in the wait”