You know, sometimes it seems like God allows us to live right, smack in the middle of the “danger zone.” That’s actually pretty accurate. Who knows how many things He’s rescued us from. And if we think about it too much, in the wrong way, believing the lies that fear would like us to believe…… Read More 12.7.2021 – Dwelling in the Danger Zone
Can I be honest? I’ve been struggling in my mind lately. I’ve been struggling with some of the things that have come into the light within my heart… Just when things seem to be smooth-sailing for a bit, I seem to run into the next thing to overcome. But I’m thankful that the journey is… Read More 12.3.2021 – Learning to be okay with being me, imperfectly…
Could it be… that the sweetest times, come out of the most challenging times… the hardest times… For it can be in these times, that we encounter the sweetest, most tender times with the Lord. 💝✨ It is in these times, that we feel His closeness, and His strength the most. 💔🍃☀️ He’s with us… Read More 11.20.2021 – The sweetest times, often come out of the hardest times…
Many times, the things that we’re created to do—to put our hands to… …are things we’d never expect or imagine. Would I have ever dreamed that I would one day become a photographer? A small-business owner? Certainly not! There was a time in my life… when I was too socially anxious to sit face to… Read More 11.12.2021 – (Not-so) Surprising Assignments
“Feelings come and feelings go,And feelings are deceiving;My warrant is the Word of God–Naught else is worth believing. Though all my heart should feel condemnedFor want of some sweet token,There is One greater than my heartWhose Word cannot be broken. I’ll trust in God’s unchanging WordTill soul and body sever,For, though all things shall pass… Read More 10.30.2021 – Learning to “Be Still” in the Midst of Scrupulosity
This morning as I was sitting here at the table, a memory came to mind… …it was a memory of a “season” or two from a dark time in my teenage years. And honestly, I have been wondering, off and on… if and when God would lead me to share about some things that I… Read More 10.27.2021 – Is it really “harmless”?
This morning it took a little while before I was able to break through the “fog” and the distractions… It happens sometimes. I like to sit at my dining room table in the mornings, facing the window. My bible and journal open before me, a pen in hand… I like to sit and wait, while… Read More 10.22.2021 – Relationship through His Word
For most of my life, in many ways, I’ve felt that I was “in over my head”… Most things don’t come ‘easy’ for me. I didn’t do so well in school. I wasn’t well suited for Speech or Debate class. I do not consider myself to be sharp, or intellectual… I don’t typically “think fast”…as… Read More 10.5.2021 – In Over My Head
I remember a season of my life, where I dealt with horrible, intrusive thoughts… Thoughts that would freak me out. Thoughts that would try to “chew me up.” Thoughts that would make me question what kind of a human being I was—”Why am I DEALING with THIS?” Thoughts that would make me want to run… Read More His Word does not return void—no matter how it seems in the moment…
I’ve struggled with social anxiety, in some way, shape, or form, for most of my life… Sometimes it’s not so bad, and other times it seems to sneak up on me just when I think I’m doing better in facing it. In many ways, things have gotten easier in the last few years of my… Read More Remember: You are NOT what you face.
“When I am afraid,I will put my trust in You.”—Psalm 56:3 Did you notice in that verse, that it says… “when” I am afraid? Not “if“… but “when.” “When my anxious thoughts multiply within me,Your consolations delight my soul.”—Psalm 94:19 I love how David is so open and vulnerable about the battles that he faced.… Read More You are not “anxiety.”
If we didn’t have to live an imperfect life here on the earth… would we truly be able to grasp… to understand…to experience that God’s ways are higher than our ways? “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the… Read More Living a Parable
Can we learn… to be grateful—even for the things that “hinder” us in life? Even for the trials the weaknesses the lack the disappointment the mockery the ridicule the rejection the lies …all the things that attempt to convince us…”to drive ourselves into the cave” to dull and darken our light to shut ourselves down…… Read More Above & Beyond
Have you ever gone through something… And then you realize… that now you truly “understand” what it’s like to go through it, to experience it… the hardship, the trial, the struggle, the scary health situation, the feeling of unknown, the mental spiral, the very real panic attack, the challenge, the mistake, the failure, —whatever it… Read More “Now I truly understand…”
So I’m digging into a new book called, “The Feeler” by James Goll… I remember when I heard him mention working on the book— something jumped inside of me regarding this topic of “sensitivity” and “feelings” —and how they relate to our relationship with God, and how He designed us in His image. I found… Read More 3.16.2021 – Sensitivity
And He brings His light in… …into any kind of situation, any kind of heart… revealing what is true… showing what is really there giving sight in His light for eyes to see… All is known by Him. Nothing hidden, nothing unseen. He knows what His children need. And in this place… He gives an… Read More 3.9.2021 – Heart Healer