I woke up around 2:30 AM this morning… …half asleep… And words were just bursting and flowing into my heart—phrases and realizations… and I began hearing them “written out” in my mind. Rather unusual for me at that hour… And once I was able to wake up, fully, I jotted down a note in my… Read More 2.23.2021 – Getting to the Heart of the Matter
What if… it’s ALL more than worth… going through the thing you’re going through… going through the thing that almost took you down almost took you out… (or so it seemed) the thing that feels— almost unbearable at times… What if… the lessons that are gained, the relationship that is enriched… from going “through“… the… Read More 2.22.2021 – Finding the Treasure in Every Kind of Circumstance
When you think of the word “struggle“… Do you think of “weakness“? “Oh, so and so must be struggling…. I’m concerned that it’s not looking so good for them…” To be honest, I have thought of a time of “struggle” more in this way, at times. And yes, in some kinds of “struggles” we do… Read More 2.19.2021 – “Struggle” does not mean “Weakness”
There’s nothing quite like the moments—the encounters… …when God lets you know… …in the most precise, and personal way… That He has heard you. That He knows your heart. That He has heard your prayers. That He has heard your crying out. That He has heard your calls for help. That He has heard the… Read More 2.17.2021 – He loves us “in the MIDDLE”…and He “loves us THROUGH.”
Yesterday was “hard”… …when it shouldn’t have been. Have you had days like that? Days when the battle is raging… …but mostly only in your mind… …mostly only because of worries or deep concerns that you didn’t even realize where hiding in there…and they came bursting out. Or because of the “what now?“s that seem… Read More 2.16.2021 – It isn’t any surprise, that we must face hard things…
As I was sitting here this morning, the plants hanging by my window caught my attention… And as I looked at the branches on one of my plants, I realized that many of the branches are unhealthy, twisted up, and out of control. They’ve lost their color— …leaves are brown and withered in some places…… Read More 2.12.2021- The Way of The Gardener
This morning the Lord led me to a verse, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God turned it into good in order to bring about this present result, to save the lives of many people.” —Genesis 50:20 It’s funny because, even though I’ve not really been quoting this verse or referring to… Read More 2.9.2021 – “You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good…”
Have you ever found yourself so desperately attempting to grasp for some kind of “understanding“… And then suddenly after a little while you realize that you’ve been reaching and striving so hard for this… “understanding“…. When God is simply asking you to, “be still” and “trust“… and “know that He is God“… We can find… Read More 2.2.2021 – “Lord, am I more desperate for ‘understanding’ than I am for You?”
Yesterday, the enemy came at me again with these kinds of things… “…you’re too much. You just need to go away and settle down…” “…you’re acting foolish.” “…you’re acting nutty, you’re an embarrassment.” “…you don’t make sense.” “…people think you’re too ‘this’ and people think you’re too ‘that’…” “…just be quiet, nobody wants to hear… Read More 1.23.2021 – Mind Chatter
I was the “one“… I was the “one” who hid myself away in bitter silence… I was the “one” who felt I could never belong… I was the “one” who almost gave up hope in the darkness… I was that “one”… But… I was the “one” …You didn’t forget… And I was the “one” You… Read More 1.16.2021 – I was the “one”…
I have to admit, it’s rather strange for the year of 2020 to have already flown by… There are so many people who’ve just wanted “rid” of this year of 2020. I get it. For many, 2020 has been extremely painful. ? For many, their hearts have broken, in the year of “2020.” But I… Read More 1.1.2021 – “Healing” is a Process
“…for You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I will sing for joy. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.” —Psalm 63:7-8 If we never had to go through trials… If we never had to face scary things… If we never had to deal with sickness… If we never had… Read More 12.22.2020 – The ways we get to know Him…here and now.
The Lord has this beautiful way of leading us into a “heart check” when we need one… And He never, ever asks us to do it alone. ?☀️ And if we dig into our hearts and take an honest look around— if we really take a look at our actions, our motives— the Lord will… Read More 12.9.2020 – He never asks us to “check our hearts” alone.
I have a note in my phone that I was reminded of this morning… It was something I had to jot down in the moment I heard it in my heart. “Be ready to be someone who God can use… at any given moment.“ Something about this got me excited, and hopeful, and charged up…and… Read More 12.1.2020 – “At the Ready”
“But Lord, I feel like I don’t fit in? What if I don’t find a place to belong? I feel so different…” Have you ever had this heart-to-heart with the Lord? I have. Many, many times. And He’s so patiently reminded me of the truth, time and time again. You know, He’s so faithful to… Read More 11.29.2020 – When you don’t fit in, remember Who you belong to…
I wanted to share this music with you this morning…. As I sat down with the Lord this morning, and I put on this music, I felt such a tender closeness with Him—a sense of “togetherness” with Him…a warmth, a comfort, a peace…. a sense of relief. I’m so thankful to be able to come… Read More 11.23.2020 – He always plans on seeing us through!