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.
Have you ever found yourself in the “place” of being SO hungry to learn… to grasp something to understand… …that you find it hard to wait patiently for the understanding that can only come from the Lord? There is a lesson, even in THIS place… Jesus Christ, “The Great Teacher”, has a perfect “lesson plan”… Read More Learning from The Great Teacher
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
Well… here I find myself writing around 7 PM rather than 7 AM today… The Lord changed a few things up a little bit today, didn’t He? And I have to say, that I’m not surprised. Especially with the way I like to hang on so tightly to the “same”… He knows that sometimes the… Read More A Lesson in “Change” that Leads to Greater Trust
Have you ever felt as though… you’ve found yourself in a “shallow” kind of place? —a place without much feeling or depth. I found myself in that place this morning. But then suddenly… it was as if the Lord took me by the hand and, caught me off guard with the most tender kind of… Read More Into the Deep
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…”
There has been an intense resistance that I’ve felt this morning… To be honest, even just bringing myself to the table—has been unusually challenging today. I spent some time in my head… thinking “this thought” and “thinking that thought”… Dwelling on a few things, considering a few things… And then finally I took it all… Read More Empowered for Breakthrough
Have you ever discovered yourself thinking in this way… “Well, if I can’t do ____________ to a certain, acceptable, high-enough standard…. then it’s not worth trying, it’s not worth attempting, it’s not worth doing… If I can’t do ____________ “perfect” enough, then it’s not worth the risk of appearing ‘weak’ or flawed…” Boy, I have.… Read More …But what if… He is planning on being “strong” where I am weak?
Do you tend to start with “simple” and expand into the details, only if they are necessary? Or do you start with an explosion of every. single. detail… zeroing in on every part of the story you can possibly see in your mind? I tend to gravitate toward the details. And I often find myself… Read More Simplifying the Story
“Why do we do the things that we do?” This question intrigues me… I love digging into the depths of this question. There are so many things to discover… Just think, God knows and understands every little “quirk” about us… But here’s a serious question… Have you ever checked in on your heart, because you’ve… Read More The “Crash and Burn” that Leads Us Straight into His Lesson of Rest
I’ve been pondering… 🍃 …we’re born— …and then we dive right into this sinful, broken world… …but then… we’re given an opportunity within this journey of life. An “opportunity” for God to restore us. 💖 An invitation from God that says, “Join Me on a journey of recovering your soul and redeeming your life…” And… Read More He Restores My Soul
Well—here I am again… Putting words onto the page… Ever since I began writing on this journal site a couple of years ago, the amount of words that have come forth, has honestly surprised me. I had no idea there were so many words, bursting within me—just waiting to come out onto the pages. And… Read More Learning to Live in the Light
I remember in the very, very beginning of when I started facing some things in my heart, before the Lord… When I came into the light… It was more like I came into a realization—I began to recognize—that ‘my way’ of living life just wasn’t working. And in that time, I remember describing, something that… Read More Something “Better” than a “Quick Fix”
I feel like there is so much changing right now… Things are always changing, but this feels like an intensified, rapid kind of change… Change always makes me feel uncomfortable. But without change, how else would we go from the old into the new? …Without God using change to nudge us forward? And just like… Read More 3.17.2021 – Change is in the Air