Have you ever found yourself in the middle of something you never thought you’d be going through? Never saw it coming… It’s what “2020” has been for many of us. We’re living in a time where there is a tremendous need for strength and courage to “keep on keeping on.” Challenging situations, unexpected circumstances, interesting… Read More 12.4.2020 – “How am I gonna get through this…?”
I love this song by Josh Garrels… Wanted to share it on here this morning… because it soothed and encouraged me. In a time that many hearts are troubled…. Here is a song to remind us… to encourage and uplift us—a soothing “balm” for hearts in a time of much discouragement. So take heart—keep going,… Read More 11.20.2020 – “Don’t Be Afraid”
I think it deeply pleases God when we ask Him things like, “Father? What do You think about this? What’s on Your heart? What are You thinking about? What are You dreaming about? What is Your desire, God?” What’s Your will for this situation that I’m seeing/going through/experiencing?” It must bring Him so much joy… Read More 11.14.2020 – “Lord, this ‘voice’…. how do You want me to use it?”
I’m realizing…. it’s sinking in…. …that when I decided to take God’s way, His path, His plan for my life… I can’t expect for things to go exactly as I’d like them to go, in the moment. I can’t expect for things to go as I’d prefer them to go, in the moment. Because you… Read More 11.11.2020 – Learning to let go of “my way”….
“Father, what’s Your will in this situation? What’s Your way? Because knowing You, and knowing me… I know that Your will and Your way is going to be so much better than what I prefer. 💝 Many times Your will is beyond what I can see and understand… But I know Your will and Your… Read More 11.9.2020 – Thy will, Thy way…
God has this way of allowing us to make certain kinds of mistakes… And then there are the “almost mistakes” He so miraculously puts a stop to before we mess up our lives “real good”… He so powerfully intervenes. He doesn’t let it happen. ☀️ He’s faithful to help us with our steps. He saves… Read More 11.6.2020 – Mistakes and “Almost Mistakes”
God so joyously works behind the scenes…. it’s like I can almost imagine the kind of smile He would have on His face… I can just imagine His knowing of what He has planned to do—such glorious plans—still so many secrets and surprises up His sleeves… and He has fashioned His plans in the most… Read More 11.2.2020 – “I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine.”
“…the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”—Matthew 4:16 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light… Read More 10.24.2020 – Give Way for His Light
I’m learning to be “on guard”… Not by guarding myself, not “guarded”…. but being on guard, in Him—dependent and confident in His power and strength and wisdom and ability…not my own. Standing firm, in faith. 💪☀️ “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for… Read More 10.23.2020 – Stay alert! Stand Firm.
Over the last couple of days, I’ve been thinking back to one of the harshest, darkest seasons of my adult life… And when I think back on this season… it’s like I can see more and more layers of lessons learned…. more and more lessons that I can pull from this season that I endured…… Read More 10.21.2020 – …He goes before us to work it all out for good… 🙌☀️
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”—Proverbs 4:23 Father, You are the One I can trust completely—to be the Keeper and Caretaker of my heart. You are the One I can trust to hand my heart over to completely. 💗 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do… Read More 10.19.2020 – Keeper and Caretaker of My Heart
The enemy usually works in very subtle ways… Usually, he doesn’t show up wearing his “red devil suit with pitchfork and pointy tail.” …he usually tries to fashion his work—his webs and schemes— in such a way, that they would seem almost exactly like something that would be of God…. But it’s counterfeit. Fake. False.… Read More 10.18.2020 – Jesus leads us into what is True
There are many in this world, within this time, who are living in the place of feeling “trapped and tormented” by fear. Many feel as if they are living within their “greatest nightmare.” 🥀 But an excitement ✨ rose up in me yesterday as I realized something… As God reminded me of this…☀️ The enemy… Read More 9.30.2020 – We live in EXCITING times!
“Teach me more about you, how you work and how you move,so that I can walk onward in your truthuntil everything within me brings honor to your name.12 With all my heart and passion I will thank you, my God!I will give glory to your name, always and forever!13 You love me so much and you placed… Read More 9.29.2020 – God’s Dream
So I’m not going to apologize for the plethora of metaphors that I’ve used in this post. 🤓 But don’t worry, I don’t think I put any dad jokes in there…😆 You see, me and God are working on this thing, where I learn to not care about what anybody may or may not think… Read More 9.18.2020 – “He drew me up from the pit of destruction…”
A “portrait” is defined as: “a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still… Read More 8.21.2020 – “Official Portrait”