God allows us to “wrestle” through things, sometimes… Have you ever felt you’ve had to “wrestle” your way through something? To “wrestle” means, “to struggle with a difficulty or problem.” Maybe you’re wrestling with a series of circumstances… Maybe you’re wrestling with a lack of understanding or clarity or because of being in a scary… Read More 8.6.2020 – Do you ever find yourself “wrestling”?
This morning as I was sitting here, I thought of the term, “black sheep.” This term means, “a member of a family or group who is regarded as a disgrace to them.” “In the English language, black sheep is an idiom used to describe an odd or disreputable member of a group, especially within a family. The… Read More 8.1.2020 – This goes out to the “Black Sheep”
There is a battle raging… …and it’s all about “the voice.” My voice, your voice, the voice of the body of Christ as a whole. What happens when the enemy finds a way to “silence” us? To “shut us down” in response to fear. To “shame” us. To “disqualify” us. To “muzzle” us… To shut… Read More 7.30.2020 – It’s All About “The Voice”
Some mornings, I’m surprised by how much “comes up” from within me onto the page… And other mornings, I feel as though I’m still processing what the Lord is wanting me to process by the time He leads me to go ahead and start typing. When I am in process, I tend to be shorter… Read More 7.26.2020 – The Beauty of the Process
Over the last few years, my life has felt like a time of constant “testing” — a journey of the revealing of things “hiding” deep within my heart. You see, I asked the Lord to help me in dealing with my heart, I asked Him to help me and to transform me… and, boy has… Read More 7.20.2020 – Dismantling these “Ticking Time Bombs”
“The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.”—Psalm 34:17 The word “deliverance” means, “the action of being rescued or set free.” It can mean, to be carried through, with nothing but His strength. It can mean a believer being set free from demonic oppression. It can mean… Read More 7.18.2020 – “I look for Your deliverance, Lord!”
And just like that, I see it… Hand-in-hand with my Heavenly Father, He brings me to the next thing we’ll face together. So unexpectedly… A realization gently revealed to me… And He didn’t have to do it this way, a most kind and gentle way…but He did. 💝 He showed me a wound that had… Read More 7.17.2020 – The Next Bandaid
Had you ever been told as a kid, “You just have too big of an imagination!” …perhaps in response to something you were afraid of? Something that you cooked up in your wild imagination? Or in some kind of strange ungodly remark you might have made that came up and out from that place of… Read More 7.16.2020 – The Place of Imagination
God, I love when You set things right. 💖✨ Relationships… Attitudes… Hearts… Vision… Pathways… Memories… Journeys… Our whole lives… Think of a time when you realized… that something has somehow changed… “I was there, now I am here. But how?” “I couldn’t stand this person, now I’m so grateful they’re in my life.” “I once… Read More 7.4.2020 – When He Sets Things Right
This morning as I was sitting here, I began to reflect on how I used to be so fearful of God, so uneasy around Him, and how I used to attempt to keep Him at “arms length” because I didn’t know that He was such a wonderful Heavenly Father—a wonderful Heavenly Father who delights in… Read More 6.28.2020 – “Come Close”
Life isn’t going to be easy when you start choosing to face your fears… You’re not usually going to “feel” courageous, and you probably won’t even “look” courageous… and yet courage will be given to you. Even when you feel the smallest and the weakest and the most insignificant you have ever felt —courage will… Read More 6.17.2020 – My way, or His Way?
I am finally beginning to understand… …that the lessons we learn from within the struggles are worth far more than having no struggle to deal with at all. I’m realizing that a struggle is an opportunity. ✨ “Strength comes from struggle. When you learn to see your struggles as opportunities to become stronger, better, wiser,… Read More 6.9.2020 – What is an “Overcomer”?
I’m convinced that rejection is one of the most painful things a person can endure. There are many different forms of rejection, there are many different levels of it. Some kinds can be honestly unintentional and yet we still feel it, and other kinds of rejection can be about as mean-spirited as you can get.… Read More 6.4.2020 – The Sting of Rejection
I can’t get over how quickly this world can shift and change…almost overnight. How quickly these “waves” can come….how quickly these “waves” can cause destruction. I am unsure of exactly how to express what is on my heart right now, so perhaps I’ll do it this way… We have a Savior who is near the… Read More 6.2.2020 – Facing the Wounds
Yesterday morning on my Facebook page I shared a quote from a “Facebook Memory” from that date, in the year 2016. “Our God loves triumphing over what looks impossible; therefore, he calls an ambush without any means of escape “an opportunity”!” ― Lisa Bevere, Girls with Swords: Why Women Need to Fight Spiritual Battles (Take note… Read More 5.15.2020 – “Girls with Swords”
There’s something about this time we’re living in…. something about this time of “reset”…. It seems like God is surfacing and stripping away false things… false identities. Hindrances… It’s so easy to take a look at our lives, and find something we enjoy doing, maybe even something we’re good at doing, perhaps something that others… Read More 5.11.2020 – “Who am I… really?”