Years ago, while walking through a devastating time, I had fallen asleep while praying in desperation. I laid in bed, tears flowing until no more came. I was completely drained physically, unable to move, fully surrendered to God. I was crying out for His Comfort and slowly lulled to sleep. The next morning, as I… Continue reading Embraced
There are days my arms feel like deadweight. Times when I really need them to work. Times when “success” depends on the cooperation of my arms’ strength. I find it frustrating that in the moments I need them most, they give out. There is a lesson somewhere in that statement, isn’t there, Friend? It can… Continue reading Hold Me Up
As my husband and I are studying Pastor Craig Groeschel’s “Hope in the Dark” Bible plan on YouVersion, I’m reminded that nothing I ask God – nothing – is too difficult for Him to hear. Our Heavenly Father wants us to come to Him in full disclosure. I waffle in my conversations with God at… Continue reading Like a Child
It’s a Tuesday morning. A random kind of morning, nothing particularly notable. A typical, cold winter morning. A Tuesday morning, not even a full 48 hours from when the Church last came together in worship and hearing God’s Word. And yet, because of this life’s challenges (work, pain, stress, illness, etc), it feels like Sunday… Continue reading A Random Tuesday
We take so much for granted. We think we’ll have ample opportunity to show someone how much they mean, so we wait. We believe there will come a time when forgiveness will be easier, so we put it off. We count on having second chances (and third, and fourth) to use our time more wisely,… Continue reading Taken for Granted
Good Tuesday Morning to you, Friend. Today, I thought we should learn more about one another so we may pray for each other. With that in mind… What are you hoping for? What is something you’re asking God to show you? Perhaps a dream of yours, something you are hoping to succeed at? Share here… Continue reading How about you?
What I’d give for a bit of beautiful, white snow here today, Lord. While physical pain holds me inside this morning, the childlike wonder felt in simply watching snow fall soothes my soul. I believe the peace it brings has something to do with the analogy of Christ washing us clean, making us white as… Continue reading Snowy prayers
In preparation for New Community Church’s five16 event this afternoon serving over 300 households in our city, I wanted to share the scripture motivating us to serve our neighbors with love. It’s my sincere hope you will lean into the Bible, My Friend. Even if you don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus yet, especially… Continue reading Dear Friend
Blessed first morning of December, Dear Friend. As the month begins, I’ll be doing two simple things daily leading up to the celebration of our Savior’s birth. I’d love to have you join me! Beginning today, I am reading one chapter per day from the book of Luke, culminating on Christmas Eve. It is my… Continue reading An Invitation to You
Having a relationship with my Heavenly Dad, speaking with Him is truly the first thing I think of when I’m waking up. It wasn’t always, but it became my lifeline a handful of years ago. (One of the unforeseen gifts I’d received through loss.) I actually don’t get out of bed before I begin talking… Continue reading “How are You today?”
Father, Thank You for knowing me, the struggles of my body, battles of my mind and desires of my heart. Thank You for supplying the answers to every part of me. Thank You for meeting me where I am, how I am and in WHO I AM, Jesus. Thank You for knowing, accepting and loving… Continue reading Fully Alive
This. All this. I may hurt like heck. I may struggle to breathe without pain. I may battle sadness in my heart and defeat in my mind. But God. But God is my strength. But God is how I’ve come this far. But God is how I’ll take a step farther. God is my Portion,… Continue reading This. All this.
Slow down, take time. Breathe in, He said. He’ll reveal what’s to come. The thoughts in His mind, always higher than mine. And He’ll reveal all to come. Take courage, my heart. Stay steadfast, my soul. He’s in the waiting. He’s in the waiting. Hold onto your hope. Watch your triumph unfold. He’s never failing,… Continue reading We Struggle
From YouVersion’s “Awakening: 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting“ study plan: “Jesus knew that with so much need everywhere, He had to hear the voice of His Father, or He would have mistakenly chosen what’s good instead of what’s God.” Wow. Did anyone else feel a hand to the forehead on that? Sheesh! My life… Continue reading Good or God?