As I laid my head down on my soft pillow trying to get some much needed rest, my mind wondered to and fro over things people have said recently. None of the statements were meant to be condescending or critical, but my imaginative mind usually always assumes someone meant something bad with what they said … More Thankful No Matter What
This past weekend, as I was sitting at a picnic table enjoying the fresh air, I looked up towards the sky. I noticed the moon and a few stars. Right beside me was a scraggly tree. The branches were completely bare and they reminded me of roots that secure a tree in place. Looking up … More What Are You Rooted In?
Have you ever talked with someone after they’ve gone fishing and they tell you countless stories about what went right or wrong during their expedition? Usually one of their stories will include the fish’s size where they’ll spread out their arms proclaiming how big their fish was. Was the fish really that big? Who knows. … More How Big Is Your Faith?
Hope. Has 2020 caused you to lose hope? Or maybe your hope is hanging by a thread? Hope springs eternal: proverb “it is human nature always to find fresh cause for optimism.” It can be easy for us to get our hopes up and yet, they also can be dashed just as easily. A few … More Don’t Lose Hope
Ps. 5:3 “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.” How have you been amidst this worldwide pandemic? Are you ready for it to be over? Are you scared of what might come next? How has your spiritual life been … More Arms Wide Open Prayers
Have you ever had someone tell you to embrace your scars or to cover them up so tightly that no one will ever see? In January, I shared with the world one of my greatest scars. It’s a scar that still hasn’t completely healed and I don’t know if it ever will. It’s not a … More Embrace Your Scars
Eph. 6:11-18 “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the … More The Quarantine Battle
Isa. 64:8 “But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” I’ve always loved the image of God molding me that pops into my head, when I read this verse. I picture God kneading a lump of clay and then … More Molding Day by Day
The other day, as I walked into work, a thought that ran through my mind was, “What can I do today to be a blessing to others?” The thought took me back for a second because I don’t normally have that thought as I’m walking into work, sad to say. It’s something I should be … More What Can I Do Today?
I don’t know about you, but I love olive oil. Take me to an Italian restaurant where they bring you warm, fresh bread and a small dish of olive oil and spices to dip the bread in and I’m set. I wish there was an option on the menu where you could just keep eating … More Crushed like Olives