I force myself to walk slower. A seemingly unimaginable task for someone who has walked fast their whole life. I close my eyes, breathing deeply. Inhaling the scent of lavender as I walk though this small lavender farm. What is it about lavender that can almost instantly put our nerves at ease? A few days … More God Can Use You
Summer is officially here. Here in TN, summer has felt like it’s been around for a while already. This is the season when I miss the swimming pool from my childhood days. Besides swimming, there are a few other sweet reminders that summer has begun. Lightning bugs, trips to the beach, tropical breezes, juicy peaches. This past … More Keep On Shining
As the sun sets, I sit here trying to read a literary classic. It’s hard to focus with the sound of a lawnmower going back and forth in the background. As my brain tries to focus on the words in front of me, I can’t help but think of how I’m spending my time. I … More As Time Slips Away…
I haven’t written in a while. I’m not really sure why. Maybe life got away from me, maybe I was focused on other things. I wasn’t giving my soul time to bleed onto paper. Life has been filled with fun things and frustrating things. I haven’t been inspired to write. Everything can change in a … More Firefly Blessings
Isaiah 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Have you ever been completely at peace? About a week ago, my nerves were frazzled. Decisions were to be made. Wondering when we would finally find out who would be America’s next president. The day … More A Peace Like No Other
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