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…
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
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