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
Do you remember the good ole days of taking tests what seemed like every other day or at least once a week while in school? No? I wasn’t a student that LOVED school. I loved history class, lunch and recess…but that’s pretty much it. If you sat me down and gave me a test a … More Did You Pass The Test?
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
How have you been faring through cov-19? Are you stressed, panicked, fatigued, wondering what’s happened to people’s humanity? Everyone deals with their circumstances differently. Unfortunately, that’s not always a good thing., but we can’t control other people’s reactions. They get to decide whether or not their going to panic. Why would some Christians turn to … More What Is God Doing?
Have you ever been reading a really good book that you just can’t put down? You may say to yourself “five more minutes” or “one more chapter“. But… Have you ever said “just five more minutes” about something you are looking to be done with? Whether it’s taxes, exercising, etc… We all have something in … More Fifteen More Minutes