One night last week I lay coaxing sleep after a very busy day. I let my mind wander back to what I had read early that morning during my “quiet time.” (Truth: “quiet time” sometimes means I sit there with my Bible open, reading the daily passages while trying to coax my brain into functioning with […]
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend 5 days on the beach recently. Sunshine and waves are a delightful tonic for brain health! Besides that, watching the ocean always draws my mind to consider God, maybe because I grew up in a church that frequently sang the rousing 4-part harmony chorus proclaiming, “Wonderful […]
Immanuel, Our Good Shepherd
Photo by Julian on Unsplash A long-distance friend called last week. “How are you?” I confess, I wanted to lie, “Oh fine, busy as usual but God is good, everything’s fine!” I believe the Spirit checked my words, and instead I said, “Not great, it’s been tough, really struggling this week.” That meant my seasonal depression had been activated […]
Immanuel: Who is this God who is with us?
As I started the week of thinking of being intentionally mindful of Immanuel, God with us I realized if the point is a changed heart and life, not just having a nice word to sing, I need to understand what the word means. If God is with us, who is this God and how can knowing and […]
Immanuel – Do I Really Believe It?
How often during my day do I go about my own business asking for His blessing without seeking His presence first?
Update: This post was actually written several years ago. I don’t know why I never published, but just came across it again. Always so relevant. Still meaningful. To Him be the glory. I have realized something about myself. I guess it started when I was working on writing out my testimony which I shared at our […]
His Love and My Need
Focusing only on His love removes the true power of the cross.
Hello! Wow – it’s been a longer hiatus than I anticipated. Since I set the shut down to update, saving my place with a “Coming Soon” message, my life has totally changed in so many ways. I finished my undergrad (Behavioral Health, Emphasis in Trauma). I finished a certificate in Foundations of Biblical Counseling from […]
Adoptee, wife, mom, friend, business partner, sister, aunt, abuse and depression survivor, teacher, writer, mentor, hiker, wannabe runner, and dreamer, with an eye for all things beautiful and a heart to help others with compassion and grace. But most importantly: I am a Jesus-follower saved by grace and kept from stumbling because of His great […]
Passion Week. Saturday: In The Silence.
“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count His sin.” (Romans 4:7-8) “We know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no […]