Thoughts Upon Waking – God’s Beauty

Sometimes, upon waking, I will receive a word from the Lord. I will also, oftentimes, wake up with a song on my heart that I believe He longs for me to lift back up to Him. The word and song I received morning before last touched my heart and encouraged me, tremendously…and continues to do…

Where I Belong

Have you ever been in the presence of someone who just gets you? Someone who just seems to understand where you’re coming from, no matter what you say or do? It’s as though they know you better than you know yourself. And when you are with them, walls can come down. Masks can be removed….

Do NOT Fret

In this world, it is easy to find ourselves caught up in fret and worry. And if you are worrying about something, then you are familiar with the gnawing sensation it causes in both heart and mind. There is no rest. There is no peace. But, worry and fret are contrary to what we are…

The Most Unlikely

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will…

Journals and Battle Boards

This is just a quick, practical teaching for those who would like to learn how to “hear” from God but may not be sure where or how to begin. This isn’t the only way to hear from God, but it’s a good place to start if you are new to growing in intimacy with God….

Technical Difficulties

UPDATE: With some cleaning and updating, my computer seems to be back on track! (A giant THANK YOU!! to my husband for cleaning up my mess of a computer!) I will not be continuing my write 31 days series because it was more than just my computer struggling over the last couple of months. So,…

The Reality Is…

Today, I would just like to encourage anyone who may be struggling with something. Take a few moments to read and meditate on Psalm 27: The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance…

CHIPS

It seems, these days, that a lot of us are walking around with a chip on our shoulder. At some time in our lives, we were treated unfairly or we feel we weren’t afforded the same opportunities as someone who (we perceive) is doing better than we are, in life. However, when we are secure…

YOU are Holy

Did you know that you can be holy? for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16 I’m guessing that you probably don’t feel all that holy. I know I certainly don’t. I can probably think of half a dozen ways I was unholy just this morning…and it’s only 9:30am! I…

Waiting…

Today, I would like to talk a little bit about waiting. God has a purpose and a plan for every person He has created. God will place a longing in us – a call – that fills us with hope and drives us forward. Sometimes He gives us a glimpse (a prophecy; a dream; a…