Unmet expectations, failed dreams, and loss of life and security are not new events. They are built into the human experience, and we can continue to live full, peace filled lives if we accept the reality of the now, embrace the mystery of why, and move forward each day.… Read More Where Do We Go From Here?
I watched Endgame this evening, and I cried with a room full of strangers.
Isn’t that beautiful? We sat in the dark next to our friends or families but also with people we have never seen before and may never see again, and we felt it ALL together. We wept, some of us loudly and openly, and some stifled back the tears with tight throats and hot eyelids… and some *cough *cough my husband *cough *cough laughed at the absurdity of the rest of us joined in grief at the loss of a fictional life. … Read More The Passing of Life
Belonging doesn’t occur when we are better, smarter, or prettier. It begins when we accept our areas of weakness as our strengths.… Read More WHERE DO YOU BELONG?
You guys are probably like, “Great, here she is again to talk about how reality and expectations haven’t lined up, how she is worn out, or something like that.”
Nope. Curveball. I’m breaking punctuation rules this time to share a WIN.
That’s right, even the disillusioned planter has a win from time to time. What do you think keeps me in it? It’s not my sheer willpower and awesomeness (sorry to disappoint if you thought it was).… Read More Curveball
God understands our doubts, and he loves us enough to show us who he is again and again. … Read More John 20: Right Where You Are
God is not concerned with whether or not we have the right lineage or education. He wants us all to experience the truth of who he is.… Read More John 19: What I Have Written
Father, I want to produce good fruit in my life, fruit which pleases you. Help me to cultivate my connection to Jesus every day. Help me to love my fellow believers and all whom I contact according to the standards of the Bible. I understand you have chosen me, and I submit to your pruning. In the Name of Jesus, the True Vine, Amen.… Read More John 15: A Gardener and a Vine
If I, and each Christian, believed the truth of God’s love and focused on following his command, the world WOULD know we are his followers by our love.… Read More John 13: By Our Love
Jesus spent his time on earth revealing the truth of God’s love and grace for us. He didn’t say to stop following the rules. He shined a light on the rules so man could see the heart behind them. He came to show us that God desires obedience in love and relationship. We move from darkness to light when we put our trust in God rather than our ability to follow rules.… Read More John 12: Love and the Law
Read: John 9, Psalm 9 Who: Who wrote this book? Who did they write it to? What was their reason for writing? What: What does this passage say about God, me, and my relationship with Him? But the Lord reigns forever, executing judgment from his throne. 8 He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness.… Read More 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting: Day 9, John 9 and Psalm 9