What is the legacy that you want to leave? I know many of us avoid talking about death, so we don’t really think about the impact we will leave once we are gone. But I believe it is so important as to how we live our lives today. At work, I have been planning a Mother’s Day campaign that pushes people to pray for moms. Mother’s Day is a touchy subject for many because they either have lost their moms or they don’t have the relationship they desire to have with their biological mothers. One lady commented yesterday saying that she enjoyed the prayers I was posting on our blog but she and her sister needed prayer because they’d lost their mom on Good Friday and it was their first Mother’s Day without her. That touched me deeply as a friend of mine recently lost her mom and another is without her mom, grandmother and first-born daughter. So I went ahead and crafted a special prayer just for her and posted it on the blog. I felt that not only she, but many others needed to be thought of, cared for and prayed for this weekend. Read More →
What is the purpose of a writer in God’s eyes? The weight of this calling is more than anyone can imagine. To be a willing vessel to all that God would want His people to know on this earth comes with diligence in seeking Him.
Holding on to insecurities, abandonment, low self-esteem, rejection, self-doubt, etc. are our ghost. Only the release of what haunts us will lead to the breakthrough we desperately need to understand how God see’s us.
How well do you know yourself? How much do you love yourself? How well can you tolerate being by yourself? These may seem like easy or obvious questions to pose. But most people never consider them. We are accustomed to being in relation to other people. Even the Bible tells us in the creation story that it was not good for mankind to be alone. As a single woman with no kids, I have experienced an extended season of loneliness. I used to decry and abhor my solitude until I realized just how strong it has made me. Read More →
“And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea,”Peace! Be still!”And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” Mark 4:39
Peace, like happiness, is something that you can possess regardless of your circumstances. It is a state of mind and spirit. Have you ever been in a situation where all hell was breaking loose but you still remained at peace? Your friends and family were probably waiting for you to break, but you held it down like a champ. This is what I call peace under pressure. As I grow and go through more, I am finding a deeper sense of this unshakable peace and I want to share ways for you to find it too. Read More →
Today is Good Friday – the day that Jesus was crucified. Many churches have been reflecting on the crucifixion during Passion Week. My Facebook feed has been full of posts about the last seven sayings of Christ. I even had to craft content for my job around this topic. One of the sayings really stuck out to me and I wanted to dissect it a bit though. The final thing Jesus said while on the cross was “into Your hands, I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46) Read More →
Some of you behind-the-scenes types love getting stuff done and helping. You don’t dig the limelight, however if you have a vision that burns in your heart to get out there, you are going to HAVE to deal with the glare of the spotlight. You have to lead the way, be seen and be heard. You have to raise your profile. Read More →
As I’ve sat here thinking about what to write about this week, I drew a blank. I didn’t have much to talk about as the most monumental thing that has happened to me recently was already recounted in my last entry. Then, seemingly out of nowhere I heard “restoration.” So that’s what I will dissect today.
Restoration is the act of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition. It presumes that something was out of place, distorted or mishandled and needed to be brought back to its rightful place. When I look at my life in its current state and all of the miracles that are taking place, I have to say I am in a season of restoration. Everywhere I turn, it is confirmed to me too. Read More →
I now know God differently. I know a new side of Him. I can testify about it. Revelation 12:11 says we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. So here I am to share my testimony with you because I am an overcomer. If you want some juicy scoop about me, here, I’m dishing. Read on…
to stop feeling anger toward (someone who has done something wrong)
to stop blaming (someone)
to stop feeling anger about (something)
to stop requiring payment of (a debt that is owed)
Forgiveness is a tough subject to address. To properly deal with it requires drudging up old feelings, confronting ourselves (and others) with painful truths that have been buried. It can be like pulling the scab off of a wound and pouring salt in it. Painful. Something we’d rather not think about and pretend to have moved on. But what happens when the stain of not forgiving manifests itself in seemingly unrelated areas of your life? How do you reconcile past hurts, forgive yourself, and continue to follow God’s command to love others as yourself?