Consider // The opportunities list

I “heart” To-Do Lists! I LOVE crossing off items from my list, and feeling the accomplishment of completing the task. I know that may sound trivial, and you may wonder if I have a life. I get it. However, what the lists do for me is create a rhythm of order in the midst of…

Deeper trust

Sometimes we want greater claritywhen what we need is deeper trust. // Ann Voscamp

Grief and happiness

For those who live with loss in their lives, grief and happiness often live together as two sides of one coin. Amidst the “best day ever”, the ping of sadness introduces itself in the most inopportune moments, stinging joy with depths of grief. “I think we just learn to live with the sadness that will…

Consider // Fresh start

Every single day is a fresh start. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,for I have put my trust in you.Show me the way I should go,for to you I entrust my life. // Psalm 143:8 NIV Every day you have the opportunity to wake up and start differently – see things…

All the things

I’m giggling at myself as I do some scriptural research. I read a scripture verse incorrectly, yet I LOVE my accidental misspeak. I was looking at scriptures about victory and found one of the most well-known verses in Romans, No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. // Romans…

The save and the release

I need saving! I need saving… mostly from myself. Do you feel me? Can you relate? In this moment of reflection, I lift up my praise to the One who cares and the One who saves. Praise Jehovah! Praise the God who saves! Blessed be the Lord—day after day he carries us along.He’s our Savior,…

In you alone

“God, of your goodness, give me yourself; for you are sufficient for me. I cannot properly ask anything less, to be worthy of you. If I were to ask less, I should always be in want. In you alone do I have all.” // Julian of Norwich (1342)

Instead, pray

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your…

To be held

There are moments when life feels so heavy and burdensome, and we realize we’ve been trying to carry everything on our own. We do not often notice life’s weight until it’s too much to bear. Then the question comes, “why have I been trying to carry it?” I had a moment like this last evening….

Consider // Recenter

“Recenter my scattered senses upon the Presence of God.” – Lectio 365 When you want to connect with God, do you feel scatter-brained and unfocused? I do all of the time! As I have begun the habit of listening to the Lectio 365 app morning and evening, I am drawn in immediately as they recite…

Like Jesus

You are everlasting, and I will fade awayInto the glorious image of my risen Lord and KingFaced with my own blemish, deeply stained withinTurn into Your likeness, my empty life to fill To be like Jesus, this hope possesses meIn every thought and deed, this is my aim, my creedTo be like Jesus, this hope…

Reconciliation

So much of this life we live is about reconciliation. To be reconciled to friends, those who have wronged us or we have wronged, and ultimately, to be reconciled to Jesus Christ. On this day, the anniversary of the senseless killing of George Floyd, I meditate on this word. I pray conviction for what I…