Haven’t seen it yet

Isn’t it amazing when a song preaches at just the right moment? Just this morning, I was having an “I can’t even” moment as I was getting ready to leave for work, frustrated with “what if” questions swirling in my head and fatigue. Yet, I still got myself together and headed off to work. As…

Receive

Originally posted on Living Loved:
I want to continually live in a posture of receiving from God. Not so drawn in by the things of this world. I desire to daily choose to make the better choice. “As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named…

Journey

– The Passion Translation & created in YouVersion

Find refreshment

“Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden?” Aren’t we all? We are often reminded – & I hope you take to heart – that everyone has a story and a struggle. Life is hard and we often think we need to take it all on ourselves and not burden others. That is not what Jesus…

Connection

We all need friendship and connection. For many, it is not easy to make new friends later in life (like… past middle school!), but friendship is vital and life-giving, and it is SO worth the risk of putting ourselves out there. Enjoy this excerpt from a great book entitled Craving Connection. Maybe you need this…

Outlook affects outcome

Read: Philippians 4:1-8. (Version: I have used TPT and reference NIV) It is often heard, “Think before you speak.” Very sage advice, but what if your thoughts are riddled with negativity, insecurity and doubt? It’s tough to see the joy in life, let alone speak with joy, if your outlook is clouded and dark. At…

To be disturbed

“We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.” – John Stott I am convicted lately and want to be restored. I must admit I have not been as dedicated to reading the Word as of late…

Joy & sadness

Today was one of those days when joy and sadness crash into each other, and create a place of softening and empathy and connection. A family friend’s Celebration of Life(funeral) was this morning & will be one remembered for a long time; a friend lost her father after an eight month battle with cancer; one…

A gentleman

“Jesus is not going to make you or push you to follow Him. He is a gentleman! He will gently guide you with the Spirit.” – Pastor Matthew Hartsfield I don’t think we realize how much we are pushed into, coerced, manipulated and even threatened into decisions and hearing others’ viewpoints these days. With social…

Take a look

Have you ever really looked at yourself? In the 2005 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, the best scene of the entire film, beautifully acted by Matthew Macfadyen & Keira Knightley, is the one where Mr. Darcy reluctantly exclaims his love for Miss Elizabeth Bennet. Here are the words he uses… Mr. Darcy: Miss Elizabeth….