Solitude

When was the last time you checked your standards? We are more apt to do hours of research to choose a quality eating establishment or Airbnb than to set boundaries for those who text us, who take us on dates, who we easily give our time. Have you taken time to look at the standard…

Be like Jesus

You are everlasting, and I will fade away Into the glorious image of my risen Lord and King Faced with my own blemish deeply stained within Turn into Your likeness, my empty life to fill To be like Jesus, this hope possesses me In every thought and deed, this is my aim, my creed To…

The weight of it all

I have been burdened today. Weighed down and so concerned about many things, cycling through the sadness, frustration and unknowns. It got to a point where I needed to press pause on the worrying, and so I began to journal about all of it. With transparency and speed, a list of cares came out of…

In his hands

I shall not fear though darkened clouds may gather round me; The God I serve is one who cares and understands. Although the storms I face would threaten to confound me, Of this I am assured: I’m in his hands. I’m in his hands, I’m in his hands; Whate’er the future holds I’m in his…

Youer than you

You know those freckles, the shape of your nose, the way that one section of hair is wild and free, the snort that comes out every time you laugh? You may find this characteristic annoying but… Why not change the narrative? Take a moment to find something about your quirk that is positive. Stretch yourself…

Make me an instrument

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring love. Where there is offense, let me bring pardon. Where there is discord, let me bring union. Where there is error, let me bring truth. Where there is doubt, let me bring faith. Where there is despair, let me bring…

Season

What season are you in? I am definitely in a season of becoming, and have been for a few years now. It’s been a difficult, exhilarating and profound time – a lot of the time, all at once. Some would use the term metamorphosis for this season of becoming. Metamorphosis: noun, a change of the…

Seen

To see and be seen. That is the truest nature of Love. // Brene Brown

Entwined

Lord, Give us the imagination to dream and catch glimpses of the life you intend for us to live. Show us how our individual lives are entwined with those around us, and help us to live so truly together that we embody your good news in this world. Amen. // Common Prayer

Breeze

As I stand outside my home this morning, I am taking this moment to praise for the FINALLY gorgeous cool fall breeze in Florida! I want to stand here all day; eyes closed, breeze brushing past and the sounds of birds and soft highway white noise a few miles away. I am thankful in this…