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…

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…

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…

Consider // Loved & known

“To be loved but not known is superficial. To be known and not loved is our great fear,but to be known and loved, that transforms you.” // Tim Keller Think about your life right now. As you reread Tim Keller’s quote, where are you in this scenario? Maybe you haven’t thought about your life in…

A prayer

I pause to be still; to breathe slowly;to re-centre my scattered sensesupon the presence of God. From the Lectio 365 App.

All the way

Hard to admit, but I have not had an easy 2021 thus far. Because the peacekeeper part of me sometimes pushes aside real things that are occurring to help make room for the good and lovely, I have needed to be real with myself. So, during one of my recent quiet times, I wrote a…

Know rest

“Our souls won’t know rest until we rest in the unchanging character of God.” // Anonymous

To see takes time

“A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a flower — the idea of flowers. You put out your hand to touch the flower — lean forward to smell it — maybe touch it with your lips almost without thinking — or give it to someone to please them. Still — in a…

Love is not

“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. To love someone is to accept that person exactly the way he or she is right here and now.” // Mister Rogers