Hope with God

“Whenever God is involved, there is always more in store.” // Pastor Matthew Hartsfield

To the point // Ash Wednesday

On this day set aside for confession and repentance, let us cry out to God… Have mercy on me, O God,according to your unfailing love;according to your great compassionblot out my transgressions.Wash away all my iniquityand cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions,and my sin is always before me.Against you, you only,…

Light shines on

Though surrounded by darkness, we have hope. Hope that darkness does not overpower Light. The Light shines on. Meditate on this reality: Darkness has not, cannot, and will never… Extinguish (NLT) Comprehend (KJV) Diminish (TPT) Understand (NLT) Absorb (AMP) Grasp (NASB) Put out (MSG) Perceive (YLT) Overcome (HCSB) Appropriate (AMPC) Master (NET) Apprehend (JUB) Suppress…

When we don’t know

We are living in a time when we often don’t know what to do or what we need. I just watched the video of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. speak to the House about the trauma she, her team, and we collectively have dealt with in recent months. As she broke down in tears, I felt…

Look

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.‭‭Psalms‬ ‭105:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Capturing my thoughts

He is my strength and my shield. He is my strength and my shield. He is my strength and my shield. I often find it difficult to keep my thoughts and my attention stayed on the Lord. I was discussing with a friend practical ways to counter worry, negative thoughts, and ruminating on that which…

To the Point // Release

Take this moment to pray for God to give you the courage to release that which you cannot change.

His peace

Now may the Lord of peace Himself grant you His peace at all times and in every way [that peace and spiritual well-being that comes to those who walk with Him, regardless of life’s circumstances]. The Lord be with you all.‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Slap in the face

Yesterday was an in-my-head kind of day. I spun the most outlandish stories from things that I was concerned about because I had no answers or resolution. It was exhausting… And frustrating because there was absolutely NO REASON for me to do so. I trapped myself in a web of insecurities, exaggerations, and baseless claims….

A little yes

“It’s brave to be intentional to make small, healthy decisions because it goes against our human nature to put effort into the things that are seemingly insignificant… a little yes can be a step in the right direction, even if it isn’t a leap.” – Annie F. Downs, 100 Days to Brave

Approach God

If anything, the events of this past week (on top of 2020) should have us clinging to God. For me personally, the week has included the infiltration of COVID-19 into my family. I have been quarantined and received a negative test result, yet I’m not sure how accurate it was with almost everyone being positive….

God knew what he was doing

God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives…