Instead

Instead of allowing fear to reign over my circumstances, I am trusting God to resolve my fears. – First 5 app We allow fear to reign and settle over our circumstances, glued to the ground we stand on and wonder why we cannot move. What is keeping us in this fear, even when we fully understand…

Slay

“Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!” “Don’t be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “There’s no way you can fight this Philistine and possibly win! You’re only a boy, and he’s been a man of war since his youth.” But David persisted. “I have been taking care of my father’s sheep and…

Bear Witness

In regard to my earlier post about this Shall We Dance movie quote… “We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things,…

Considering

If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? Matthew 6:30 God considers you, considers us, above all else. Consider Verb. To think carefully about (something), typically before making a decision; To think…

Who You Say I Am

I have been binge listening – is that a thing? – “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong United for two weeks now. It is an anthem, a cry to my heart when I need a reminder that nothing in this world rules who I am. Who am I that the highest King Would welcome…

Don’t let the moment pass

Everyone is dealing with something. Don’t let them deal with it alone. I do not have much more to add to that statement other than I know it’s not often that easy or simple. I know it’s not easy to open yourself up to someone else’s pain and struggles. It’s particularly hard when the struggle…

The way out

As we give focus to World Mental Health Day (October 10), we are reminded that we have the opportunity to come alongside those who are going through a season of distress, of unknown upheaval and of needing to acknowledge the struggle to journey through it. Our journey to health can bring light to others in…

Small Things Well

Small things well. Doing things well means you are striving to do more than just the task at hand or to just “get the job done”. You choose to care about the why and the outcome, as well as the level of effort put forth in the busyness of the task. Always care about the…

Peace

We are not called to be peace keepers. We are called to be peace makers. What is the difference? One turns from or ends up ignoring conflict thinking, if we do not engage it, it will eventually go away. The other acknowledges conflict, takes it on in a healthy manner to diffuse so all parties…

Not by sight

・・・ Even though these are not my own words, I had to share because I find them so impactful and profound. I hope you do too. // May you begin to live more by faith than you do by sight. May you trust-with your whole heart-that God has already gone ahead of you, cleared the…