Start over

For what it’s worth:It’s never too late or… too early to be whatever you want to be.I hope you make the best of it.And I hope you see things that startle you.I hope you feel things you never felt before.I hope you meet people with a different point of view.I hope you live a life…

Some Levity // Calico

The calico cat sits Outside the sliding glass door Staring expectantly Into the room. His green eyes Cold and alert. Even as the hawk intentionally flies Low to the ground, The calico holds his stance. He waits. For what? He will not tell. I’m not a poet, but I thought I’d start adding some levity…

To the Point // My aim

Thank you Mr. Hemingway! I may not be as eloquent as Hemingway, poetic as Maya Angelou, as spiritually mature as C.S. Lewis, yet I write. I write from an outpouring of God’s teaching and from a place of humility that He would even consider me. I hope this little blog is an encouragement to you…

Peace is courageous

“I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!”// John 14:27 TPT Chaos is rampant. Division is the norm. Cruelty is praised. Do these statements make you uncomfortable and…

Public Service Announcement

This is going to be a hell of a week. Take care of yourself. Whatever you need to do to help alleviate stress, do it in spades! Exercise; talk with people who make you laugh; wear comfy clothes when you can; sleep well & eat well… & maybe some comfort food on Tuesday; and, most…

Stand in awe

You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds,    O God our savior.You are the hope of everyone on earth,    even those who sail on distant seas.You formed the mountains by your power    and armed yourself with mighty strength.You quieted the raging oceans    with their pounding waves    and silenced the shouting of the nations.Those who live at the ends of the…

Wonder over worry

Let us use our brain power to wonder about God rather than worry about the details of our lives. Here is the bottom line: do not worry about your life. Don’t worry about what you will eat or what you will drink. Don’t worry about how you clothe your body. Living is about more than…

Coming home

Coming Home // Photograph by Kim Touchton It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same. Feels the same. Even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you. F. Scott Fitzgerald * Photograph taken as I flew into Tampa after my life-changing trip to Italy and England three years ago today.

To the point // Truth or lies

Do you believe your thoughts? Are you lying to yourself? Sometimes it can be difficult to discover the truth in your own thoughts. “You are your own worst enemy” can be quite accurate when often our thoughts are driven by emotion and our perspective, rather than truth found through education and God’s Word. “Those who…

Uncontainable joy

Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!// Romans 13:15 TPT

More silence

“Let’s weave more silence into the rhythm of our lives so we can whisper, ‘God, what might You want to say to me right now? I’m listening.’” – Lysa TerKeurst