To the point // Distance yourself

“Growing closer to God requires distancing ourselves from whatever distracts us. We must lay aside whatever we delight in more than Him.” – Lysa Terkeurst This is the best kind of distancing in the midst of a time when we are craving connection. Heed these words, investigate your heart and mind for distractions keeping you…

I need you

“I need you.” Have you ever prayed this simple, honest, vulnerable prayer? Just as in your relationships with family and friends, speaking your need out loud can help others know how you are truly doing, know when to reach out, and will break down the wall so many of us construct to maintain independence and…

Fresh strength

God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk…

True help

“I look up to the mountains and hills, longing for God’s help. But then I realize that our true help and protection come only from the Lord, our Creator who made the heavens and the earth. He will guard and guide me, never letting me stumble or fall. God is my keeper; he will never…

Express

If your heart is broken, you’ll find GOD right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath. // Psalm 34:18 MSG I just participated in a Zoom meditation art class hosted by the National Cathedral entitled “Creating a Contemporary Illuminated Manuscript”. “An Illuminated Manuscript is a hand written document in…

Love yourself

Today is International Self Care Day. Do you find it hard to time time for self care? Is it because you simply cannot find time in the day with “all the things” of life piling up? Maybe you find it a bit selfish? Or is it a deeper issue of self love? Then one of…

Reflect

May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears. // Nelson Mandela

The lens of hope

… we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been…

He is for you

I sit listening to “The Blessing” by Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Elevation Worship and am compelled to pause and write this to you. Whoever may need to see this right now… The Lord bless you And keep you Make His face shine upon you And be gracious to you The Lord turn His Face…

Hope that holds me

When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High. He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great confidence. Psalm 91:1-2 TPT Psalm 91, the Psalm often used as a prayer of protection, brings…