“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…
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,…
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
Beauty in the fog
Beauty can be found in the fog. We simply must seek it out.
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 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.
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….