You are, I am

You are moving You are removing I am still I am waiting You are teaching You are stretching I am learning I am leaning in You are admonishing You are correcting I am convicted I am calibrating You are tender You are Emmanuel I am malleable I am seeking You are Love You are Almighty…

Haven’t seen it yet

Isn’t it amazing when a song preaches at just the right moment? Just this morning, I was having an “I can’t even” moment as I was getting ready to leave for work, frustrated with “what if” questions swirling in my head and fatigue. Yet, I still got myself together and headed off to work. As…

Connection

We all need friendship and connection. For many, it is not easy to make new friends later in life (like… past middle school!), but friendship is vital and life-giving, and it is SO worth the risk of putting ourselves out there. Enjoy this excerpt from a great book entitled Craving Connection. Maybe you need this…

Outlook affects outcome

Read: Philippians 4:1-8. (Version: I have used TPT and reference NIV) It is often heard, “Think before you speak.” Very sage advice, but what if your thoughts are riddled with negativity, insecurity and doubt? It’s tough to see the joy in life, let alone speak with joy, if your outlook is clouded and dark. At…

To be disturbed

“We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.” – John Stott I am convicted lately and want to be restored. I must admit I have not been as dedicated to reading the Word as of late…

A gentleman

“Jesus is not going to make you or push you to follow Him. He is a gentleman! He will gently guide you with the Spirit.” – Pastor Matthew Hartsfield I don’t think we realize how much we are pushed into, coerced, manipulated and even threatened into decisions and hearing others’ viewpoints these days. With social…

Take a look

Have you ever really looked at yourself? In the 2005 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, the best scene of the entire film, beautifully acted by Matthew Macfadyen & Keira Knightley, is the one where Mr. Darcy reluctantly exclaims his love for Miss Elizabeth Bennet. Here are the words he uses… Mr. Darcy: Miss Elizabeth….

Simple truth

We need to be interrupted. Often, God is in interruptions, prompting us to pay attention and telling us maybe we need to think outside of our plans and our routines. Maybe you don’t believe that there’s more to life, or that you could ever understand where He is leading you. The amazing thing about God…

Not alone

Tomorrow will be a day I don’t know what to do with. A part of me wants to completely ignore the significance of the day. Another part of me wants others to know they are not alone in finding Mother’s Day difficult. Another part of me knows I need to check in with my own…

You are known

You are worthy. You are enough. God knows every bit of you… The deeply hidden, The sleeve-worn. The unrefined, The mature. The quirks, The common. The ugly, The beautiful. The pain, The joy. The unlovable, The lovely. The awkward girl on the sideline, The lady boss. And with all of that knowledge and understanding, God…