A prayer

I pause to be still; to breathe slowly;to re-centre my scattered sensesupon the presence of God. From the Lectio 365 App.

Consider // Victory

Do your best, prepare for the worst – then trust God to bring the victory. // Proverbs 21:31 MSG Think about all the time you spend in your life striving, working yourself to the bone, stressing about how the work will get done. It might be time to give yourself a break. Yes, do small…

Forever

Look up to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and its inhabitants will die like gnats. But my salvation will last forever, and my righteousness will never be shattered.‭‭// Isaiah‬ ‭51:6‬ ‭CSB‬‬

Consider // Keep company

“Let everything else come after keeping company with Him.” – Ann Voscamp No matter what commitments, what difficulties, what joys are taking over your days, always take time with God. Not as an afterthought or as a quick fix. Keep company with Him… pray, journal, read scripture, be silent before Him. Consider how you can…

All the way

Hard to admit, but I have not had an easy 2021 thus far. Because the peacekeeper part of me sometimes pushes aside real things that are occurring to help make room for the good and lovely, I have needed to be real with myself. So, during one of my recent quiet times, I wrote a…

Consider // Higher

CONSIDER // verbthink carefully about (something), typically before making a decision; think about and be drawn toward (a course of action); to regard or treat in an attentive or kindly way; to gaze on steadily or reflectively. As we wonder and wrestle with how God allows circumstances into our lives and does not stop bad…

Know rest

“Our souls won’t know rest until we rest in the unchanging character of God.” // Anonymous

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,…

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…

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.