Shine

I sat in the warmth of a summer eve in my friend’s back yard. Enjoying the moment when the sky turns from shades of soft pinks and blues to dark blues and black, I glimpsed a faint light flickering in the distance. A few seconds later, another buzz of light, brighter and more convincing. I…

Consider // Fresh start

Every single day is a fresh start. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,for I have put my trust in you.Show me the way I should go,for to you I entrust my life. // Psalm 143:8 NIV Every day you have the opportunity to wake up and start differently – see things…

All the things

I’m giggling at myself as I do some scriptural research. I read a scripture verse incorrectly, yet I LOVE my accidental misspeak. I was looking at scriptures about victory and found one of the most well-known verses in Romans, No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. // Romans…

The save and the release

I need saving! I need saving… mostly from myself. Do you feel me? Can you relate? In this moment of reflection, I lift up my praise to the One who cares and the One who saves. Praise Jehovah! Praise the God who saves! Blessed be the Lord—day after day he carries us along.He’s our Savior,…

In you alone

“God, of your goodness, give me yourself; for you are sufficient for me. I cannot properly ask anything less, to be worthy of you. If I were to ask less, I should always be in want. In you alone do I have all.” // Julian of Norwich (1342)

Instead, pray

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your…

To be held

There are moments when life feels so heavy and burdensome, and we realize we’ve been trying to carry everything on our own. We do not often notice life’s weight until it’s too much to bear. Then the question comes, “why have I been trying to carry it?” I had a moment like this last evening….

Consider // Recenter

“Recenter my scattered senses upon the Presence of God.” – Lectio 365 When you want to connect with God, do you feel scatter-brained and unfocused? I do all of the time! As I have begun the habit of listening to the Lectio 365 app morning and evening, I am drawn in immediately as they recite…

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…