Peace still to come

Emmanuel God with us You are never alone and always cared for and loved God is for us You have an Advocate, Someone who will go to battle for you bringing peace God is in us You are indwelled with the Holy Spirit, giving strength and counsel for your journey Fear not, oh, Israel for…

Peace // Advent Week 1

It’s Christmas time & I LOVE that I can say that! I love anticipating activities & events, and that is what the Christmas season is all about. As Pope Francis tweeted earlier today, on this first day of Advent, “the word Advent means coming. The Lord is coming. This is the root of our hope:…

Give thanks

Take this day to give thanks for ALL the Lord has done, is doing and will do. For He is good and worthy of all of our gratitude and praise! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Kim Visit https://gracelaced.com/ to see more of the stunning artwork of Ruth Chou Simons

How great

How great is my God, and how I love to sing His praises! Whereas I am often frightened when I think about the future and confused and disturbed by the rapidly changing world around me, my heart is secured and made glad when I remember how God has cared for me  throughout the past…  …

For good

In the marriage of God’s omnipotence and humanity’s free will, life is… messy and mundane, profound and perplexing, gut-wrenching and maddening, delightful and joyful ugly and beautiful. When life gets hard, the tides creep high and all we can do is ask, “why?”, it is hard to believe that good can come from that which…

Pour out

Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you. ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭TPT‬‬ I am a burden carrier. Dear friends of mine are going through some difficult, life changing circumstances right now. As I speak to them and process their difficulties, I have the…

Solitude

When was the last time you checked your standards? We are more apt to do hours of research to choose a quality eating establishment or Airbnb than to set boundaries for those who text us, who take us on dates, who we easily give our time. Have you taken time to look at the standard…

The weight of it all

I have been burdened today. Weighed down and so concerned about many things, cycling through the sadness, frustration and unknowns. It got to a point where I needed to press pause on the worrying, and so I began to journal about all of it. With transparency and speed, a list of cares came out of…

In his hands

I shall not fear though darkened clouds may gather round me; The God I serve is one who cares and understands. Although the storms I face would threaten to confound me, Of this I am assured: I’m in his hands. I’m in his hands, I’m in his hands; Whate’er the future holds I’m in his…

Season

What season are you in? I am definitely in a season of becoming, and have been for a few years now. It’s been a difficult, exhilarating and profound time – a lot of the time, all at once. Some would use the term metamorphosis for this season of becoming. Metamorphosis: noun, a change of the…