My great confidence

When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High. He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great confidence. // Psalm 91:1-2 TPT

Back to himself

We never saw this coming. Every single one of us is affected. Things could look bleak. Yet… there is good in the unknown. Today we sit in “social distancing” mode, actively waiting to see how the Coronavirus/COVID-19 will spread. Each day it gets worse, yet with practical steps like good hygiene and not gathering in…

While I breath

While I breath, I hope. I cannot imagine going through each day – whether full of joy, wracked with stress or heavy with sorrow – without hope. HOPE // transitive verb1 : to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment 2 : to expect with confidence : TRUST With God, there is always hope. God…

A year

Today is one year since my mom passed. I do not have words of wisdom or personal insights to share this day, but I have found some quotes & scripture that acknowledge feelings I have had over this first year of life without Mom and the loss that most acutely acquaints me with grief. “It’s…

Weary world rejoice

… it is the night of our dear Savior’s birth! Just as Jesus was born into a world of sin and chaos, we are inundated with pain, tragedy and poverty. So often joy is difficult to find. Yet… a thrill of hope is still available to us. We can cling to the truth that Christ…

Happy Christmas!

May His PEACE be yours in the midst of the busyness and difficulties life brings; may HOPE in Christ fill you with purpose; may His LOVE be your motivation and comfort; and may His JOY fill each cell in your body knowing He is working ALL things for your good. Happy Christmas to you and…

What joy // Advent Week 4

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in…

Hope of all hopes

Hope of all hopes, dream of our dreams,     a child is born, sweet-breathed; a son is given to us: a living gift. And even now, with tiny features and dewy hair, He is great.     The power of leadership, and the weight of authority, will rest on His shoulders. His name? His name we’ll know in…

Hope differed

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 NIV Hundreds of years of waiting… of wandering… of separation. In one night, the anticipation is over. Ever so subtly, Jesus is born into a world groaning with longing and deep grief. “Jesus was born because God redeemed…

Hope for breaking hearts

Not my writing, but I had to post because this message is relevant and needed. An adaptation posted by Relevant and beautifully written by Sherri Gragg in Advent: The Story of Christmas. Let the meaningful words sit deeply within you, and change your perspective of the Nativity story. On the morning of December 14th, 2012,…