Grief and happiness

For those who live with loss in their lives, grief and happiness often live together as two sides of one coin. Amidst the “best day ever”, the ping of sadness introduces itself in the most inopportune moments, stinging joy with depths of grief. “I think we just learn to live with the sadness that will…

Musically Christmas // Joy to the World

Song lyrics to focus our hearts on Christmas this Christmas week. “Joy to the World; the Lord is come!Let earth receive her King!Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room,And Heaven and nature sing.” – Joy to the World by Isaac Watts

Stand in awe

You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds,    O God our savior.You are the hope of everyone on earth,    even those who sail on distant seas.You formed the mountains by your power    and armed yourself with mighty strength.You quieted the raging oceans    with their pounding waves    and silenced the shouting of the nations.Those who live at the ends of the…

Uncontainable joy

Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!// Romans 13:15 TPT


“He is worthy of the first, worthy of the last, and worthy of every moment in between. Instead of giving Him the leftovers this week, give Him the best moments of each day and watch Him fill the rest with unending joy and grace upon grace.” – Gretchen Saffles

Sorrow into joy

Truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice. You will become sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy. John 16:20 CSB

Happy 2020

Happy New Year, friends. Here’s to following God closer, to stepping out in faith more often & finding the joy in the journey! Let’s do this year!

True at the same time

Words that hit close to my heart from Sarah Bessey – “This has been a very hard year. I will tell the truth about that. I will also tell the truth that we made it. We survived. We held on to each other and kept going. This was the year I learned all over…

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…

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:…