Make Room

“I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.”// John 15:9 NLT When you boil down what God’s Word asks from us, it’s this. Simply this… Remain in His love. Once you pause, refocus, and plant yourself in Him, your life will change. “You can come as you areBut…

Emmanuel, God With Us

Uncertainty is reality in this life. This year has proven we never truly know what’s coming. In some instances, anticipation of the unknown is exhilarating. Other times, fear invades and clouds our ability to accept what may come. One of the integral aspects of celebrating Christmas is that it brings Christ to the forefront. It…

Start over

For what it’s worth:It’s never too late or… too early to be whatever you want to be.I hope you make the best of it.And I hope you see things that startle you.I hope you feel things you never felt before.I hope you meet people with a different point of view.I hope you live a life…

Never too late

“For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to bewhoever you want to be. I hope you live a lifeyou’re proud of,and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

A million little choices

“I am starting to see that my days are made up of a million little choices,choices to grasp what really matters or let them slip through my busy, little fingers.” – Rachel Macy Stafford

How are you

How are you today? Take a 5-minute break to check in with your well-being. First, say these four lines out loud. Slowly breathe in and out between each line. Repeat until you feel calm and focused. “May I be happy. May I be well. May I be safe. May I be at peace.”1 After a…

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…

Breath

For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.– Job 33:4 NLT The breath of the Almighty is in you. What are you going to do about it?

Life of contradictions

“At one point in my life I thought God used me because I was good – I now know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He uses me because He is good!” – Perry Noble I’m starting to understand that maturity in the faith starts to form when you realize God is using you…

Anchor

“Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.” ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you….

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…

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!