The Gift that Uncertainty Left Behind
It was uncertainty that taught me how to trust. Like, really trust. Not the kind of trust in God that sounds good in theory but the kind that has no idea what comes next and and is able to be at peace with that. The kind that has finally come to a place where it…
Restoration is Preceded by Brokenness
Remember that promise of mine that I often talked about in my previous posts? Well, it turns out I was wrong about that and while God may still have a promise – or promises – in store for me, that particular thing was never one of them. And when I woke up on September 24th…
Remember the Last Thing
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” -1 Corinthians 15:58
The Blessing of the Holding Pattern
When we find ourselves caught between where we’ve been and where we’re going, we can start to wonder if we should go back where we came from. The door in front of us is taking longer to open than our patience can tolerate and we begin to ask ourselves if we made a mistake –…
Put Some Action on Your Faith
God gave me some instructions the other day that frustrated me. I wanted to cry. I felt like the thing He was asking me to do would set me back in so many ways, including prolonging the time it will take for me to reach a very important personal goal of mine.
You Don’t Have to Understand, You Just Have to Trust
I’ve been drifting in and out of discouragement over the last few days and each day, God has been faithful to send someone to encourage me. This morning, though, I received a text from a friend requesting prayer and it was clear that discouragement had made a stop to her house, too. Thus, I felt…
Excuse me, I think you may have something in your eye
Last week I found myself judging someone for doing something that I later realized I was equally guilty of. I was in deep thought about that individual’s conduct, questioning their character, but as I strolled a little further down that trail of thought, I could see that I had been conducting myself in the same…
Isn’t it About Time You Stopped Resisting the Process?
The last 15 months have been quite a ride as they’ve consisted of a series of situations that have strong-armed me into growth. Forgive me for the Thomas Jefferson quote rip-off but I guess in order to be what you’ve never been, you have to do things you’ve never done.
There are No Freed Hands Where Bound Minds are Present
Our beliefs shape our world. More often than not, our circumstances are brought about as a result of those things that we hold to be true, whether that be in regards to what we accept as truth about ourselves, our abilities, our worth or even the way the world works. Whatever the case may be,…
Has Life Been Testing Your “Yes”?
Four o’clock in the morning. That’s what time I used to get up before the shelter-in-place mandate was set. If I found myself crawling in bed at 10 or 11pm then I’d show myself some grace and “sleep in” until 4:45am. That was pushing it. Nowadays, getting up before 7am is a real struggle. I…