Forgiveness is not about letting the person who has hurt you off the hook instead it is about God's healing love changing your heart. Through the years of growing up and becoming my own independent self there has been some resistance from family. There have been conversations behind my back about my religious beliefs and even my political views. Often times I have wondered why parents … [Read more...] about Finding Wider Space
Sitting in a room full of people with the same beliefs is supposed to bring you a sense of belonging and acceptance but, the truth is sometimes it leaves you feeling less than and empty. This empty feelings can be overwhelming and all consuming but, if you just dare to press through the pain you can and will find strength and confidence. Playing the game has been my game for years. I have … [Read more...] about Releasing Uncertainty
The waves will continue to crash down on you even if you fight them or try with all your might to stand strong. The more we fight the more tired and worn out we will become. Why fight? Why wrestle? Learning to go with the rhythm of the waves is not an easy task and yet, when you submit to it you can relax and enjoy the ocean's beauty. From my journal today: Am I messing up … [Read more...] about Waves of Grace
Suffering is apart of life. Suffering (noun): the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. Why do we diminish our suffering? Why do we try to okay the suffering we have encountered in our lives? As I have been going through this topic of suffering in this week's Bible study lesson I have realized that we all have pain from the different season of life. And if we do not deal … [Read more...] about Suffer No More
Release. verb: allow or enable to escape from confinement; set free. noun: the action or process of releasing or being released. This year I have released: -My first devotional book. -My expectations on myself, my husband, my son and others. -My dream of having another baby. -My sense of obligation to making certain people happy. -My weight issues. -My addiction. … [Read more...] about One Final Release
It is easier to allow our feelings to dictate our actions than it is to fight for what is right. It is easier to walk away then it is to fight for honor, love and respect. But, the real question is what do you want? What are you willing to do to fight for your family? What are you willing to do to fight for your dreams? What are you willing to do to fight for your health? The … [Read more...] about Pray Harder.