Can I please get some peace?! Peace of mind, peace in spirit, peace in my job, marriage, schedule, peace and quiet... I've been on a hunt for peace and have discovered its secret, and no it's not a lobotomy- even though I thought that was my only option for a while!
Oak trees are pretty common around me. Everywhere I look I can spot about 30 of them, many line our 80-acre farm. But, there is one oak tree that has stood out in my mind and I can not find another like it. In the early days of my Breaking Fee bible study journey, my … Continue reading Is Your Beauty Hidden by What Holds You Down?
"Putting yourself down is a twisted form of pride" These words stick with me as I close out my bible study this morning. I am doing a study of Breaking Free by Beth Moore and day one hits me square between the eyes with these powerful, call-me-out, change-my-thinking, words. I love to learn and grow. … Continue reading Twisted Pride
Not all growth feels good. Sometimes growth can come in something that resembles and feels much like depression. Hey all, I'm in a season of feeling very unsettled. My inner world is filled with a million lies that are far from anchored in truth "you're always going to be less than." You're never going to … Continue reading Unsettled
If you've read my other blogs or read my bio, you know I'm a self- proclaimed type-A control freak. I've been this way my whole life but only really come to realize it's impact on my health, the burden it puts on me, and how much I don't use my gifts to serve but to hold on tight … Continue reading Control Freak Christian?!?
We've been talking about spiritual gifts at church for the past few weeks and I've been so curious about what mine are. Especially since I feel like I'm in a season of grey. I don't know which direction I should go or what God would like me to do to help advance his Kingdom. All … Continue reading Spiritual Gifts Quiz
Go ahead, make all the plans you want, but it's the Lord who will ultimately direct your steps - Proverbs 16:1 (TPT) I love to make plans and execute them. I also like to make plans and hold on to them so tight that I'm annoyed and frustrated if things don't go according to those plans. … Continue reading Go Ahead, Make Plans…
Pruning is to cut away or remove unnecessary parts; to remove dead or living parts form a plant to increase fruit or flower production or to improve form. Abide ~ Remain ~ LOVE As Easter weekend leaves us, my heart is consumed by the words abide, remain and love. Certain moments or even full seasons … Continue reading The Joyful Pain of Pruning
Pray continually, pray when you need something like wisdom or transformation, pray with thanksgiving and repentance... I've always known this. Too often though, my prayers would start as I lay in bed, and before saying "Amen" I'm fast asleep. Or while driving, cooking dinner.... and my mind would be on to the next thing before … Continue reading Prayer Needs More Teamwork
Personally, I am good at time management and organized tasks, but lately, it doesn't seem to be working. With too many competing 'top' priorities, constant roadblocks, and limited time, I feel like I'm not even close to keeping my head above water, I'm full out drowning. Running is always my rest... Isn't it funny how … Continue reading This Season of Chaos… Is My Perfect Soil