Gratitude over grumbling…

  “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. Isaiah 55:8 NKJV "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

We're all traveling on this journey, this pilgrim's progression. However, our passports aren't made up of a little book that one can pull out and show at every gate. Instead, I'm speaking about the passport that sits deep within us and is only visible by the Greatest Gatekeeper. We've been to and through places not … Continue reading

A Blossoming Breakthrough

Ever find yourself feeling restless, unsettled, distracted and disturbed? Worried-we fear, doubting- we react. We see pain, we feel sadness, and we want to be angry because anger feels strong! I have spent years letting my pain/hurt turn into anger. As time steals along, bitterness hardens a part of my heart, a part of my … Continue reading A Blossoming Breakthrough

Nothing to say

Ever find yourself speechless? Speechless at the awe and beauty of God's creation. Becoming surprisingly aware of the woman your little girl has become. Or holding your son for the first time, knowing that one day his strong arms might hold you. Those are just a few examples I can think of. But have you … Continue reading Nothing to say

What if…

At some point in our lives we toil with the "what ifs." What if I'd made that move or hadn't? What if I'd stayed at that job or married that person. What if.... You come across old pictures that remind you vividly where you were the moment you decided against the "what if" in your … Continue reading What if…

Blooms in the Desert

See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me.” (Song of songs 2:11-13) The last weekend of the season … Continue reading Blooms in the Desert

Departing from deception

We so often find ourselves in a season of discontentment. We look around at the lives of others and might feel, "why can't my life be something like that?"  We entertain the thought that, "there has to be something more!"  We may look back and think of the things we had planned to achieve by this … Continue reading Departing from deception

Arms in the Air

We're locked in and ready as the cars creak in their route upward. Excitement, Fear, Thrill and Adrenaline are all present. As we crest the first hill we might white-knuckle it and close our eyes or we may throw our arms in the air and let go. Regardless of how we choose to ride, at that … Continue reading Arms in the Air

Good morning, Sunshine?

How are ya? How's it going? This question so often is carelessly repeated throughout the day. We may answer with a quick. I'm good, I'm fine, maybe even peachy. But really, how are you? You may have woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. You may have run out before your … Continue reading Good morning, Sunshine?

Morning Meditations

Sovereign God teach us this morning to meditate on You and Your goodness towards us. Maybe this morning came with devastating news. Maybe today marks an anniversary that brings your heart deep sorrow. Maybe your life seems like a big, big mess and you're overwhelmed and exhausted. I pray at this very moment God bring to … Continue reading Morning Meditations