Praise

Praise

Praise The expression of approval or admiration for someone or something. Does Jesus have our approval and admiration? This is a great question! If He doesn't then we have to ask ourselves, why? What are we missing?  To be honest, I've really been struggling with praise. As I've been so all over the place physically and [...]

Direction

Direction

Tuesday morning I woke feeling utterly lost. I had no sense of direction. I knew that I needed to make some changes to my blogging schedule (among other things), but for the life of me I couldn't solidify a game plan. We womenkind enjoy poking fun of the menfolk who stubbornly refuse to stop and [...]

Feelings

Feelings

"Feelings, feelings and feelings. Let me try thinking instead." C.S. Lewis/A Grief Observed I really need to read some C.S. Lewis. It's been way too long. I can relate to this habitual thinker and writer. Though I can overthink, I'm not going to let the enemy of my faith cause me to fear processing my [...]

Striving

Striving

I believe that there's a beneficial type of striving and a fruitless brand of striving. When we're striving in our own strength we fight God. We don't have to. He's for us, not against us. Moreover, when we strive for our peace in Him we will find it. (Romans 8:6, John 14:27) I have to [...]

Blessings and Fruit

Blessings and Fruit

My mentor always said that he was a supremely blessed man. This doesn’t mean that he didn't have his heartaches. He had his frustrations, grievances and hardships too. He had it all, but he endured it all with the hope and joy that He found in Jesus. This is one of the things that I [...]

Joy

Joy

Joy is difficult when you wake up melancholy. This is one of the things I struggle with due to having Hashimoto's Disease. It's even worse through the Winter months which means I have to push harder. I can definitely start to resent the "push" if I'm not mindful of my thoughts.  See, that's the thing, [...]

Love and Patience

Love and Patience

Being creative and chipper through the Winter months is going to be more difficult than I realized. Difficult? Yes. Impossible? No. Why am I so determined to keep an even keel? Does anyone else maintain one? Nope. So what's my motivation? I know what it is. It's what it always is: love.  The problem, however, [...]