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Professional Over-reactor

Professional Over-reactor by SPIRITGIRL I admit, I might be a professional over-reactor~ Sometimes it is big things but often times it is the little things, that send me into a tizzy. When I over-react, I am responding emotionally, to something that upsets me and perhaps challenges me. It is often in these small mundane moments; with my kids,… Continue reading Professional Over-reactor

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Finding peace in our footprints

Peace- (noun): freedom from disturbance; tranquility. When I see a blanket of fresh white snow...I see peace. The ground is covered, the sounds are hushed and the world feels a little bit softer. Where do you find your peace? Is it in the quiet moments-curled up with a good book, your Sunday morning worship service,… Continue reading Finding peace in our footprints

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Letting go…

What is an expectation? ~ An expectation is a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future. It is also, a belief that someone will or should achieve something. An expectation is also...an assumption of what we believe(or want to believe~for that matter) to be true. Having expectations is a… Continue reading Letting go…

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~The fruits that birth from pruning~

Shedding pounds feels good. When we step on the scale, we proclaim victory as we see that number drop with pounds lost. Carrying excess weight drags us down, it becomes burdensome and it negatively affects our physical and emotional health. Much like our physical health, we improve our emotional health when we shed the negative… Continue reading ~The fruits that birth from pruning~

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A One Man Island…

Do you ever feel like you are on a team made up of ONE.... a one man island of sorts? Floating in the sea, you stand united~ without partners or allies, fighting a one man battle? Sometimes parenting can feel this way. Full of feelings of fear, frustration, exhaustion and bewilderment, you try to make… Continue reading A One Man Island…

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When you have to convince the dog you aren’t the bad guy, you might be the bad guy…

In my life, I have known someone that spends a lot of time convincing others that he is not the "bad guy". He goes out of his way to explian why he is not guilty of, things others have held him responsible for. And recently, I over heard him convincing my dog that he was… Continue reading When you have to convince the dog you aren’t the bad guy, you might be the bad guy…

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Even the popular girl can feel left out

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Recently my pre-teen daughter begged to skip school, on an upcoming field trip day. She is in, what is considered to be-- the "popular clique". And although considered "popular", she is not actually friended by girls outside of this group. You see, In middle school, it is all about your… Continue reading Even the popular girl can feel left out

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Jesus doesn’t waste an ounce of anything…

I have a lot of love to give, I know this about myself. I have a lot of energy to give, I know this about myself. I have a lot of guidance and wisdom to give, I know this about myself. I am a resourceful kind of person, a "do-er" if you will... You see,… Continue reading Jesus doesn’t waste an ounce of anything…

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The power of vulnerability…

There was a time in my life when the world got the best of me. An unhealthy marriage, devastating finances and shame from poorly made decisions...had hardened my heart. A hard heart led to a life without authenticity, as I tried to keep people at a distance and my problems under wraps. When my heart… Continue reading The power of vulnerability…

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Worry…the paralytic agent

A paralytic agent is a medication used to prevent muscle movement and often used during a surgical procedure. For me, worry often works as something similar and never requires me to be in the surgical suite. When I worry, I tend to paralyze myself, preventing more than just muscle movement.. but movement of any kind… Continue reading Worry…the paralytic agent

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When it doesn’t feel like an obligation…

  Do you have a passion, a hobby or a craft that you think about all day and can't wait to "get to it"?   Is your desire for this activity so great that you find yourself distracted in the midst of taking care of life?   Could this be your calling, your purpose or… Continue reading When it doesn’t feel like an obligation…

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Run to the place you feel judged…

I have found, that everything I’ve ever judged, God has brought back full circle, as a blessing in my life. From people to places to things.. In my life, I judged the very church that Saved me. I ridiculed the “rocking band”, mocked the casual atmosphere and vowed to “never go there”. Thank you Jesus… Continue reading Run to the place you feel judged…

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Steeped in Humility-

Like I toddler, I spent 40 years insistent on doing things my way. I rejected the aid of others and believed that asking for help was an indication of weakness and failure. Pride and the need for perfection, got in the way of me and God. So I went it alone… banging my head and… Continue reading Steeped in Humility-

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Examining your heart is like examining your muffin’s ingredient list…

I studied the list of ingredients that would be going into my body, before I ate the muffin. “Do these items improve my health or simply fill my belly”...I wondered. Do you evaluate your food as if each bite has life or death consequences? Do use scrutiny like a fine tool that inspects the quality… Continue reading Examining your heart is like examining your muffin’s ingredient list…

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What if I secretly want to be the center of attention…

Photo by Riccardo Bresciani on Pexels.com I like to think of myself as a writer because I have a passion...a passion to write words and spill my heart. And I also have a fear, a fear that I might secretly want to be the center of attention when in my heart I know, that God… Continue reading What if I secretly want to be the center of attention…