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-
Tomorrow begins the Lenten period. When I think of Lent, I think of an awaiting, a period of preparation and a time to position my heart for the big event. Lent gives us 40 days to reflect in awe, on the amazing miracle that was performed to give us salvation and forgiveness. Lent is a… Continue reading Anticipation…
Like a shepherd that leads his flock, God goes before us, beckoning and calling us. This Shepard wants nothing more than to protect and care for his sheep. It is my human tendency to go astray and wonder off. When I wonder, I set myself up to be influenced and lead by other "false shepherds".… Continue reading Shepherd..
The Holy Spirit is my anchor, my deliverer and my protector. During a difficult period in my life, I felt the permeable presence of the Spirit. I felt carried through that time by a strength unfamiliar to me. I was lifted out of the crevices and and the Spirit walked alongside me. I feel the… Continue reading Lead Me…
Am I aware of the gifts God has blessed me with? Do I see the talents that the Lord has bestowed on me and use them daily to bless others? Am I allowing God to refine me into his image and for his purposes? Do I live this out daily or only when it comes… Continue reading Gifts-
It takes daily prayer and continuous study of God's word, to have a heart that prays for; and forgives-our enemies. I have lived this and have experienced God breaking my heart, for what breaks HIS. I allowed Jesus to fill my heart with empathy and compassion for my enemy and in time... forgiveness flooded in.… Continue reading Soft..
Being tempted by our own flesh is part of being human. It is only through the power of God that we overcome and work through our fleshy desires. When we are tempted, it is a tactic by the enemy to woo and lead us into the lions den. As believers, we have the power of… Continue reading Spiritual Discipline
As the eyes of my heart have opened, the love of God has flooded in. The wisdom and clarity of the Holy Spirit has corrected my foggy lenses. I am astounded as the Word of God has come alive in my life. Gods word is our living water, it restores, redeems and renews us. Although… Continue reading The Good News-
Prayer-the intentional and willful act of pouring our hearts out to God. Prayer-our lifeline to the vein of our Heavenly Father. Prayer-a time to repent, remove and rectify our sin with God. Prayer-a time to renew, refresh and restore ourselves. Prayer-a conversation, a song in our heart, a plea, a word of thanks, a renewal… Continue reading Prayer
Is prayer my first response in all circumstances? When situations arise do I send a text, make a phone call, or complain to my spouse or friend, or do I call on Jesus, the bearer of all burdens and the author of our lives? Do I allow God to infuse me with his peace when… Continue reading Prayerful