Encouragement, Faith, hope

Life Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Grief and loss can gush like water and run for days, weeks, even years --finding routes into the tiniest cracks and crevices of our innermost being.  Sometimes the seed of suffering and loss gets lodged between a rock and a hard place and forces it to crack open until the cracking and the spilling make you… Continue reading Life Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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Christmas, Encouragement, Faith, Following Jesus

Waiting for the Arrival …

It's December 3rd and the season of waiting has begun. I'm not waiting for Christmas to arrive or Santa in his sleigh with 8 reindeer and a red nose leading the way.  I'm not waiting for presents under the tree ...3 French hens, 2 turtle doves or even a partridge in a pear tree. Truth… Continue reading Waiting for the Arrival …

Encouragement, Faith, Following Jesus, Life Decisions

The Moses Clause ~ When God is Calling You to Step Out on a New Journey of Faith

  New season.  New journey.  New uncertainties. New implies there was an old --or former way of life.  The wind is changing direction and carrying you on a different path ...unknown to you. Familiar is experiencing a reset.  A new starting line is being set in the race God has marked out for you. Moses… Continue reading The Moses Clause ~ When God is Calling You to Step Out on a New Journey of Faith

Encouragement, Faith, Following Jesus, God's Love, Life

Amending the Soil of My Soul

I love gardening.  Planting flowers and watching them grow and bloom into the beautiful creation of God they were meant to display brings joy to my heart.  However, planting flowers and watching them gradually slump as they gasp for air and nutrients, eventually turning brown and brittle-- makes me  sad and frustrated. I've gotten pretty… Continue reading Amending the Soil of My Soul

Encouragement, Faith, Holy Spirit, Life Decisions

In His Hands

There's a story I feel like I need to tell you ... When I was around the age of 15, I had a very personal encounter with Jesus Christ.  Growing up in a family immersed in all things God related, it was no surprise that I knew of the  life-giving truth that Jesus came to… Continue reading In His Hands

Encouragement, Faith

A Rainy, Sunny Day {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

The sky seemed mixed up today.  Rain. Sun. Raining while sunny.  A strange, beautiful, wonderful mix. Life seems like that.  Some days, the weeping rain.  Other days, the joy of sunshine.  And some days, a mix of  the scattered clouds of uncertainties, the raining tears, and the smiles of sunshine after the rain. And the… Continue reading A Rainy, Sunny Day {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

Encouragement, Faith, Following Jesus, Life, Listening to God

Where Do I Start? {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

The conversation from yesterday's post continued today.  A friend and I talked about the injustice we see in our country ...the oppression of the poor ...the political climate ...the documentary, 13th...strong opinions...bitter ranting...lack of diversity in many churches. The issues  are  so widespread and  so overwhelming that inevitably the question has to surface -- "Where do… Continue reading Where Do I Start? {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}