Encouragement, Enjoying God's Presence, Holy Spirit

From Sandy Shores to City Sidewalks ~ Finding Peace in the Moments

Walking barefoot along the sandy shores of a beautiful ocean is one of my  favorite things in all the world to do.  This year I had an unusual gift of being able to do that for 14 plus days in a row.  Life-giving! Finding heart shaped shells and rocks along the way, talking things out… Continue reading From Sandy Shores to City Sidewalks ~ Finding Peace in the Moments

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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, God's Love, Jesus, Life

Do Not Fear {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge }

I thought having babies was pretty courageous.  Four times I went into surgery for Cesarean deliveries.  I would do it all over again for the lives of our children that were birthed.  No regrets.  Life was birthed. Since our children are all grown up now, I  thought life would settle down a bit.  Turns out,… Continue reading Do Not Fear {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge }

Encouragement, Faith, God's Love, Holy Spirit, Life, Listening to God

Show Me the Receipt!

While in the checkout line at our neighborhood discount store (that's code for "Dollar General"), the man behind me asked  how I was doing.  Working hard at being honest and not giving the sometimes polite-but-not-real -"I'm fine" answer, I said,   "I'm doing 0-kay ...I always need prayer."  Putting my off-brand bleach on the counter,… Continue reading Show Me the Receipt!

Encouragement, Faith

Move

Watching the water move down the creek, my heart is moved to tell you this... The year began with a word -- move -- with thoughts like these coming to mind...Move forward.  Move toward. Move on. Move over. Get moving. Sometime you hear a word and it takes time to understand the full meaning.  The… Continue reading Move

Christmas, Encouragement, Enjoying God's Presence, Faith, Family, Jesus, Listening to God

When You’re Looking for the “Merry” in Merry Christmas

According to Thesaurus.com , "merry" stirs up warm-hot-chocolaty-feelings like  "cheerful, jolly, fun-loving, hilarious" while her bothersome nemesis throws in words like  "depressed, gloomy, sad," and my  personal favorite,  "unfunny". 🙂 While most of the world is shouting "Merry Christmas to all," I often think about  those who are having the not-so-merry-feelings who are hearing a… Continue reading When You’re Looking for the “Merry” in Merry Christmas

Encouragement, Following Jesus, Life Decisions, Listening to God

Taking That First Step

They say the first step is always the hardest but what if that first step looked like that first step of your feet touching the sand as you made your way to the open beach ...the ocean's waves lapping up to greet you.   What if that first step was one of anticipated beauty ...a… Continue reading Taking That First Step