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, God's Love, Prayer

Stomping it out with Jesus

At first I was burdened--heavy hearted-- but after several blows, I was rippin' mad.  Mama bear mad.  The devil had dished out his fury and this mama went stompin' it out with Jesus in the garden and in the name of Jesus declaring, "Enough!   Get your filthy hands off my boy!  He belongs to Jesus!"  … Continue reading Stomping it out with Jesus

Encouragement, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Listening to God

Led Into the Wilderness…

"Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. 2 For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry." (from Matthew 4 NLT) "Led by the Spirit into the wilderness..."  Why on earth would the Holy Spirit lead Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted by… Continue reading Led Into the Wilderness…

Encouragement, Following Jesus

Walking with Grit

I'm walking a new path this week  while on vacation with our little family in New England...finding my way down a dirt road ...the grit of fine gravel kicking up into my shoes with every step. It's beautiful here.  Quiet.  Peaceful.  Slow-paced and relaxing. Breathing in fresh air. Conversations with those I love. Knowing and… Continue reading Walking with Grit

Encouragement, Life

A Day in the Neighborhood {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

This morning I decided to weave my way through our neighborhood for my 3 mile walk.  Walking through our neighborhood is never just a walk.  It's conversations on  yards and front porches.  It's waves and hello's down each street along the way.  It's catching up with neighbors and sharing our stories. Grandma Carrie always told… Continue reading A Day in the Neighborhood {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

Encouragement, Enjoying God's Presence

Mystery {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

I'm learning to be more intentional about looking at my surroundings.  What do I see?  What do I hear? Where is God in any of this? What is my response to all I see and hear?   Who are the people in the story today?  What am I supposed to learn?   What am I… Continue reading Mystery {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

Encouragement, Enjoying God's Presence, Following Jesus

The Path of Life {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

During my college days, my sister encouraged me to find a life's verse in God's word...a verse to hold on to that would be an anchor for the days ahead.  Psalm 16:11 became the frame in which the situations of life could be captured and viewed. #WalkingitoutwithJesus has taken me down many paths in the last… Continue reading The Path of Life {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}