Weary and Waiting for Some Relief?

Weary and Waiting for Some Relief?

I’m tired. I am on a 800 calorie a day diet. Don’t ask. It’s that time of the month. My kids are at each other and I’m already exhausted visualizing myself as their summer referee. Ugh!

How about you?

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My Fight for Freedom

My Fight for Freedom

I have fought this fight before, but this time is different. It’s a new journey. A new day. Because as elementary as it may sound, the Lord has been teaching me to let him lead. Just him.

You see I am a recovering control-freak who has often-forged forward with what I think are God-ideas. But in my own strength. In my own time. In my own way.

Anyone else?

The problem with this particular area is that I have succeeded in the short-term, but over the long haul I had retraced my old steps.

This time I was desperate for change. I knew I couldn’t live like this any longer. My feet hurt. My back ached. And I was oh so tired. I possessed zero energy and motivation to pull up my bootstraps and try on my own.

Desperation was the very place God met me. Continue reading

what does a New Year hold for you?

what does a New Year hold for you?

What does 2015 hold for you?

It holds what is in your hands. It holds what you reach out for. It holds what you take hold of.

It holds what your heart is willing to open itself to. Where your feet are willing to walk. Wherever you sights are willing to be set. What your mind is willing to dream. Whatever your hands are willing to receive.

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I Am Not Alone. We Are Not Alone.

I Am Not Alone. We Are Not Alone.

I am not the only woman struggling in this moment in time, or feeling physically and emotionally worn out. I am not the only one walking through a difficult season that is stretching my faith like a rubber band.

We are not alone.

I am not the only one who is yearning for God to do a miracle of provision or desiring for more of His light in our dark world. I am not the only one trying to put one shaky foot in front of the other as she follows Him.

We are not alone.

I am not the only one feeling I don’t have what it takes but knowing the One who is more than enough or trying to dream God-sized dreams while living in a finite body. I am not the only one trying to step out of the boat, but tempted to stay where it feels comfortable.

We are not alone.

So instead of giving up or giving in. Instead of becoming apathetic or disengaged…Continue reading

A New Year, A New Reality

A New Year, A New Reality

I got scammed. Over the holidays, I knew the deal sounded too good to be true. But I was so hopeful it would be the hidden secret to my victory that I clung to my wishful hope rather than listen to common sense screaming loudly in my soul.

I fell prey to empty hope and washed up promises. I felt so stupid and I couldn’t help feeling a sense of defeat as a New Year was about to dawn.

New Year’s day I sat down to open up the pages of a new Women’s Large Group Study, Gideon by Priscilla Shirer. In the moments that followed, I was re-envisioned for the New Year, refreshed in my spirit, and restored as a Daughter of the King. Continue reading