It is strangely surreal to sit here and allow the emotions to pass through my thoughts, and to run the gamut of them without shame. I have spent most of my life running from my emotions and denying the pain that lingers, ready to surface with the slightest provocation. You know the emotions, the ones… Continue reading Emotions and Personal Growth
Here we go! We are beginning a brand-new year and have just said goodbye to the old one. The end of the year was a little different for me. Have you ever felt like you were in a fog for a span of time? The last couple of weeks, through Christmas and into the end… Continue reading Here We Go 2020!
There are times in my walk with God where I feel a tugging in a certain direction, that slight tug asks me to look deeper than to skim the surface. Since the end of October, I have had that tug to look at TRUST. As I began to write this morning the following came to… Continue reading Trust
Have you ever seen runners as they line up at the starting point of a race? The image of those runners filled my thoughts this week: the look of determination and concentration on their faces, and the outline of the shapes and sizes of their bodies as they prepare for their turn to run. One… Continue reading The Race
Life is a puzzle. The pieces (tools) we discover along the way are tools to help us navigate the process of living life. Have you ever spoken a word and inside of yourself had an unexpected and anxious emotional reaction? I have that reaction to the word “process.” One definition of process is “a series… Continue reading Life is a Puzzle, Tools to Navigate Life – Reframe
Over the past month, maybe even two months, I’ve felt like I was cleaning house and removing the clutter; spiritually, emotionally and physically. This experience was completely different than an experience I had many years ago when I was not yet following Christ. Back then, the baggage I carried internally overflowed into every area of… Continue reading Removing the Clutter
Communion is described as “the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level.” As I meditated on the idea of communion, and what it means, I recognized a deeper place in our relationship with God. When we take communion, it is more than thanksgiving,… Continue reading Communion With God
This week’s blog will start with a question. The question is, “Are you living your life in abundance or out of a deficit? I’m presenting the question to you the same way I heard it in my prayer time one morning. I’ve pondered the above question for a while now. Those of you who have… Continue reading Deficit Versus Abundance
I’ve been thinking a lot about the word cultivate over the last couple of weeks. One definition of the word is ‘to nurture and help grow.’ I like that definition because it speaks to me of building up, not tearing down. When I was a new believer in Christ, I saw that the Word of… Continue reading Who is Cultivating Your Life?
In the last couple of blog posts, I have discussed what happens when we put off the old man and recognize our foundation in Christ. Here are key thoughts from those two blog posts and then we can move forward. When we are born, we are born into a life that is influenced by the… Continue reading When the Old Becomes New