You ever feel unsettled in your mind? Like, you have a lot going through it, and you’re not sure where to put your focus, and you’re waiting to see where God takes you. Not that you’re unsure in your faith, just in what path He’s taking you down. You’re at a fork in the road… Continue reading Forks and Tethers
Take a Hike
My family loves to go on hikes. We are blessed to live a hop, skip, and a jump from the state park and like to hit the trails there when the weather is nice and we have the time. Our friend/youth minister, Daniel, loves it even more than we do, and goes every chance he… Continue reading Take a Hike
You Ever Feel Like You’re Drowning?
I had a good friend make a good-natured jab at me this morning, and I thought, you know what, that hurt my feelings a little. But at the same time, it was just another drop of water over my already covered head. And I know this person absolutely didn’t mean anything by it, and would… Continue reading You Ever Feel Like You’re Drowning?
A Word Against Quarreling and Division
My heart is heavy. It pains me to see arguing and division in the church. Paul, in 1 Corinthians 11:17-19, said, “But in the following instructions, I cannot praise you, For it sounds as if more harm than good is done when you meet together. First, I hear that there are divisions among you when… Continue reading A Word Against Quarreling and Division
A New Life Has Begun!
We rang in the new year with a question about new life. January 1st’s communion thought question was “In light of the New Year, how has God made us new?” with a scripture reference of 2 Corinthians 5:17. Going back up to verse 14, it says Christs’s love controls us. Because He loves us, He… Continue reading A New Life Has Begun!
Peace on Earth
We hear a lot this time of year about “peace on earth”. What does that mean? What is peace? How and where do we find it? First of all, what is peace? Merriam-Webster offers several definitions, including: a state of tranquility or quiet; freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions; harmony in personal relations.… Continue reading Peace on Earth
Joy and Peace
Do you ever forget where joy and peace come from? I do. I try every day to do something to bring joy and peace to those around me. I want to be an encourager and a cup-filler. I want to help make things easier for those around me, share their burdens. Sometimes I have to… Continue reading Joy and Peace
Light from the Lord
One of the books I read a few years back addressed blessing God, and traditional Jewish prayers of blessing. The purpose of the blessing is to put God at the center of your prayers. The end of the chapter suggested writing your own prayer of blessing, called a berakhah, beginning with, “Blessed are you, O… Continue reading Light from the Lord
Around this time last year, our family took a trip to the beach. We had a really fun and relaxing trip with some friends. Our last morning there, I took a walk to the shore by myself to enjoy the sunrise and take some pictures. As I was walking back to the beach house, I… Continue reading Perfect?
You’re Not Failing
This is an old post from my personal Facebook page from a couple of years ago. But I needed reminding of it, and thought maybe you did, too. This may be one of my new favorite quotes. I was scrolling through Facebook stories this morning, and Kristina Kuzmic got my attention. I feel like I… Continue reading You’re Not Failing