I think of “rest” when I think of summer. It’s the season of vacations, hammocks, and slowing down. But summer was only like that when I was seven. The lazy hazy days of summer no longer exist unless I intentionally make them days of rest. Life is like that; isn’t it? We have to be intentional… Read More Rest for a Deeper Faith Walk and More Productive Life
Do you find yourself asking that age old question, “Why am I here?”? Don’t tell anyone, but I do too. Sometimes I ask the same question. It’s usually after experiencing disappointment or not enough sleep. 🙂 It may seem like I’ve got it all together, but I’ll let you in on a little secret:… Read More Why am I Here?
Do you know the ache of discouragement? The ache that makes you want to quit, cry, or run away (or all three)? Disappointment can stir it up, or failure, or unanswered prayers. We try, and try again. We love, step out in faith, stay faithful to the task, and the return is empty and… Read More What to Wear When You’re Discouraged
Self-Control When I Have None I’ve always thought it ironic that self-control was the last Fruit of the Spirit. Did Paul write it that way on purpose? In my life, by the time I repeat Galatians 5:22-23 (the Fruit of the Spirit verse), I usually have some self-control. I repeated this verse often as… Read More Steps To Self-Control
I sat around the table with friends sharing our prayer needs. Open, honest, and vulnerable, I told mine. We’re like minded. Women of faith, and kindred spirits who’ve heard the call to write, so it seemed to be a safe place. But it wasn’t. As soon as I let my request out, questions and… Read More When You Want to Push Somebody Down #Gentleness