“Pray for Patience? Are you out of your mind? Everyone knows that patience is the one thing you NEVER pray for willingly”. That is what I thought for most of my life. See, patience can only be developed under trial, and goodness, do those trials ever hurt! Continue reading “Praying for Patience”
I had a hard time posting my last series You Have My Heart, about my journey to absolute surrender. If anyone thought I was normal, they would know the truth after that post, that I was one of THOSE kinds of Christians. The kind that might be just a bit too radical. A bit too “religious”. Continue reading “The Fear of Man”
I still find myself holding back what’s mine, holding tightly. See, I’ve built myself a pretty good world. Nice middle class home, husband, 3 kids, 2 cars, a good job, part of a great church, made up of people whose lives look awfully similar to mine. Continue reading “You Have My Heart – The End, or the Beginning?”
I’ve been walking with the Lord for a long time. I was literally born on the pearl of great price, I didn’t have to go looking for Him, He found me. Continue reading “You Have My Heart III”
So how does one truly become righteous? Not like a self-righteous, Pharisee (I don’t need help with that one!) But truly righteous in the eyes of God? Continue reading “You Have My Heart 2”
I was recently asked to speak on Psalm 45. When I got the email I seriously thought it was a typo, because I could not figure out how on earth one might relate this scripture to their life. I pulled out commentaries, read it in about 5 different versions, and still
I. Just. Could. Not. Relate. Continue reading “You Have My Heart”
I have been watching my 4 year old learn to conquer her fears. It stills this mother’s heart to see her learning to look at her fear, take a step back, and then charge ahead and meet it head on. Continue reading “Do it Afraid!”
If someone at work emails me, I email them back. Even if it is just to say “thanks”, “got it” or “ok”. If someone enters into conversation with me, I normally respond back, as it would be rude not to!
But I am finding that life is just much more peaceful if you learn that sometimes it is okay not to engage. Continue reading “Learning not to engage”
I am very organized and LOVE to be productive. For fun, I read books on increasing productivity. Sick, I know. Relaxing used to always make me feel guilty. But that is a false guilt. There is nothing wrong with taking reasonable amounts of time to relax.
Slowly I am coming to terms with the fact that there will ALWAYS be something I “should” be doing. So if I am going to relax, I have to just decide to relax. Continue reading “Finding Peace – by relaxing?”
“I’m a smart girl! I can figure it out!” My (almost) 4 year old daughter proudly exclaimed over and over, as she ran up and down the sidewalk. We had been out for a stroll, and a parked car blocked our path. “Oh no Mommy, what will we do?” she asked. Continue reading “The Power of Words”