Celebrate the Old You

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17 I sat at my desk looking outside at the snow, just beginning to melt off the railings. The ice that we had not yet shoveled off the steps for [...]

They Don’t Know You; God Does

I woke up distracted this morning.   I make a vow during my time with God to not use my phone, but I found this morning I spent a large amount of time on it. Good things had happened in the last couple days. A new energy was all around. A new “stepping into.” Prayers [...]

In the Meanwhile

The Lord replied, “Look around at the nations;    look and be amazed!For I am doing something in your own day,    something you wouldn’t believe    even if someone told you about it." Habakkuk 1:5, NLT For those of you who have been around a while, you know how much I love post-it notes. They have housed prayers in Bibles. They live [...]

TikTok Truths

 Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.    Tell everyone about the amazing things he does. Psalm 96: 2-3, NLT Last year when I began to embrace the girl God created, the one I knew I always was, but had forgotten for a time, I also began to embrace [...]

Trust in the One

Trust. A loaded word. One word that requires surrender in any kind of relationship. In our personal relationships, and especially in our relationship with God. Trust. Also the number one reason relationships fail, according to Psychology Today. Or lack of trust, actually. I could go into all the reasons this is, but I have an [...]

It’s OK, God Knows

We were on our way to church. I was in the passenger seat. A rarity on this morning since both my husband and I are moving in different directions and towards church at different times on most Sundays. Behind one of those loud cars. A souped-up version of a car of old I once had. [...]

Taming Your Thoughts with Truth

Our thoughts can hold us captive. Especially if we are among those who suffer with anxiety. Even if you don’t, Satan often attacks us by placing negative thoughts in our minds. Thoughts that are far from God’s truth.  What are we to do about them?  Paul gives us instructions in a couple places in Scripture [...]

Not By My Strength, But His

Ever heard of a life verse? It’s a verse from the Bible that speaks to you and usually defines the way in which you walk in your daily life with Christ.  Do you have one? I do. One I even decided to tattoo on my arm as a reminder to live out its truth daily: [...]

Through You They May Know Him

I didn’t know if I could do it. Yet again. Have another conversation with another grieving relative. The fourth in less than two weeks. Countless in the last couple years. The number of people who had lost loved ones due to various reasons over this pandemic is astounding. The number of times I have processed [...]

Just Be Still, Already

We heard it as kids. We likely say it as adults now: “Be still. Sit down and just be still.” An instruction often given from parent to child. One that comes after too much moving and less just being.  You know we are commanded by God to do the same: “Be still?” Yet, even for us, [...]