Do you feel as if your morale is losing hope? Has the year 2020 sucked your spirit dry and hardened your soul? If so, I encourage each of us to not lose hope. For just as my hope was rediscovered through the reflection upon the rebirth of plants and trees in the spring, we can experience a deeper reclaiming of hope when we discipline ourselves to a perspective shift of fixing our eyes on Jesus . Through Him, our souls will be deeply satisfied through a regaining of hope and quenching of spirit.
Upon awakening, I stumbled into the kitchen to brew a strong cup of hot coffee. As I did so, my bleary eyes landed on a most glorious sight. In spite of being within the deep throes of autumn, a beautiful red hibiscus bud had bloomed overnight. I instantly gave thanks, seeing this beautiful bloom asContinue reading “Keep Blooming”
Where is the silver lining within the reality of brokenness? When brokenness arrives in the form of abandonment, rejection; where is the hope? In a world currently experiencing the gravity of hurt and pain from retaliation, protests, anger, and racism, it begs asking: Where is the silver lining?
The shrill sound of an alarm, unique to a county alert or, in this case, a public health announcement, rang across the room as dawn broke. It’s honestly not how I wished to be awakened on this morning. As recognition of the sound fell into place in my mind, I could not help but feelContinue reading “Peace, Not Fear”
It was March of 2016 and big, fat, wet snowflakes fell from the sky in a steady cadence. I stared out the window and wondered how the weather would affect our flights to Africa the next day. Knowing full well how the airport was accustomed to handling winter mixes, I still managed to continue internallyContinue reading “His Presence Made Known”
As I listened to a friend share about living out her faith in the hardship and challenges of life, I quickly realized how she was unaware how God was using her words as affirmation within my own heart and soul. God was inviting me to take a moment and behold this moment. He was encouragingContinue reading “Abba Father, Parent Me”
Learning to live with the stress disorder of adrenal fatigue and it’s chronic nature has had its fair share of challenges.
Be forewarned: I am a recovering pastor’s wife. My family and I have suffered through what I will forever consider as the great divorce. No, not a marital divorce, but a divorce of a church from its pastor. Their pastor, who is my beloved husband. Life isn’t always filled with happiness, laughter, or sweet memories.Continue reading “The Great Divorce”
Born out of seasons of personal challenge, brokenness, loneliness, difficulty, pain, and a desire for transformation, I am experiencing an awakening. I am a writer. I was created for a time such as the here and now. As this journey of life unfolds, I am rediscovering myself. I am chipping away at lies I haveContinue reading “Sustaining Joy”