I wrote this poem a while back when I was thinking about human body parts and how we use them. I saw how we can love with our bodies and how we can also hate with our bodies. I’ve experienced a little bit of both and witnessed a lot of both. I melt at … More What are hands for?
Forgiveness is the most difficult gift to give someone who you feel has wronged you. Forgiveness is a precious gift, why would you want to give it to someone who has hurt you? I’ve had times when I struggled to forgive someone who hurt me. I would have a long debate with myself, my heart … More Effectively forgive others
Last month I wanted to find some words of encouragement for the month of August and live by those words. I wanted to see if it would make a difference in my life and what would that difference be. I thought about it for a day and the word REJOICE kept echoing in my mind, … More Successfully rejoice in God: 5 easy steps
I am searching for God. When I was younger, about 10 years ago, I was really into knowing God and I thought I knew Him. But then what? I continued to live the way the Bible laid out. I don’t think I questioned my life, my walk. I just followed. Looking back on my younger … More Get excited to know God more
What does it mean to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, [and] faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12 NIV)? I didn’t know what the verse meant when I read it. I thought it was beautiful and something to keep in mind. Like words of encouragements we frame in our house hoping they’ll be a reminder … More What does it mean to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, [and] faithful in prayer?”
This one verse spoken by Stephen is LOADED. He spoke these words when he was brought before the Sanhedrin and falsely accused of speaking blasphemy (ACTS 6:11-15). It spoke to me because I have been “stiff-necked”. When I have a stiff neck, I find it difficult to turn to the left or to … More Why you should relax your neck, uncover your ears, and open your heart
I always knew I had a fear, well, many fears actually. I don’t think much about my fears. I mean, it’s normal to have fears, right? And some of those fears aren’t even that big. At least, that’s what I thought until I read Jen Avellaneda‘s post “Are You Masking Fear? How to Get Free!” … More Identifying fear and getting free
I was thinking about words of encouragement for the month of August. What do I need to focus on in August? Something that will change my life for the better and something that I really want to do. The normal question “what are you grateful for” entered my thoughts. Yes, that’s something I want to … More Rejoice!
Mustard seed I be, underneath this cold ground, I just want to be found. Where is the light? To see it, I fight. Yesterday: hard, hard ground. I pushed up. Today: moisture above my head. I lift up. Almost to the top. I can feel the warmth. The pulling heat calling me forth. Out … More Here I grow
Are you struggling with sinful thoughts? The temptation to do something you shouldn’t do? You’re not alone. I am rich in sin. It’s something I am not proud of but the victory of overcoming it is glorious, but it is mentally and physically difficult. Draining. Sin comes in a soft whisper, a caressing light breeze … More Shutting the Door on Sin