Authenticity

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.” 1 John 4:18 NASB “To love at all is to be vulnerable, love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sureContinue reading “Authenticity”

Damaged

Damaged “Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good.” Romans 12:21 HCSB “He who works with his hands is a laborer.He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”― Saint Francis of Assisi Other BibleContinue reading “Damaged”

Ordinary…

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 “Do not ask your childrento strive for extraordinary lives.Such striving may seemContinue reading “Ordinary…”

Ready or Not!

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, alwaysContinue reading “Ready or Not!”

Is God to Blame?

God Gets the Blame “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 NIV “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyoneContinue reading “Is God to Blame?”

Growth!

“So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.” 1 Corinthians 3:7 NAS “God comes to us disguised as our life.” Paula D’Arcy The above quotes are such a relief! I am responsible to show up, learn, practice, study and rest in God’s love.Continue reading “Growth!”

Beginners

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9 NLT “Change is hard at the beginning, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.” — Robin Sharma Why, oh why do we feel shame ifContinue reading “Beginners”

Slip Slidin’ Away

Photo taken by my late husband when we were on a Snake River Dinner Cruise. “Jesus answered, ‘If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me’.” John 21:22 NIV “Progress not perfection.” Many of us have slipped during our Christian journey. Peter did too. We’reContinue reading “Slip Slidin’ Away”

Abandonment

“Although my father and my mother have abandoned me, Yet the Lord will take me up [adopt me as His child].” Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close.” Psalm 27:10 NLT “For my father and my mother have forsaken me, But the Lord will take me up.” PsalmContinue reading “Abandonment”

Honor Your Story

My husband and me on our wedding day. “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.”Continue reading “Honor Your Story”