Time escaped me this week and I’m writing this post last minute, so please forgive me if it’s not as long as normal. 🙂
Recently I had been having a series of dreams about something that I sensed God was trying to tell me was going to happen. I saw an opportunity later that week for what I had seen in my dreams to happen, and I got excited about it. As I waited to see if it would pan out, I began to doubt that God had spoken that to me. Continue reading “It Will Happen”
For the past several years, I’ve been subconsciously taught and believing that when God tells you (me, whoever) to do something, He provides the ability and materials to do it. The part where I got confused was I thought I had to Continue reading “When God Says “Go””
People often ask me what my “favorite” Bible verse is, or what is my “life verse”. I always have trouble answering that because I have a different verse for different seasons of my life. Verses will worm their way into my life and pop up at every occasion. I’ll start seeing the same verse be in multiple devotionals that I read one week, a friend will send me this verse, my pastor will preach on it, a song I sing will be based off it, and more. It will be, as I like to say, “on repeat”. That’s often how God gets my attention and how I know that it is more than a passing coincidence; it’s a verse that is specifically delivered inside the realm of my attentions to speak to me.
Continue reading “Life Verses, Part One”
Through the Eyes of a Lion by Levi Lusko
I’ve been loosely following the Lusko family since the unexpected death of their daughter Lenya five years ago, and ever since I heard about the release of Through the Eyes of a Lion, I knew I wanted to read it. I got myself the audio version (that is read by the author Levi Lusko himself) over Christmas and just started listening to it as I packed for vacation last week. It had me captivated from the foreword straight through the end of the book; I finished listening to it in one day. I sobbed, I laughed out loud, I had at least a dozen WOW moments, I paused it to write down notes…I was all over the spectrum emotionally. The story gripped me and the writing was superb. I felt all the emotions right alongside the author as he read. I went on my Instagram stories and recommended it to everyone I knew, just as I aim to do here.
Continue reading “Through the Eyes of a Lion”
Mom. A name that means so many different things to so many different people. For some, it invokes feelings of nostalgia, for some, resentment, for others, gratitude, but mostly, I think, a healthy respect.
Moms do a lot. From morning sickness to childbirth, their strengths are tested and their limits pushed physically and emotionally before they are even able to hold their child in their arms. Then their patience is tested in sleepless nights and endless messes, tantrums and play-doh in the carpet. Continue reading “Mom”
Psalm 73:26 NLT
“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever.”
Isaiah 40:28-31 NLT
“Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of His understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall into exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” Continue reading “Strength of My Heart”
The other day, I spent a lot of time comparing myself to another person’s accomplishments, and was really struck by how extraordinary they were and how less-than-ordinary that made me feel.
But God reminded me that if He calls me to where I am, then my purpose is extraordinary where I am, even if it seems ordinary. To try and compare to or live out someone else’s purpose, even if I did it well, would never be my extraordinary. My extraordinary is where God says it is. If God promises me something, it’s done. It’s on it’s way. Am I going to give up on it or forget it because I don’t see it or feel it in the moment? Continue reading “My Extraordinary”