How many times have I said I wish the world could stop for just a minute? Through hardships, heartbreaks, grieving times, and here we are at a full stop. I can still feel the inertia running through my body as it wants to keep going. I find my mind spinning instead of it resting in … Continue reading Forced Sabbath
When my eyes are on myself, it is only me I see. If my eyes are on You, then it is with You I long to be.
Our walk with the Lord is suppose to provide us with freedom. What does that freedom look like? It looks different than what we think. Let's work out our salvation with fear and trembling, and rest in God. Life is hard. The enemy tempts us. Bad things happen to good people. We will make mistakes. … Continue reading Let’s Get Real
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Life has the tendency to side track us, keep us busy, or even devastate us. The more time I spend with my 85 year old friend, Lenny, I am reminded of this. This is a man who lived through it all, the Great Depression, loss of loved ones over the years, and now he watches … Continue reading Your Life Story Has a Happy Ending
If you follow me, you've probably noticed I have been quiet lately. Sometimes we are empty and we don't realize it, and we need to recharge. Life in October was busy and in that I was unable to sit with my thoughts properly to reflect. I wanted to write, but I could not. The last … Continue reading Being Quiet
This morning as my two youngest children waited for the bus to come they discovered a few brightly colored leaves on the ground. I was excited because since we moved to Maryland I have yet to see a beautiful colored fall. All I have seen is brownish leaves, so to see a few bright orange … Continue reading falling leaves
I turn Forty-one tomorrow. I can remember Turning Forty and feeling like some how I was going to learn something new about myself, but I couldn't quite put my arms around it. This year has been a learning one for me. I believe the biggest lesson amongst the little lessons was this...It is time to … Continue reading It’s Time to Grow up
I beg and plead with you to please teach your children about forgiveness. Teach them to confess there sins and ask for forgiveness. Children have built in grace and the ability to forgive. It is a beautiful thing, but they need to understand it and I am not sure we always teach it. When my … Continue reading Forgiveness Must be Taught
This has been the year of learning for me. At every turn it's something, like I am in a room with a bunch of light bulbs and every so often a new one turns on. It reminds me of parenting, the seasons, where our children aren't ready developmentally to understand what we are teaching them, … Continue reading Refining “Matalie”