I have one prayer that represents my heart. I start with it everyday. It is an intimate prayer of surrender and it postures me before the Lord. This morning, for the first time in six years, I didn't need it. I found that the struggle no longer lied in the surrender of myself, but it … Continue reading I Need More Faith
It puts a wedge between you and God. It takes your thoughts from trusting in what God is and who He is to what you are and who you are. It traps you in a run around self focused tail chase that condemns you as you try and figure it out.
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
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.
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”
This world is full of answers. If we need to know something we just Google it. At our fingertips we have more knowledge than ever before. We have learned to rely on our phones and our computers to tell us everything. There are DIY videos on just about anything you can think of. My question … Continue reading is faith dead?
It all comes down to perspective, even in Jesus’ time, it was about perspective. I have had many challenges to my faith this year, and each time I thought I found my footing, another challenge would come up. The first challenge begged me to be humble and gracious. It led me to question my motives … Continue reading Fixing my Eyes on Christ
It is no wonder why Adam and Eve covered themselves in leaves after they ate from the forbidden tree (Genisis 3:7). I keep wanting to surround myself with security too. I want to hide my insecurities with whatever will ease my weaknesses. It feels better to cover up our nakedness before God, our feelings of … Continue reading Naked Again
I am giving God my lemons.