Are you tired? Are you feeling worn down and out of sorts? Is the new way of life weighing on you? Are you asking questions like, "When will this be over? How much longer?" Are your feelings beginning to become your identity? If so, it is time for some self care! You are special. You … Continue reading self care
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I was visiting my eighty-six year old friend, new to the faith, when she confided in me. “I have lived my life for myself and I did not give back like I should have, and I am afraid my children don’t know the Lord. Maybe if you talked to them they would listen.” I could … Continue reading A Hand Full of Seeds
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”