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.
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
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”
I have had the urge lately to purge things out of my house. I want and plan to go through each room extensively and get rid of excess junk that we just don't use. But I can see a parallel in my inner self wanting to do the same thing. I am beginning to believe … Continue reading The Great Purge
A story of the good the bad and the ugly. We have all been there at least one time in our lives...I am sure. An unhealthy place , a place we struggled to get though...Story of my life, but I am here to say it is possible to see your ashes become beauty. It has … Continue reading Where Ashes Become Beauty
My birthday is in a few months. I’ll be forty-one. I’m reflecting over the last year before I commit to being in my forties. The other option is to be thirty-nine forever, and deny aging even though my wrinkles will be all chivalrous against me. It’s 12:02 a.m. and I’m still awake. I’d like to … Continue reading I am 39 Again…Or am I?
Good morning! It has been a while since I have written. I am sorry and will not take that much time without warning again. I have just single handedly figured it all out! Actually I have had this epiphany before several times, but each time I have it, it is like THE BEST DAY EVER! … Continue reading The Answer to Insecurity
Do you ever have those days when you are fully aware of your shortcomings and failures? Maybe you walk around feeling like that all the time, like you have a large weight around your neck reminding you of all your guilt and shame. My Great Aunt taught me something and it is called, the "Not … Continue reading Don’t Look at me I’m Hideous
I am just a girl with a crazy past, defined not by the choices I have made, but defined by the grace of God. I have been changed and made new by Him to live in freedom and newness. Don't allow darkness to keep you distracted on your could have, would have, should haves, if … Continue reading Find The Grace