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
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”
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.
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
This morning on my way out the garage to the car, I heard a loud commotion. It was a baby bird, perched on the step of a five foot latter looking out the window, and the noise was it trying to fly through the window. I looked at it and said, "You can't fly through … Continue reading You Can’t Fly Through a Window
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
Is it in people, your family, your friends? How about your pastor or your church? The only place our hope should be is in Christ. For years I put my hope in people. First it was my parents. They got divorced. Then it was in my grandparents. They passed away. Then it was in my … Continue reading Where is Your Hope?