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.
It is about God, and God is enough.
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 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
This past year I encountered many challenges. Challenges can propel us forward or knock us down. I just recently heard of someone well known denouncing their faith. I wasn't to that point, but I can see how they may have gotten there. The dark places I had encountered were full of negative thoughts, but not … Continue reading My House was Full of Snakes!
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
"Happy Birthday Mommy! You are half way to 80!" Said my eleven year old daughter. "Thank you?" I think. I turned the big 40 last year, and some of my friends told me it was different than all the other birthdays, so I was excited to find out what it meant for me. I am … Continue reading The Great Abide