When I read the words she wrote about me last week it felt like I got punched in the gut. 🤛🏼I had never heard anyone make fun of my “in their opinion” physical “flaw” before. And honestly, it sent me over the edge that day.
It popped up in my facebook notifications and it was cruel and others joined in. 🥺 Unfortunately I had already been struggling with comparison, and feelings of not being good enough that day. So it hit me extra hard. I know their comme
Shattered sight. 💔Has this ever affected you? Watching Once Upon A Time last night I had tears in my eyes when one of the characters receives the “curse of shattered sight.” She once held her loved one on a pedestal. Only seeing the good in her, the beautiful, lovely praiseworthy things. But after her eyes were affected by shattered sight she was only able to see the hurt and pain. Only the bad things about her loved one. And it caused such turmoil and devastation.
Who is your shelter amidst the storm? One thing I am reminded of today is Christ as my strength. He is my strong tower, my fortress, and my deliverer. In times of struggle or pain, when the waves come crashing against the shore. He is there standing tall, over the waves and the wind, as a pillar of strength and fortitude. Giving me hope and faith when things are tough.
Without His strength, I cannot go on. But with Him, life is at its fullest and is renewed. I am thankfu
Have you ever wondered if something you’ve done, or something about who you are disqualifies you from God’s love or big purpose for your life? The feeling of not being enough to do big things with God to love and serve Him and others?
My friend @stephespineli shared about people in the Bible that changed history with God’s help who weren’t “qualified” by the worlds standards. She wrote this true statement I desperately needed to hear today “God is the unlimited qualifier,
Have you ever felt darkness surrounding you, and you don’t know which way to turn? I had a nightmare: My sister and I were standing on a deserted beach with thick dark fog around us. Hundreds of tall demon looking creatures dressed with black hoods faceless started surrounding us from all sides holding huge knives . I threw up my hands, not in surrender to them, but in praise to Jesus and sung in such a beautiful voice (wayyy prettier than my actual singing voice 😂) 🎶 Halle
Have you ever had to be carried? I like to think of myself as a strong, independent, girl boss and it’s a humbling experience to feel the need to be carried. Like the time I took a bad fall by a waterfall and knocked off some of my toenails and twisted my ankle and Caleb carried me to the car. But emotionally being carried can be even more humbling.
Do you know the poem ‘footprints in the sand’? I’ve been thinking about that poem a lot lately. The last couple weeks have
My whole life I longed to be loved, and to give love fully to another. But because of a variety of issues, this seemed like a lost cause for me. The thing I desired more than just about anything else seemed impossible.
So after a broken engagement and lots of past heartache & failed/frustrating relationships I decided to get my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I saw a therapist for years, took all the advice I found most helpful from my Masters Program and applied it
Have you ever felt like an outcast? Like you didn’t quite belong? As much as I tried to act like I belonged throughout my life, an outsider is how I often felt. I’m also always drawn to outsiders. Those that have a humility to them. That don’t put others down. Those that have experienced pain, and know that treating others like you’re better isn’t an option. That’s why when I started reading the Bible daily 11 years ago, I feel so madly in love with Jesus.
Those that were c
Celebrating Jesus who makes all things New this Easter weekend at one of our favorite places on earth. We’re in awe of the beauty He creates, renewed hope, redemption and love He brings us.
“My beloved spoke and said to me,“Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me. See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blosso
I was trying to make a flatlay, and 🍯🐻 wanted to be in it too. Then she messed up the flowers and ran around with one of the yellow ball shaped ones in her mouth. 😂
There are so many sad and frustrating things in this life that seem like such a waste. Do you agree?
Many of you resonated with my last blog post about stealing my smile with frustration of what a waste of time, money, energy and physical and emotional pain it all was. I think waste frustrates us a