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Lessons from the Labyrinth

I walked a prayer Labyrinth Saturday. And it was much more Spiritual than I expected. I've seen labyrinths in churches before and always been intrigued but skeptical, but Saturday I just couldn't walk away from it. There was no one else around, the breeze was blowing just so (it was an outdoor labyrinth), and I… Continue reading Lessons from the Labyrinth

Life, Loss

In the Arms of Abba; allowing God to be my Father

Abba:  The word Abba is an Aramaic word that would most closely be translated as “Daddy." It signifies the close, intimate relationship of a father to his child, as well as the childlike trust that a young child puts in her “daddy.” A month before my parents passed away, I was betrayed by someone who I considered… Continue reading In the Arms of Abba; allowing God to be my Father

Life

Lord, Teach us to Pray.

One of the best pieces of advice my Mom ever gave was this: When you make a mistake, you can punish yourself for weeks or months, but you know you're eventually going to ask God to forgive you and learn to move forward. Why not save Yourself all of that pain and just go ahead and ask God to forgive you so that the healing process can begin now?

Life

Jesus, I still _______.

My birthday is this week. Despite the fact that it isn't directly related to my parents, like one of their birthdays, an anniversary, etc., my birthday always seems to be one of the more difficult special occasions for me. I think it serves as a reminder for me that this is yet another year since… Continue reading Jesus, I still _______.

Freedom, Life

Free to Be Free: Breaking the Chains of Religion, Anxiety, and the Disease to Please

  Tyler bought me this bracelet months ago. When I first read the quote, it honestly brought tears to my eyes. I know what it's like to be "perfect," or at least give the illusion that I am. And I know how it feels to be free from that burden. My entire childhood I was the… Continue reading Free to Be Free: Breaking the Chains of Religion, Anxiety, and the Disease to Please

Life, Loss

You can’t see it Now, But One Day You Will: Holding on to God’s Promises

"Read Revelation 21:1-6. What part of this promised future especially consoles or encourages you right now? Explain why." I am currently working through Beth Moore's most recent study, Entrusted, and this was the prompt given at the end of the lesson entitled, "In the Last Days." This study has been so profound and thought provoking so far,… Continue reading You can’t see it Now, But One Day You Will: Holding on to God’s Promises

Life

“Grow Where God Plants You;” & My Word of Aspiration for 2017

Things always seems so much better in that infamous place called, 'There,' don't they?... I know that God has an exact purpose for every place and season of our lives. I know that God has an exact purpose for having me HERE, exactly where I am, right now. And I really don't want to waste this time that He has given me just waiting for the next thing. Until I learn what I'm supposed to in this season, there may never even be a next thing.