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Journey to Rest (Week 3)

On my Journey to Rest, my absolute biggest struggle has been simply letting go. Letting go long enough to REST. The day I read this quote by Corrie ten Boom, the Holy Spirit reminded me of something. The more tightly I hold on to the things that consume my time & energy, the less I…

Journey to Rest ::A Pause::

When I started Bonnie Gray’s book Finding Spiritual Whitespace, I had no clue where my journey would lead me, or what God would speak to my heart.  I did know however, that I wanted to make a blog series out of this book, and share my Journey to Rest with you. My first post told…

Journey to Rest (Week 2)

We often say, “Hindsight is 20/20”, yet do we ever take the time to denounce the false messages we’ve embraced for years? Or do we merely forge ahead without going any deeper, afraid of what might come to the surface? On my journey to rest, Jesus is uncovering some falsehoods I’ve had about myself and…

Journey to Rest (Week 1)

I was eight years old, it was summertime, and oh how I loved to read!  Working in the yard was never my first choice for my summer days, but it had to be done nonetheless.  This particular day, my mom headed out to the yard to work and told me she would let me know…

When Dreams Change

I remember the moment as if it were yesterday.  Standing at the altar of our church, along with others, seeking God, with my hands lifted and heart open to His voice.  As clear as day, it was prophesied over me, that God would use my hands for His glory. I am honored to have been…

The Promised Land

Lately, it feels as if I’m wandering in the desert like the Israelites did: discontent & questioning God’s plans for their (my) dreams. As I pour my heart out to Him, seeking His direction & peace in the midst of my discontentment & misery, I hear Him whisper to my heart: “This is your desert.…

A Mother's Day Tribute

I would like to give a second tribute to my beautiful Mom & Best Friend this Mother’s Day.  You may read my first tribute here. As a girl, I remember hearing the deep admiration in my mother’s voice as she shared childhood memories of her grandmother. My great-grandmother was extraordinary!  She was monetarily poor, but…

Jesus in You

I recently read a passage out of Luke Chapter 1 that really jumped out at me: “And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among…

Behind the Scenes

The other day, as I walked into the house after a long day of work, my beautiful black Labrador, Gigi, greeted me with her usual bouncy jump & kisses hello. It was in that moment that the Holy Spirit impressed on my heart the following: “In the same way that Gigi is excited to see…