“Newness” (2019)

2017 was tough for me. Trials and perseverance. Losing my joy. Endless hurt and pain I caused that cycled without relief. I was lost in the wilderness from the consequences of my sin. The last bit of 2017 consisted of the final piece falling apart, so I was left without direction. 2018 was the year [...]

Praise Challenge – “Shout to God with joyful praise”

“Praise” has been a grounding word for me recently. The Lord spoke it over me back in September at a women’s conference. I went to a corner of the room and began praying and crying (that weekend I discovered that when I feel the presence of the Lord, I cry haha). I was praying about [...]

The importance of real healing

Are you willing to wait for the best that’s yet to come? A few months ago I posted about the “dust” in my life. Painful memories and experiences that I was almost healed from. Key word - almost. There were still attacks. But they were small, and nothing compared to how they used to be. [...]

Lover like Israel – April 22, 2013

Part of the reason I love blogging is because the Lord gets to remind me of lessons He taught me years ago, that have now come full circle. I'm about to start reading Hosea with a few friends, and I'm in charge of leading the first two chapters. So I've been studying up. And in [...]

Restore the sparkle to my eyes

At some point over the past year, I stopped journaling. I’ve always been super into writing everything down, in specific detail, no matter what, because I wanted to have everything documented. Every situation, every conversation, every emotion that was important to my circumstance at that time. I loved it because when I’d look back on [...]

Warrior

Yesterday was the last day of April, which meant it was the last day of "Restoration" being my monthly word. I had decided I wasn't going to put time limits on my words for the time being, since I don't have set ones planned out right now. And I wanted to ensure that if I [...]

For when you think you’re unworthy.

If you’re doubting whether you’re worthy, just remember that because of Christ’s life, blood, sacrifice, death, and resurrection, you are seen as holy and pure in the Lord’s sight. [Ephesians 1:4] Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. While [...]