Okay, I can't wait-- I'll open up with the good news...but that means there is not-so-good news.
I have an odd habit of counting as I walk up stairs. I'm not counting each stair, I'm not counting time, I'm just counting. Can't tell you why, I just do, so don't worry if you hear whispers as I climb stairs. I may be a little weird but I am okay... When I take … Continue reading A Plight of Stairs
Just a friendly reminder to be patient: To be patient with those around you. They will get there. To be patient with yourself. You will get there. To be patient with God? Wait on God. Be His servant--a server--a waiter who does what is asked when it is asked. Patience is preparation. Patience is understanding. … Continue reading Patience My Friend
Last night, our pastor's wife said that God gives us something specific to do in every season. I've come to realize the season I am. It's not marked by a solstice, the weather or the color of the leaves, rather the emotion that I need to confront. Which is, per the title, fear. Fear may … Continue reading Fear Distorts Perception
I hadn't painted in a while and I was feeling the pain of it. You ever miss something so much, it hurts? The way your body craves for exercise or your mind for relaxation. I needed to paint. My thoughts were getting loud. Painting, like cooking, is a good way for me to act and … Continue reading Binge Painting
I have a pride problem. God is working with me on that. So I am trying to be more mindful of what I am proud of, how I use the word proud/prideful, overall, just observing how pride rises up in me or in my surroundings. A couple years ago, Jordan Peterson tweeted something about something … Continue reading Independence Day Reflection
No, it's not.
At times, I can't wrap my head around Love. Still, I try. I did a few kind things for people quietly today. Shhh, the details don't matter more than the obedience. This little painting was me loving the girl in me who wants to run away when life feels heavy. The cute part about this … Continue reading Is it Love?
We were talking about quiet times with God earlier this week at community group. It quickly became evident that everyone had different ideas about devotionals. One of the leaders gave some good advice to those who weren't sure about the purpose behind devotion or how exactly to go about quiet time with God. She told … Continue reading Doing it Your Own Way
*Things* hit the fan recently. And, I remembered how bad weather times its appearance very conveniently. Unexpected problems slither their way in at just the right time. Right when you've found rest, motivation, a positive outlook is when chaos comes to remind you that it is still alive. And thriving. These storms often bring along … Continue reading Embracing Stormy Thoughts