Hot Topics of the Heart

Rest is a Choice

As I’ve mentioned before, God has called me to a season of REST, yet I am continually bombarded with more things to keep me busy! So I simply ask God, “Why, if you are calling me to REST, is my life getting busier?” What I hear in response is simply, “REST, Child. REST” Then it…

Take My Yoke

As I’ve mentioned before, God has called me into a season of rest, which is definitely a challenge to obey!  However, during this season, as I read Matthew 11:28-30 I find comfort, in a whole new way, so I’d like to share with you! In my graphic above, I’ve highlighted the key words that spoke…

This is Only the Beginning

We pull up to the house and it looks pretty basic, yet appealing to the eye, & it’s located in a neighborhood we’ve always loved. As we wait for our realtor, we have no idea what to expect once she opens that door. She unlocks the door and we walk in… Beauty Awe Amazement Surprise…

When You've Got Nothin'

Lately, I’ve found myself at a loss for words with my writing. Well, maybe not completely at a loss for words, but they aren’t flowing as frequently as they have been and I just keep thinking “I’ve got nothin’ to say”. I’ve been wrestling with this issue because after all, how can a writer write…

When Healing Hurts

I have some friends who are going through some very difficult times as they maneuver through healing & growth.  Watching them agonize over the pain involved, in God putting the broken pieces back together, is a lot like watching a doctor reset a broken bone: it looks and hurts like hell, yet has to be…

Take the Time

I receive a text from a friend saying she’s thinking of me, praying for me & hopes all is going well.  I get a beautiful card in the mail encouraging me & appreciating my friendship.  I listen to a message on Voxer from a friend who’s rejoicing in our answered prayers & offering a special…

Obedience is Better than Sacrifice

I remember as a little girl disobeying my mother & her sitting me down & making me write “Obedience is better than sacrifice” in a single line, all the way down the page.  Today, I’d like to refresh our memory on why obedience is truly better than sacrifice & exactly what that means for us…

It's About the Journey

I’ve heard the saying, “Life is a journey, not a destination” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, ever since I was just a little girl. It’s as if I was born with a “go” switch that God cleverly “forgot” to program me with “pause”, “slow down”, or “stop”! {Ha ha!}  However, because I believe that God doesn’t make…

The Treasure Box

It was a very little thing, yet it’s something that made a big difference in my life. At some point in elementary school, I took on painting ceramics. I remember one specific piece that my dad & I made together, for my mom.  It was a box with a lid, shaped like a wooden log,…