I'm walking in the shadow of your presenceIt's there I find faith over fearIt's there I find hope and promise that You are always there From the beginning You knew meFormed me when I was still in my mothers wombFrom the beginning You knew the plans of my life And even when heartbreak and trauma... Continue Reading →

Sometimes emotions just hit. I can be doing great and then "bam!" out of nowhere depression can hit. Last night and today are one of those times. I do struggle with seasonal depression, but the sun is out...and that usually helps. And yes it is hecka cold here in the midwest today, but the sun... Continue Reading →

Some thoughts to my single friends I've been pondering again this year as we approach Valentine's Day. I think it was a couple of years ago that my attitude with that day switched. I went from bitter and wanting to forget the day even existed to full on embracing all that it could possibly be.... Continue Reading →

“For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. He never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone. He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered. He left his case in... Continue Reading →

Morning coffee ☕️ on this cold beautiful snowy morning. I love this mug. I love the reminder on it. I got it a couple of years ago when I was just beginning the freedom in God’s grace and finally breaking free from the cycle of struggling with porn. God had done spiritual surgery and the... Continue Reading →

Sometimes life is like standing on a dock out in the water. I stood on a dock in a place I often go to talk to God. I’ve been struggling with feeling like I am hearing Him speak, and struggling with feeling Him close to me like I used to. I was standing there just... Continue Reading →

I know I’ve been told that we live in a noisy world.  We live in a world with distractions, and noise, and commotions, and chaos all around.  We have things to easily distract us.  And sometimes that seems safer than the silence.  So I crank up my music and pack my days with people just... Continue Reading →

'My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. ' 1 John 2:1 NLT 'That is why he is the one who mediates... Continue Reading →

That familiar feeling stirs and swirls around me And then crawls up my spine until it lands in my chest My heart pumps faster-I swear I feel it ever speeding beat Sweat beads form down my back as it makes it way to my head The thoughts of a million things all at once and... Continue Reading →

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