Keeping It Real

Let’s just take a minute to get real. With each other and with ourselves…

This is something that’s been on my mind the last couple of weeks and just would not let me be until I wrote this post. It’s regarding the process of evaluating our hearts, minds and thoughts. I think the start of the New Year is what triggered it. I was thinking about the year ahead and the things I want to accomplish. I was evaluating my life, but then the Spirit spoke to me and asked me what I was doing to evaluate my heart.

I think it’s something that is healthy for us to do, to actually stop and take a good hard look into our thought processes and to be more intentional about what we think and how we act. Do you let just any old thought pop in there and run amok? (Amok, amok, amok!!) Unless you are evaluating your thoughts and sorting out the good ones from the bad, that’s what will happen. As a result darkness, chaos and disorder can start to set in. Continue reading

New Year’s Revolution

New Year’s Day is one of my favorite days of the year, and not just because you get to lounge around in your PJ’s, eating snacks and watching The Twilight Zone marathon all day. No, no, there is far more to this day than that! It’s a day where we get to reflect on the years gone by, and think about what we want to accomplish in the future.

Can you do this any day of the year? Of course. But there’s just something about the beginning of a new year that makes all things seem possible. Like all of our dreams are finally going to come true. Continue reading

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

So often in our lives, things don’t go as planned. We set goals for ourselves, come up with a plan of attack, and then think things are going to fall right into place. Just like that.

But that’s not how life usually works, is it?

Sometimes no progress is made and we get stuck in a rut. We begin to question our plan. Our goal. Surely if it was meant to be, it would happen just like we expect, right?

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Perfectly Imperfect

Today is one of those days where I am really feeling my flaws. As much as we hate to admit it sometimes, we all have them. If you think you don’t, you are just fooling yourself. But what I have learned over time is that it is perfectly normal. Nobody is perfect, except for Jesus that is.

I oftentimes find myself trying to act like I never make mistakes. I am a perfectionist by nature, I admit that. Though that has dulled over the years as well. I have finally come to terms with and accepted the fact that neither I, nor anyone else on this earth, will ever be perfect. Even so, I still find myself trying to be all things to all people. Continue reading

You ARE Good Enough!

The main purpose of this blog has always been to uplift others. I am typically a very positive person who likes to share the hope and love I have with all of you. But I don’t want to try and fool people into thinking my life is rainbows and sunshine all the time.  There are plenty of times I  feel down and out. One of the main places I write from are the experiences I’m having or have had in life.

One of the hardest things I’ve had to deal with is a sense of rejection. It’s basically been the running theme of my life. The worst of it happened during adolescence, which unfortunately had a huge impact on my feelings of self worth. Although I am in a far better place now than I ever have been, negative feelings from the past still rear their ugly head from time to time. Continue reading

The Next Step

There are a lot different ways to live your life in this big, crazy world.  Many of us will grow up, get a job, buy a house, maybe get married and have a family, and will just continue in the great circle of life until the good Lord calls them home.  Is there anything wrong with this?  I’m not saying that necessarily.  As long as you’re happy in what you’re doing!

Many however, are not happy.  They become stuck in a rut and life just becomes just a series of ho-hum days, which turn into ho-hum weeks, months and finally…years.

My friends, we are meant to live for so much more than this!  I speak from experience.  I was that person, going to the same ho-hum job every day, just doing what I felt I had to do.  But then I heard God’s call to me, telling me it was time for a change.  That He had much bigger plans for me.

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A Simple Thanks

When I started out with this blog last year, I just had one goal in mind. To change the world! Not by what I had to say, but what God wanted me to say. I wanted to set the world on fire. I still do. But after a year I have realized just how slow a process that is. And what I have learned over this past year, is that I’m totally fine with that. All in God’s timing, not my own.

I have realized that even if I just impact one person, I am still making a difference. I have big hopes and dreams, but you cannot set the world ablaze in an instant. It is a gradual buildup. And even now, I still don’t know how brightly my flame is going to glow, but that’s ok. All that matters is that it’s there for people to see.

This past year has been a lesson in patience, but I am so very excited for what the future holds. I have no doubt that God is using this time to build things up. No matter how slow the process, the timing will be perfect in the end. This I know. I have seen God’s hand in my life and I am so very grateful. I know He is working things out for me. Whatever impact I am supposed to make in this world, will come to pass. No matter how big or small. Thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to serve You.  Amen.