At some point or another we've all faced trials or hardship. For some, it could be something as small as a temporary financial setback. For others it may be the loss of a loved one, a health crisis or unexpected job loss that causes devestation. Whatever the circumstances, it’s easy to lose hope when you can’t see a way out or questions are left unanswered.
We are taught from a young age to avoid strange places. Most of us have even learned over the years how to tell if a location that’s usually OK has become strange or creepy. News stories are full of people who met with unfortunate events because they were in strange places.
Instinctively, our response is to run away. Strange places make us feel unsure, awkward, and frightened.
Now there’s no way for me to pretend I’m someone I’m not. One thing I want to always portray to my readers and to you, my friends, is this. I want to be real. You see, I’m on a journey and though I may not be where I want to be, with God’s help, I’m sure headed in the right direction. Of...
I used to want to be like her. To wear my hair like her, to have a similar fashion sense as her, to decorate my home like her. But my hair didn't like being pulled and teased that way. It has this crazy flip thing that I can't seem to tame. And while those clothes looked great on her they fell differently on me and it simply wasn't the same. Those cute little decor items she had on her mantel and table? Well I didn't have a ma...
Sometimes, we feel let down by God. You share your plans with him. You pray for him to guide you, lead you and direct your path, but when things don’t go as you planned, you tend to get discouraged.
I know because I have been there. I have been in so many situations where I thought God wasn’t there with me. I felt like a little girl lost in the woods, all alone, but I am here today to tell you that sometimes GOD will REDIRECT y...
As I sit here and contemplate on what I want to say to you, I can feel your presence. I literally have a ball of knots in my stomach, but you know what? Enough is enough. I have let you live and fester on me for far too long and I want to be FREE. I know that you are nothing but a stronghold that is looking to keep me bound, so I bind the spirit of fear over my life in the name of Jesus. As I reflect over many of t...
... and they hid.
Tormented by the pain of the deed.
Feeling all of a sudden different.
The act that they committed...
It changed everything.
Once walking freely.
Now hiding fearfully.
Once drawn to His voice.
Now afraid of the sound.
It came through a single bite...
and affected the rest of life.
What is Shame?
According to Dictionary.com shame is "the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishono...
To seek God first we must first understand what it means to seek God.
Why would we need to seek God?
Is God hidden from us?
God is omnipresent. His presence is everywhere at the same time. In that sense, he is not hidden. He is always present. What we need to seek is His manifested presence, his glory. His glory is hidden from our naked eyes. Our minds, however, should be set towards God because we need his presence in all are...