Category Encouragement

Sowing through Trials and Tears

Some seasons in life are hard; really, really, really, hard.  Those times when our patience, our faith, our stamina is tested by struggle, by suffering, or by temptation.  Seasons of long tedious days and short restless nights, marked by worry and stained by stress. One of the biggest temptations during seasons of suffering is to […]

Prayer for the Waiting

Today those who wait are on my heart.  While I wish I had words of wisdom, an answer to the question of “when?”, all I have is a prayer that I wish to share. Beloved Lord,  Thank You so much for not leaving us alone in our waiting.  Thank You for taking a place by […]

Facing Roadblocks of Regret and Remorse

I have sat staring at a white space with flashing cursor for a while now, wondering how do I even begin.  I’ve got stacks of notes and scribbles.  I’ve got a message burning to be shared. But the thing is, this message it’s both gruesome and glorious.  It’s personal and in a lot of ways […]

Potholes and Debris in Our Paths

Difficulties.  Setbacks.  Brokenness.  Destruction.  The imperfect paths of our lives are often littered with potholes and debris. Some potholes are barely noticeable, some debris is merely dried leaves that crumble when stepped on.  Other potholes cause us to bounce in back jarring ways bringing blowouts & breakdowns, and debris so large & overreaching its removal […]

Writing a Psalm

Have you ever tried to write your own Psalm? Today, I tried to write a psalm, but that was not my intention when I wrote this.  I started by writing a letter to God.  As my letter was flowing it was part song of worship, part prayer, part poem, which I really didn’t know what […]