Category Encouragement

Christmas Prayer

Merry Christmas Dear Readers! I have been deeply longing to write to each of you.  To throw my words around you like a big Christmas hug from an old friend who has been missing you.  I wish I could give each of you a gift that would refresh your hearts and remind you how greatly […]

Grace for When You Feel Grim and Grumpy

Last night I moved the time of my morning alarm back to give myself just a little bit longer to sleep.  I considered it an earned reward for what has felt like an impossibly long week. And then an hour and fifteen minutes before my alarm went off this morning, I woke up. NO!!!!! Less […]

Afflicted by Assumptions, Mended by Love

Have you ever had someone make an assumption about you?  Have you ever made an assumption about a person or a circumstance in your life?  An assumption that troubled your mind, brought emotional struggle, or impaired a relationship? I have been doing some writing in my journal about assumptions.  One of the definitions for the […]

Never Left Alone

Have you ever heard the saying, “the very thing you are avoiding is exactly what you need”? Today,  I do not want to write.  Not these words.  Not this topic.  I would rather let this wave crash upon the shores of the beach and roll back out to sea, waiting for more favorable conditions.  This […]

Clothed with Strength & Dignity

Does Proverbs 31 ever feel like an unreachable, unattainable standard? I struggle with the thought of even being able to achieve one of the verses in this segment of scripture entitled “The Wife of Noble Character”, let alone live up to the culmination of the full passage. Yet, this is a portion of scripture that […]