Category Hope

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 […]

Joy for the Journey

There are times in the journey of my life that I feel as though I am stuck on Setback Street.  There is wear and tear, time spent, fuel used, and yet no positive progress seems to be made.  It’s like sitting in a traffic jam where the light repeatedly changes color, and the only thing […]

Preparing in Prayer

Oswald Chambers once said, “There is nothing to be valued more highly than to have people praying for us; God links up His power in answer to their prayers.” This past weekend I had the honor of speaking at a women’s retreat that was hosted by my church.  It was an incredible experience to have […]

Fuel for Your Friday

Beloved, You are a precious treasure and a beautiful gift! You are cherished and adored more than you could ever know or imagine. I know there have been difficulties, pains, and struggles.  I know you have suffered.  You may feel scarred both on the outside and on the inside.  Sweet one, those pains and scars […]