I feel a little busy sometimes. Sometimes things are in a good flow and rhythm and we’re rockin’ right along; but not always. I don’t do as well when I feel like stuff is busy. I have in my head what needs to get done (and sometimes feel like it’s never done) and it makes it hard for me to sit down and relax. I feel like relaxing is only to be done when everything else is already done. But that’s not true. God can allow me to relax and feel at peace even when everything isn’t done. He is my portion all the time; Here is some truth: More
25 Feb 2013 4 Comments
15 Feb 2013 4 Comments
I’ve been reading Made to Crave. Have you heard of it? It’s a devotional that was recommended to me by a friend through my YouVersion Bible app. (YouVersion is a great, free bible app. Just download it, create a profile, search ‘food’ and start the Made to Crave reading plan. This plan is adapted from the book written by Lysa TerKeurst wrote.) It’s a 21-day reading challenge and it is really great.
This devotional has given me my Ah-ha Moment #3 … (you can read about moments 1&2 here).
02 Dec 2012 1 Comment
Advent is a season of expectant waiting … preparing your heart…. More
09 Nov 2012 Leave a Comment
Hey friends. I have a question for you. Please know it comes from my heart. It’s a question I feel Father, God has been asking me. Where are you at in your relationship with Jesus? Are you running from bible study to bible study, task to task and even to event? Or are you taking practical steps to deepen your relationship with Jesus?
One of the primary ways we connect to Jesus is through scripture and prayer. I know this might sound like just another thing to do, but it’s really about your heart. Jeremiah 17:9 teaches that the heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick. Our hearts are desperately sick and Jesus has come to bring healing. We need scripture and prayer to teach us truth about our value, identity and purpose. Left alone, we will pursue our own desires and interests to try to fulfill those needs. We’re going to fill ourselves up with things that aren’t true.
For me, this involves getting up while the house is still quite, getting my cup of coffee and connecting with Jesus. I pray about my heart. I pray about truths I see in scripture. I pray about my children and husband and friends and all the conversations that I’m going to have with them. I pray about things that have happened with them and how it weights on my heart. I pray through my calendar for the day and I mentally, emotionally and physically give it all to God. It is all His and I ask him to do a great work through me that brings glory to Him. Will you go to Him today and give him your heart? He’ll take it in exactly the form it’s in right now … no sprucing up needed!
29 Oct 2012 1 Comment
… that’s what I feel like God is calling us to do in scripture; to meet with Him daily. I know when I say that it’s easy to get legalistic … marking it off your checklist. ‘I had my quiet time: done!’.
That’s not what I’m talking about. There’s so much more to it. More
24 Sep 2012 Leave a Comment
Do you ever feel weary? … chances are you do. How do we not grow weary in this life? The continual going and doing and taking care of and striving for change and difference. At some point, … I get weary.
I get tired.
And I ask myself … is it worth it?
I’m trying, but I’m tired. And continuing to grow tired with each day that passes.
And I’m wondering … what if it’s not about trying? What if it’s about resting. In Matthew 11:28 Jesus urges us: “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Resting in the One who doesn’t even have to try, but supernaturally makes it all work out for our good. Life with Him is meant to be peaceful, restful. Jesus continues in verse 29 “ 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Come to Him dear friends. He is gentle. He is humble in heart. There, you will find rest. Not like a cat-nap sort of rest, but rest for your soul. Will you allow Him to have that kind of influence on your heart today?
18 Sep 2012 1 Comment
The battle I had today was an inner one.
Ever have those?
The ones that really no one ever knows about but you. It all started when my children were having fun outside in beautiful 60 degree weather under the bright blue sky and golden sun. They were out back … playing ever so greatly together. I heard water running. More
16 Sep 2012 Leave a Comment
About 3 years ago, my husband and I started North Village Church in Austin, Texas. Michael says he always had a desire to start a new church. Most of my desires start and stop with food, rest and play. Luckily, by God working in me, He gives me desires for the things of Him. He gives me a desire to know Him. To change and be different for Him. To not just pursue my own pleasures, but the pleasures of Him. That really is supernatural, folks.
Well, about 5 years ago, the Lord brought Michael and I’s hearts together in this area and we started down the road of planting a church.
07 Mar 2012 2 Comments
I want food. ‘fun’ food. Not broccoli and veggies and good for me things. I want coca-cola gummy bears and chips and cereal. I want to bake … chocolate chip cake and lemon whippersnappers, just to eat them. To taste the sweet and the crunchy.
I am full. Physically full, my belly is. From lunch that took place merely 1 hour ago.
It’s my soul that wants. My soul that is longing for something.
And I’m filling it. With sweet and crunchy snacks. Snacks that taste good to the tongue and sound nice to the ears going in.
I am fasting. More
03 Mar 2012 2 Comments
Mark 14:13 says ‘Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on food from the cities.’
Jesus wanted to be alone.
I know that feeling. Wanting to be alone. Just wanting some time to myself. Just wanting to finish a cup of coffee … while it’s still warm. More