for you, if you’ve met the unexpected

Five little verses. Five little verses is all that it took for God to shake me, speak to me, show me, a truth I know I’ll never let go. Five little verses=one big truth. It’s Deuteronomy 8:2-6.  And you shall remember the whole way that the LORD your God has led you these forty yearsContinue reading “for you, if you’ve met the unexpected”

a prayer to surrender the “seen”

Lord Jesus, We get so caught up in whether or not people see us. Whether we’re known by many, or whether they approve and even notice what we do. & yet you paint a beautiful sunrise each morning and most of us aren’t up to see it or- or we say “what a beautiful sunset” insteadContinue reading “a prayer to surrender the “seen””

insecurity and I broke up

Insecurity and I broke up last night. April 13, 2016– been there. over. done. I never thought of myself as being held captive by insecurity. I never thought it was the source of so much hurt and hindrance. I never thought it was the breeding ground of the fear and lack of confidence in my life. IContinue reading “insecurity and I broke up”

falling from what we want

It’s these stones of expectations. Expectations we lay on ourselves. Expectations the world piles on us, and they grow, they accumulate to the height of a great cliff. We’re scared of falling from the top of that cliff It’s like this: The whole world is built up on a mountain, it’s actually a dangerous cliff,Continue reading “falling from what we want”

risen for relationship

  she fell in love with Jesus and everything else soon fell away every other desire– except the smile of His face upon hers except His presence and grace and fullness she fell in love with Jesus- and man’s approval fell to the side she didn’t even care anymore what they thought she wasn’t deterredContinue reading “risen for relationship”

what approval addicts need

our hearts are all aching for someone, or many people, to tell us we’re approved. it’s a longing in all of us to be told we are enough and accepted. it can be a poison that infiltrates our bones and destroys who we were made to be. if we let it go on long enough,Continue reading “what approval addicts need”

why there is beauty in feeling forgotten

you know it. it’s a distinct feeling that rests in your soul and has you on your knees desperate. no one seems to help. friends seem distant. you’re reaching out your hand but don’t quite feel there is another hand to hold. alone. you feel alone. you wear a smile but it’s a cover. isn’tContinue reading “why there is beauty in feeling forgotten”

the novel of your life

beautiful and captivating and surprisingly simple- a story. intricate details. there’s ups there’s downs there’s easy there’s hard. a story is a beautiful mix of suspense and waiting and pure happiness and days of sweet, utter contentment. a story is a mix of hard, painful days, and beautiful, easy ones. a story takes unexpected turnsContinue reading “the novel of your life”

gah it’s blurry

blurry. out of focus. ehh. I thought I should delete it. but wait. maybe not. this picture is kinda accurate. it’s messed up. it’s imperfect. it’s not like I think it should be. sounds familiar. sounds like me, honestly. I want everything so clear and perfect. If I could just have a set of rules toContinue reading “gah it’s blurry”