Rainbow Blessings

Rainbow Blessings

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us – in the dreariest, most dreadful moments – can see the possibility of hope.

~Maya Angelou

God is doing something beautiful; He is awakening hope.

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A new year grants us the opportunity for a fresh start. It’s a gift given to allow us to reflect, release, and refocus.

What I enjoy most about this time of year, more than the resolutions, vision boards, and words or buzz phrases of the year,  is the fresh positive energy that I sense all around. There is this collective sense, even if temporary, that,

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Counterfeit Strength

Counterfeit Strength


 

He takes no pleasure in the strength of a horse or in human might. No, the Lord’s delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love.  

-Psalm 147:10-11 

God is not asking, expecting, nor insisting that you be strong. He celebrates when you boldly choose to root your hope in Him.

We exist in a world where strength is highly celebrated, which can cause us to become stuck in a never ending cycle of striving to prove ourselves.  Read more

All You Have, Is All You Need

All You Have, Is All You Need

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All of your experiences, all of your pain, all of your disappointments, all of your victories, everything about you is necessary for your Purpose. There is not one thing that you have, tangible or intangible, that is unnecessary. It is the sum total of it all that God will maximize, and allow you to thrive in your Calling, Read more

Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple

Why do we insist on making things so difficult for ourselves? It’s like we refuse to believe that “slow and steady [truly does] win the race.” We may say we believe that, but our actions often reveal that we really believe DRASTIC and UNREASONABLE is the only way to win. Read more

Allow Courage

Allow Courage

Mental or moral strength to persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.

Merrian-Webster Dictionary

STRENGTH.

PERSERVERENCE.

BOLDNESS.

If I were asked to define courage using 1 word, I would choose one of the words listed above. I love the idea of courage, and having the privilege to witness it at work in the lives of others. Today, I had the honor of witnessing the manifestation of many seeds of courage on display at a ribbon cutting ceremony and Grand Opening of a business. I left the event excited about the future, and proud of the business owner, who had undoubtedly pressed past, and jumped over many obstacles to realize her dream.

There was something special about seeing the tangible fruit of courage. I was inspired, and I started to think about what courage really is, versus the misconceptions of it. Read more

Waiting

Waiting

I have yet to meet a person who enjoys waiting. I know I don’t, and we live in a society that insists on everything being instant!  Yet, Patience is described as a ”spiritual fruit” in the Bible, a fruit that every follower of Christ should exemplify in our everyday living.  There’s no wonder why it’s essential that we learn to wait on God  because waiting on answered prayers to manifest is one of the best ways to develop the  fruit of patience in our lives.

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Color Faded – #30Layers30Days

Color Faded – #30Layers30Days

img_0984When a tree is preparing for its renewal season, it sheds its leaves. Liberated from the weight of the leaves, the tree, and its branches are free to rest and replenish.  Fall and Winter seasons, though wet, cold, gloomy, and uncomfortable prepare the tree for the vibrancy of new life that is sure to bloom forth in Spring.

While the beauty of Fall leaves makes us gasp, we rarely realize we are witnessing death on display.

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Secret Life – #30Layers30Days

Secret Life – #30Layers30Days

I have only recently gained an appreciation for “Wilderness-like” seasons of isolation. Before I saw them as punishment, a “time out” of sorts for not meeting expectations, or for falling short.

However, I am learning that seasons of isolation are really seasons of “PROMOTION PREPARATION.” These are times Read more