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Taste and See That The Lord is Good

I was talking to a friend the other day about the overwhelming goodness of The Lord...and looking at my life I was just amazed at how good He is to me. Having given us Jesus as an atoning sacrifice if God never gave us one more thing it would be okay, but He doesn't stop there does He? No, like the song says: morning by morning new mercies I see...If He only ever gave us life that would be enough, but He has also made our daily provision His responsibility that's why one of His names is Jehovah Jireh, The Lord who provides. Will you take a chance on trusting Him to provide today? Whatever it is that you lack, call on Him in prayer, He will never let you down.

A Place of Rest

Rest
verb
1.
cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength.


Jesus says come to me all who are weary, and heavy laden, and I will give you rest for your souls. What does rest look like to you? For me I imagine the place of rest as a secluded beach somewhere sunny, with one slow moving wave that creeps across the sand...yet even if I was in that place of relaxation, I don't think I would necessarily be at rest, nope I'd be planning various activities to ensure that I made the most out of my allotted time...and I don't believe that a dream vacation is what Jesus had in mind, no His heart is for us to enter His rest and remain in His rest. This life can often feel like a perpetual treadmill set to the highest speed, but Jesus' invitation remains: rest.

The Sun Is Always Shining...

…somewhere in the world, but some days will be filled with rain, and dark clouds that block out the sun's beautiful rays ;even though I'm an island girl who often wishes for perpetual Summer, I understand that those rain filled days are just as important . I mean looking back at my life I've never felt the presence of Jesus as closely the times that everything was going perfectly in my life, as much as when the storm clouds began to gather, and the winds began to lash over my life, and trial after trial appeared on every side. It was those times that my faith began to be exercised, and enlarged. God is a good father, and though He does not cause the bad things in this world, He will allow them to work as a refiner's fire that removes the dross from our lives. Jesus states that in this world we will have trouble, but He also tells us to be of good cheer because He overcame the world. To me that means that I don’t have to do it alone, He has already finished the task…so…

Lo I Am With You Always...

Often in life we believe that it’s those times in life when everything is going well that God is with us-that might look like a great hair day, a yummy meal with friends, or even a courtesy cup of coffee at church-but is that really the case? I mean in the bible it talks about a time when Jesus was with His disciples, and a strong storm arose. A storm so powerful that they feared for their lives, and what was Jesus doing in the midst of this storm you may ask? Since I like you I’ll let you know…He was sleeping. Yup in the middle of gale force winds, He was so sure of His father’s love and control that He could have peace in the middle of the storm. I try to remind myself of this when the storms in my life seem to come out of no where…”chill your Father’s got this, you will get through to the other side.”

The Waiting Room of Life

I’ve never been a fan of waiting…I’m the girl that dives head first into the ocean and once I’m under water conveniently remembers that I need to hold my breath. Yup that’s me in a nut shell. But wonders of wonders lately and when I say lately I mean the last few years -I’ve felt God working on that part of me. Prompting me to rest, not try to map out my own life, but wait …and wait, and wait. Sigh at least that’s how it’s felt to me, like I’ve been placed in the waiting room of life. But something remarkable has been happening to me in this seemingly endless white space…it starts as a quiet whisper. A whisper so gently soft yet so powerful, and I can only hear it when I rest from my own work, my own will to do. I hear God speak to me that He holds me in His hands and that His grace is sufficient for whatever life holds in store. When I hear this I begin to relax; I mean we’re talking about the Author of life, the One with unlimited wisdom, surely I can trust Him with my life…I mean H…

A Living Hope

I want to share the hope I have in Jesus. He is my real living hope…you see I once walked in darkness, without hope and totally unaware of the riches in grace and mercy that were available to me. You see I had always known of God but never truly knew him personally. I mean as large and wide as this world is, why would He care about my heart, my pain? But you see I was totally wrong-He does. It was when I was at my lowest point without any possible rescuer in sight that I cried out to Him…and guess what? He answered me. And I’m sure without a shadow of a doubt that if you too are in that dark place of hopelessness that He will hear you when you call…because more than Lord of all He is a father that loves…in fact He loves so deeply that He gave His only son as a ransom for many . I don’t know about you but to me that is the true definition of love, and while this journey called life is filled with obstacles I know that my Father is one call away.

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Hello, I’m glad you’re here.
I’ve always found the written word as the best means of connecting, whether with my self (spilling the deep things of my soul when pen touches paper) or with others. A big part of my life is my faith in God and this journey called life that we’re on, that can sometimes be filled with valleys, not just the beautiful sun filled summits we would prefer. I believe life is so much easier when we do it together, sharing not just the edited photos that show a perfect life, but openly showing those scars we often conceal. I want you to know that this is a safe place and in Jesus we are overcomers.