beloved life

So Fresh From God

September has always reminded me of going back to school after the summer break. Everything was new and full of possibility. New clothes and new school supplies, new books, new teachers and maybe new goals. September in the Mid-west was still a little too warm to pretend it was Autumn yet. But still, I would […]

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To Him Who Is Able

This verse keeps showing up lately. A morning devotional before a day worth of doubts set in, it was there. In a writing group workshop, someone quoted it from a different translation. Lately, God has been showing me, reminding me of how He alone rescues. The Lord gives tender treatment. The enemy of our soul […]

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Gratitude

Sometimes, these post come from my morning quiet time, this morning I wrote this down: “If I am grateful and make a conscience effort to experience fully whatever I am grateful for by writing it down or even just sitting quietly within the moment while noticing how my human senses are being engaged, it is […]

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When We Need Naps And Nourishment

I sat on the side of my bed and thought, “I should use this time to pray.” Because I am basically on a forced fast as my mouth heals from getting wisdom teeth removed. I’ve had a lot on my mind and my heart lately. Still sitting there I think, ” yes, I’ll light a […]

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Welcome To My New Website

I’ve been on a little break from writing online. I spent a month fully focused on the book. No, I didn’t finish it, in case you were wondering. But it was a quiet peaceful break from everything online. I had a writing coach look at my table of contents and some of my chapters. A […]

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A Voice In The Wilderness

To speak boldly, to be certain enough to say anything confidently used to be difficult for me. Honestly, maybe it still is at times. This might be why I am drawn to writing words down instead of saying them out loud. For me, it feels a little safer to write it down. When I write […]

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I Believe; Help My Unbelief

This verse keeps going through my mind lately. The short last part, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief..” Within two breaths I say I believe, but also I don’t believe. It reminds me of James saying that blessing and cursing should not come from the same mouth. But the heart pours out of the mouth […]

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Love Deeply

I’m sure we have all come across people that have knowledge and they even act upon that knowledge. They help the needy and the poor. They know the laws and can probably recite them. They are eager to die for Jesus. But a lot like Peter and the disciples after him proclaimed: Peter said to […]

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