beloved life

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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Whatever Things Are True

Because there are still truths that in spite of being pushed into the darkness eventually come to light. There are people that tell the truth even when it makes them look bad or not as smart as someone else. Isn’t this a space of beauty in the inner person, in the motivation of the heart. […]

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You Are Beloved

First and foremost is God’s love for us. If I can live, work, rest, create, love others, essentially do all I do from this center of knowledge -that I am a beloved child of God; I believe then I will realize and fulfill all that God so lovingly and carefully created me for. I know […]

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The Storied Home

It’s sort of a funny story about the old couch with “good bones.” My husband and I both had noticed it sitting at the curb like trash being thrown away. It was free to anyone who wanted to drag it away. So, about nine o’clock at night once it was dark enough to not be […]

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