The Strength within my Weakness

All along, He has known me. All along, He has seen me in my sadness and suffering as I’ve tried to impose upon my heart a reality other than my own. As St. Therese would say, I’ve been trying to scale a mountain while all God has wanted is to meet me in the fertile valley of humility. Yes, I am weaker than I would like to admit; but I know that He waits for me in every bit of brokenness my life reveals. I know that He reaches into the depths of my life’s lowest moments, walks even the longest road with me, and longs to lead me home. Ever since my childhood, there has been blessed assurance in being known as a daughter, and it is beautiful that it is only by my Father’s love that I can be brought up from here.

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The Fruits that Come from Slowing Down

My precious daughter, Your growth in these ups and downs are for the good of your heart. Although you cannot see this growth, I can, and wow, how much you’ve grown in love for others and for Me! Rest in my love and allow me to help you carry your burdens. Trust in me to care for you and be attentive to those around you so that you can share My love with those who may not know it yet. Sincerely, Your loving Father.

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10 Cognitive Distortions that Lie to You

There are lies we believe that destroy our ability to be free from anxiety and despair.  Cognitive distortions are tendencies or patterns of thinking or believing that are false or inaccurate and have the potential to cause psychological damage. When we give the lie a name and expose it to the light, that is half the battle. I hope these 10 distortions bring some truth into the way you act and how you react to situations. When we know the problem, then we can go about resolving it.

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Be Attentive to Little Blessings

Maybe Jesus has been trying to teach me to be attentive to little blessings, to grow in deeper love with His creation, or to be more observant to all of the tiny and easily overlooked things in my own life. Whatever the reason, I know that stopping to admire a beautiful shade of coral on a plant or a cute ladybug sunbathing on a fence has caused me to slow down and be grateful for the intricate beauty of nature.

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Breaking Free from the Shackles of Shame

I lacked tenderness as a kid and I had this innate desire to be loved. I longed to be one with someone. I wanted to belong and be comfortable in my own skin. I didn’t want to hide and conceal more secrets. But I couldn’t stop. I felt like everybody could see my mess. So I became a performer – if I was funny enough, cool enough or good enough then you would think I was loveable. I always felt that God was unhappy with me. I felt like God was a million miles away with the “holy” people over there and I was over here.


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Go Light Your Candle

One day when you help that person in need, smile at the barista after your coffee is made wrong, you realize that saving your time and words for big things, waiting for more and more, was holding you back from the candle that was waiting to be lit now. All it takes is starting with lighting a small wick, because when you do, it lights up a whole room.

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You Go Before Me

s I reflect, I know that God never tells us there is nothing to worry about. He never tells us that our lives, relationships, careers, or health status is not important. He loves those things! He has large plans for those things! He tell us plainly.. that whilst we worry about the safety and security of the closest things to our heart, He is the One who we need to draw nearer to in these times.

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