"I need 2018 to be different." That's what I said to God in the last hours of 2017. I said it to Him because I know it's pointless to say it to myself. With age comes experience and I have experienced enough broken promises to myself, so I've stopped making them. Promises. Resolutions. Whatever. They … Continue reading i need Jesus (my prayer for deeper)
Happy New Year! Just so you know, the 2018 weekly devotional series titled "becoming Devoted" has started, as of January 1! I'm super excited about it! I think it's gonna be good, so be sure to subscribe!
I don't know how to start. Or maybe it's that I don't know how to end. I'm not good at simply waving bye to a whole year of my life and starting a new year just like that. I need closure. Perhaps a few tears. Reminiscing must happen or I won't be able to close … Continue reading looking back then looking ahead
True confession: I've always hated the word 'obey'. In all of its forms. In any kind of sentence. Obey seemed oppressive. Controlling. Demeaning. Surely there was a softer way to put it. A gentler call to do what God wanted. Surely it isn't rebellion that feeds these thoughts. Surely. The change began in October. That's … Continue reading confessions of a rebellious soul (warning: there may be cussing)
Sometimes it feels like I can't breathe. There's too much coming too fast and none of it brings peace. It's like the whole darn country is having 10,000 different arguments with itself and it just can't stop. And our children are watching. Growing up in an angry house nation with angry adults who seem to have … Continue reading hashtag breathe
aphiemi is our f-word. It means to send away, dismiss, set free. It means to forgive. So much has been said about forgiveness so I won't go on and on. Probably. Maybe. We'll see. Here is what I have seen, what I am seeing, and what I myself have done: searched the scriptures for a way … Continue reading the f-word
Dug this one up because I needed to hear it again.
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
An invitation. To the Jews it was an invitation to come out from under the weight of the law, and the rules imposed by the religious leaders. An invitation to come to grace. As I read this scripture today, even as a follower of Christ, I still hear an invitation.
To the one frantically trying to make life work…Come to Me.
To the one trying so hard to be good enough…Come to Me.
To the one who feels the weight of failed expectations…Come to Me.
To the one tired of hoping…
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