Each day this month I will be answering one question from these December Journal Prompts. Day 26: What are some areas you’d like to see yourself grow in next year? Recently, I was asked which of the fruits of the spirit (found in Galatians 5:22-23) I thought I most needed to grow in at this point … Continue reading Getting Ready for Growth
Today’s reading posed the question, “How different could your life be if you put your full trust in God and strove to seek Him daily?”
My initial response to this question was, “well, I think I’m really trying to do that.”
But when I dig a little deeper and really think about it, I realize that I’m no where close to putting my full trust in God...
I was looking up blog prompt ideas this morning, and one in particular asked, “What do you love about life right now?” The truth is, this has been a crazy emotional last few days. The hormones in my body must be raging out of control right now, because sometimes the tears just keep on coming … Continue reading What Do You Love About Life Right Now?
“The sky is grey, but I’m not blue. The healing rain leaves a silver hue. And even when the thunder assaults the night I’m unscathed, and the world’s unchanged. And I can sense a peaceful warning; I know it’s gonna be a silver morning.” I remember writing the above words while sitting outside on the … Continue reading A Silver Lining
Written on May 8th, 2008: “I’ve been fighting with my senses my whole life. All of the human senses are connected to the past. Taste, touch, sight, sound, smell—at any given moment any of these five senses can stir an extremely specific and detailed memory. Even if someone isn’t cognitively aware of such a memory, the senses awaken … Continue reading So Sensational!
It finally feels like spring! I am writing out on the deck today, trying to soak up every moment of this beautiful weather. Most of the snow has melted now, and even the puddle in the back yard is starting to dry up. Unfortunately, where I live, you can’t necessarily trust the weather to stay … Continue reading Pausing to Enjoy the Magic of Spring…
It’s been a long and exhausting week. And because I’m tired of writing about being tired, I’ll give you a quick update on my sleep situation today and then tomorrow I’ll move on! After three nights of laying awake for hours on end when I should have been sleeping, and seeing my productivity and ability … Continue reading Every Moment has Meaning
“I will find my glory in knowing the Lord. Let those who are hurting hear me and be joyful.” – Psalm 34:2 (NIrV) I read this verse last night as I was winding down before bed. I was sitting next to the living room window with the lights out and a candle beside me, soaking up … Continue reading Candlelight Musings
I knew a wonderful woman. She was a woman who loved deeply and gave much. Her door was always open, and so was her heart. From the moment you met her, you wondered if she had somehow known you all your life. And as she wrapped her gentle, loving arms around you, you thought you … Continue reading When Sorrow and Joy Converge
I made a few specific changes to my routine last week (read about them in Assessing, Addressing, and Ascending) in order to improve my mental health and overall productivity. While I noticed some progress almost immediately, I also noticed a negative side-effect that I didn’t expect. In scheduling my days, I didn’t really set aside … Continue reading Slow Down: 5 Practical Ways to Pace Yourself for Inner Peace