Hold your own today…
You are a timeless classic.
There is nothing like simple elegance that carries itself with no need to impress. It just rests in who it is, Identity hemmed by a seamless garment.
“When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.”
Did you know?. . .
I used to deeply struggle with sugar.
I know it had to be an addiction,
“Sow a thought, reap an act. Sow an act, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a destiny.”
All of life is like being a farmer. We sow, we water, we cultivate, we harvest. The reward is yours and the magnitude of it depending on the type of seed you sow, care you take, love you bring (which is just the right fertilizer) determines the harvest you reap.
Put your love on display—
People everywhere are bleeding on the inside and not saying anything.
People everywhere are empty within.
People all around us have
I have been given an invitation to write.
The writing comes from somewhere deep inside of me.
I am like an evergreen tree.
I do not wither or wilt.
Despite storms of life or scorching heat–
The moisture still comes to me,
Keeping my leaves green, my bark tough, thick, resilient, yet ever soft to the touch because of the water I drink.
Living Water is what touches my frame.
My roots are like shoots that tangle and thread beneath the ground that I tread.
Fingers in the garden searching for more, they burrow beneath the soil where
What makes a wine good?
I have a friend who is a wine maker. Wine making is her passion and she opened up a winery to turn her passion into the reality of a dream. So I’ve learned just a little bit (just a little bit) about wine making from her.
There is a lot of art mixed with ingredient, science and heart to wine making. It is a process, but it is delicious for every wine connoisseur who tastes the final product. Just the right blend makes something beautiful, tasteful and
People don’t usually judge you by what’s going on in your heart…
They judge based on what’s going on in theirs.
There are two types of people in this world. There are those who go through a difficult experience, time or season and they bleed it out on others. Their bleeding may be crying to everyone about it obsessively, their bleeding may be a chronic bad mood or attitude or possibly they have difficulty functioning in the dailies of life. (These are all just merely observations, not judgments.)
But then there
You can handle this. . .
There is no one better for this than you.
That’s why God gave the opportunity to you.
Even in a struggle, you’ve been equipped with the strength to shoulder it.
You will know what to do.
You will feel your discernment speak. You will not sink. You will swim. You will rise and your life will thrive…and so will you.
Speaking to some strong, but weary hearts….
Just begin again, every day, doing better and better. You are a fighter. The prize of your life is worth the fight. Hold on,
Unconventional and Scandalous Love. . .
There will always be more people who speak something wrong with you than those who cheer you on in something right. But we don’t live for the applaud OF others. We live to applaud others, notice them for all the wonderful and potential or possibility locked inside of them.
Celebrating others is the essence of the Love sent from above. It’s not our job to fix people, at least it’s not mine. It’s my job to love others and champion all the great within them, healing,
I know this woman. . .
She used to reach out to me when I didn’t want to be reached out to. She was always inviting me, calling me, checking in on me. She’d on occasion do something enormously thoughtful.
Here’s the trouble, I’d been hurt so much by female relationships growing up that at some point in time I stopped letting them into my heart. I was kind. I was friendly. I was personable—but beyond that you weren’t going to get to know me, because I was also guarded beyond healthy
She was unpredictable.
She was clever.
She was smart.
But most of all. . . She was herself and she was unafraid to Love hard, love big, and cheer others on to the win.
When you do it your way—the organic and natural beauty of you comes shining through;
You give permission to others to be organic, too.
Becoming unashamed of every inch of you.
The strengths as well as the weakness.
All of this embodies the essence of you. And I think this is beautiful.
Last night I had the most hysterical conversation with my youngest child as he tries to decide what decade I was born. Once we had it all sorted out he was quite surprised and informed we that the Toy Story movies weren’t even made yet when I was born!
He is in the early middle childhood years and it’s so fun to talk with him. How he got a large vocabulary and mind he has blows me away. It’s fun to watch their cognition change and develop with age. The complexity