Lord, I come to you this morning simply thankful. I am thankful for the opportunity to start a fresh new day and the ministry of rest. I am thankful for the time I spend with You, especially the time that makes me not want to leave your active and engaged presence. Lord, I love You and I fervently chase You and Your Word. As I enter into a new day Lord, please remove any anxiety I may have about the things I must do from my heart, let me walk into everywhere I go with the confidence of knowing that I am going to accomplish Your will and be Your steward. Let the light I have for Jesus shine for all who come in contact with me, as I may be the only bit ofJesus someone sees today. Let I continue to be the light in the darkness for my colleagues, my friends, my family and my bosses. I love You Lord and I am grateful for You. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
Every household has it and every family needs it. A time of the day where all of its residents are asleep or otherwise occupied (I have to say that disclaimer because #teenagers and their sleeping habits vary), and should you wake up, it’s thrilling to know that no one is physically or mentally able to look at you, talk to you, or expect anything from you.
It was this time last year that I wrote about stress and anxiety. Specifically, how my body processed the stress in my life. Five years ago this month I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. To say the least, my story was scary. The good news is we know how that chapter ends. Continue reading “More Prayers and Affirmations for a Stress-Free Life (The 2018 Edition)”
I’m learning to own my story and have the courage to speak up. Even if my voice shakes, His power is made perfect in my weakness. Even when I didn’t think I was ready to talk about something, I’m here to tell you all about it. And y’all, it’s ugly and raw, and while I knew I was going to write about it eventually, I didn’t know that was going to be this weekend. Here. We. Go. Continue reading “Let’s Talk About the Ugly Cry”
Six months ago my life was drastically different than it is now. Six months ago, out of a reverence for tradition and holiday celebrations, I was in the midst of doing what everyone does – I made a list of resolutions (or goals, if you prefer that term). I deeply looked at my life and I was scared as I faced the uncertainty of what was to come. All I knew then, was one thing: 2016 was an awful year, and it would take nothing short of a miracle to make me to make it through 2017.
And from that moment forward, I began the fight for change, for peace, for joy, and for love. I wish I could say that journey was quick and by February 1, 2017 I was completely healed. But friends, I’m hear to tell you, slow and steady wins the race.
Continue reading “The Difference of Six Months: We May Try to Sprint But Our God is Steady”