For the despondent, one that has lost hope and courage, life is viewed from a lense of gray. Life appears with many troubles, even miserable, everything seems to go wrong, their anxious, foreboding thoughts translate into a life of glass 1/2 empty. (from Proverbs 15:15 NLT, AMPC, MSG, TPT) For the happy heart, those who have the Hope that anchors the soul (Hebrews 6:19), life is viewed through a bright yellow lense. It is a continual feast regardless of circumstances. For tho
Dear Lord, We have been under a safe-at-home order for over 6 weeks. It’s 2020 – the year the world stopped for a while. COVID-19 has ruled. We all have questions, concerns, opinions, and losses. This season has slowed most of us down in ways we never expected. It has impacted every single person from the youngest child who can’t see her grandma to the oldest grandma who can’t see anyone. We are all grieving, battling the losses…some greater than others…but felt deeply just t
Home. A dwelling place. A shelter.
Home. It is where most of us are finding ourselves these days…as things continue to get stripped away and sidelined.
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”” Psalms 91:1-2 NIV
To dwell means to sit down (in quiet), to remain, to settle.
God offers us a home. A dwelling place. A shelter from the st
While the world is waiting, God is still working.
“God is doing 10,000 things in your life, and you may be aware of three of them.” John Piper
“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;”
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God has taught me so much over the last few years especially when it comes to worry, fear and anxiety. One of the most important things is to build a foundation of trust by thinking on truth. There is no better way than to spend a little time each morning in his word. His word is full of promises. So in this trying time that we are all in, I have decided to do #apromiseaday It’s kinda like an apple a day keeps the doctor away. A promise a day keeps the worry away. ☺️ Believe
Paul was on a ship in the middle of a storm. Not just any storm…a typhoon, a nor’easter type of storm. It had raged for many days “blotting out the sun and the stars, until at last all hope was gone.” Everyone feared for their lives. But, an angel of God appeared to Paul and said, “Don’t be afraid…God in his goodness has granted safety to everyone with you.” Then, Paul declared: “So take courage! For I believe God.” How many times in the middle of our storms do we fear and gi
I love a simple message. One that is clear, easy to understand and apply to my life. I also love to study. Yeah, I know that’s weird. I am a word nerd! Drawing out key words in scripture helps me to remember and apply what I am learning. The first graphic are the key words from my study (see second pic) of 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. I compared several Bible versions, but also used Matthew Henry’s concordance app and the Blue Letter Bible app (which gives the Hebrew or Greek mea
I grew up in and out of church. I accepted Jesus as my Savior in early high school, but didn’t really understand what a relationship with Him really meant. As with many young adults, my spiritual life was not a priority. I was too busy having fun in college and setting goals for the future. One day in my late twenties, my mom gave me this Bible and EVERYTHING changed. . For the first time in my life, I decided each morning I would sit down in my favorite white chair with my c
After Jesus resurrection, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to visit the tomb. There, they saw the Angel of the Lord sitting on the stone that had been rolled away. He said, “I know you’re looking for Jesus. He isn’t here. He is risen.” Matthew 28 Headed to tell the disciples the news, Jesus met them and greeted them. To my knowledge, he met these women first -before any others. When they saw him, they ran to him (with focus), grasped his feet (kneeling down in surrender
My granny understood the love language of food. She kept an endless supply of snacks on her table and sweet tea or fresh squeezed lemonade in the fridge. As soon as anyone walked through the door, she greeted you with “Are you hungry?” And, if you didn’t eat something, she may have gotten her feelings hurt a little. 😉 She made a full breakfast with eggs, bacon or sausage and biscuits, lunch and dinner every day. No one would ever go hungry on her watch. It was at her kitchen
Found this post from 6 years ago when my uncle passed away on my aunt’s birthday, Feb 13. I had lunch with my aunt yesterday and she still exudes much joy and faith. Life Lessons in Difficult Days Over the last several weeks, our family has watched my uncle slowly fade away. Although it has been difficult, there have been several lessons that the Lord has clearly shown me… Sweetness of Love My aunt tenderly and affectionately cared for my uncle each and every day. She took
My writing challenge has come to an end. But, I have enjoyed writing so much these last few weeks that I have decided to continue to post devotionals on Mondays and Thursdays. You can follow on Instagram at #aquietpause, on my Facebook page or my blog: aquietpause.com or signup on my blog page to receive it by email. . I pray these posts will encourage you to discover and embrace an abundant life rooted in Jesus. Because I know for me, I couldn’t make it without Jesus. This b
Drafts. I have many drafts. If you checked my draft folder on my blog, my notes on my phone, or my journals, you would see so many drafts. I can write for days. What I can’t seem to do is click publish. Drafts are easy. Publishing is not. • Why? It is vulnerable. It opens us up to other opinions, judgement and criticism. Publishing our work shares a little bit of our heart. Of who we really are. It’s a little scary. • A draft is like our story. We hold the hurts, the pain, th