Conditional love

Yes, then no

fast, then slow.

Up, then down

around and around.

As easy as the wind blows-

your love comes and then it goes.
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it. Jeremiah 17:9.

I’m everything you could ever want.

Then, all of a sudden I’m not.

Crushed by confusion,

comparisons fly:

If this man doesn’t love me,

then what good am I?
Daughter of the one true King,

the Father hears my cry.

He says his plan is greater than mine, it just takes time.
Steady, humble, UN-conditional and true.

Hard to find that here on earth,

but I found it in You.



Never Thought

I never thought I’d be here;

Saved by grace through faith,

And free from fear.

No words can proclaim,

And no mind can perceive

The extent of the Greatness

Of His majesty.

The One who saves has made a way;

He’s given me a new day

To rejoice, serve, thank, give, love, testify…

To live.

To be called according to His purpose

Is where I want to be;

Seated at His feet for all eternity.

Crickets and Streams

Two words that I don’t say very often: I’m sick. Nothing serious, but it’s had me in it’s grip for about 5 days now and I want my mommy!

While I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep last night, not able to breathe, achey, and just feeling plain pitiful, I conceded and turned off the TV which is usually my sure-fire tool to help me transition into dreamland. I opened all three windows to let fresh air in from the 70 degree ‘winter’ day we had.

What I discovered was the harmonious sounds of crickets and the sound of constant flow from a stream. I don’t know if that stream has always been there or if it’s because of the heavy rain we recently had. Either way it was a serene combination that ultimately brought me some zzz’s.

I awoke this morning to the melodies of God’s creatures: beautiful singing birds who were happy for the blue sky and sunshine. I don’t think the hour we humans lost as a result of daylight savings time effected them as much.

Amid my pity party of sickness, I was reminded of one of the greatest gifts of all: gratitude. I was so grateful for my home and the woods that surround it and all of God’s creatures who I tend to drown out with electronics and media. If you take a moment to breathe it in, it truly is the most remarkable of simplicities.

Love your life today, no matter what!


On Purpose

Live your life ON PURPOSE!

This is what I think about when I’m driving to work in the morning.  How can I live purposefully today?  How can I live with INTENTION today?  When I start my day meditating on this and then putting it into ACTION, the results are fruitful and the spirits are higher in me and everyone around me.

Our God is a purposeful God.


Exodus 9:16 – But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.

A Twist on the Gratitude List

Things that brought me happiness today…

-The smell of clean laundry
-Reading God’s word
-Receiving God’s love
-Car windows down
-Dog cuddles
-A refreshing nap
-Seeing a friend celebrate an accomplishment

Finding joy in the little, daily things brings Him glory. “For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever!” Romans 11:36

“…for the holy spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”
Luke 12:12 NIV

As I grow in my relationship with God, I find myself more and more in uncomfortable situations.  Not dangerously uncomfortable, but challenging uncomfortable.  I’m starting to learn that God doesn’t like us to get too cozy and complacent in one place for too long.  A few years ago, I was not equipped to handle some of the things I am blessed enough to face today.  Whether it’s in the corporate world, social circles, or church life, I am constantly learning.

Have you ever faced a tough situation that you just didn’t feel adequate or able to handle? I usually become full of fear and anxiety when I have to confront someone. Even though I enjoy kickboxing and MMA, I do not like confrontation!! So when I recently had to have an uncomfortable conversation, I knew I could not do it on my own, and for me that’s progress! Knowing what I don’t know and when I need to ask for help and guidance is huge. In this particular situation, I knew I needed help. Not only did I need the advice of trusted confidants and mentors, I needed HIM. I prayed and asked God to guide me, fill me with the Holy Spirit, and give me the words to say. Melissa Moore Fitzpatrick (Beth Moore’s daughter) says, “…God gave us the Holy Spirit to empower us for messy situations…” Luke 12:12 says, “…for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say. (NIV)” Even if the outcome or the other person’s response doesn’t go the way I want it to, I can carry my head high and lift my eyes up to the Lord knowing that I sought Him and He was with me.

I don’t have to go through anything alone today! Thank you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.