Back in January, my daughter in law Ashley and I, went to California to meet our newest family member and love up on the little family. While there we attended church and I was introduced to a new song to me. We sang along with the worship team and congregation for a good ten minutes. The words touched my soul and I couldn't wait to get home and introduce it to my church family here.By the time we returned home, the Christian radio stations were playing at least three different arrangements of the song. The group Leeland, Mandisa and Michael W. Smith, all currently have their renditions of this song on the airwaves. I learned that the song was written by a Nigerian worship leader named Sinach. You can find her amazing rendition of her song all over the internet.They are ... Keep Reading
Faith is the center of who I am. It is the most important part of me. It is my hope that this website will not only give me an outlet to express and explore my faith, but also bring others together that are on this journey. As a Christian, I am commanded to love my neighbor. So as I write about my faith walk, I will always be mindful to do so in love and honor of you. This will be a safe place and not one of judgement or condemnation. We all have different views and interpretations and opinions that can bring out passionate emotions on the subject of faith. So, I will be prayerful and mindful to approach these writings with a humble heart.
The summer of 2019 will go down in my journal as a whirlwind. I'm finally realizing that no matter how hard we dig our heels in, time flies by. Once we put that in perspective, how we move onward can be bittersweet.Just as seasons change, so do the seasons of our life. A lesson that I've learned as a seasoned runner and as a seasoned woman, is that forward motion is the key. It is my mantra in life. That too can be bittersweet. Learning to know when a season is over , whether in a relationship, job or any of the various hats we wear, can be a painful process.This morning's blog may be a little more personal than most. I'm sharing for a couple of reasons. First, expressing my thoughts through writing is helpful for me. It allows me to purge my emotions and work ... Keep Reading
It's an absolutely gorgeous Monday morning in Upstate New York. The sun is shining and the birds are singing. We had a morning shower and now everything feels and smells softer to me. The sweet soft smells of everything that is blooming and the soft smell that the air and grass seem to have, after the brief shower. The Hummingbirds seem to glide with an effortless softness as they approach my feeders. Everything seems to be welcoming me to the softer side of life.Just last night, as I looked at pictures that my Sweet Matthew took, while we celebrated my granddaughter's birthday. I noticed that the images of me had a softer look. Ugh, was my first thought. I've got to cut back on my sampling while I bake. Also, I better up my game because I'm a little soft.... However, as I ... Keep Reading
It's another rainy Monday morning here in Upstate New York. It really isn't unusual this time of the year. I don't know about you, but for me, it's also very easy to fall into the trap of letting the rain get me down. In fact if we listen to the media and the voices all around us, then just the fact of it being Monday should be reason enough to get us down in the pits of despair.Life is messy. We all go through trials, loss, despair, grieve. We've all been wronged and misunderstood. Sometimes we have to cut ties for safety or give a stiff arm to a relationship that is destructive and or harmful. There will be health battles and loss of the ones we love, because we are human. News flash, we are vulnerable and fragile. Yes, life is fragile. We age and if we are fortunate to ... Keep Reading
It's an amazing, sunny, spring morning here today. The birds are singing and my dogs are going crazy at all the singing. Both of my morning devotionals today have me charged with the challenge of living each day with intent. How often do I allow the day to take control of me and find myself settling for less ? How much sweeter would today be if I paid attention to the details with intention. To really live today with the intent to not only make the most of it, but to truly, step back and live the words that I've meditated on this morning. It's not about becoming a perfectionist to the details, it's about enjoying the details and living them to the fullest. It's about making a conscious effort to have an attitude that reflects the Spirit that resides within me. The difference ... Keep Reading
Have you ever felt frustrated to let go and dare to pursue big dreams? I've raised my boys telling them and believing it, with all my heart, that God has big plans and a purpose for their lives. Sometimes, I just forget to let go and and allow God to work big plans in my life. In this season of life, I feel God telling me to not only trust Him, but have the confidence in Him to shine who He has created me to be. God gives us all gifts and talents and we were made to use them to glorify Him. He is the one who equips us and gives us our strength. So, if I have doubt and fear holding me back, then I'm not trusting God and the promises that He has given us. He knows us and loves us and longs for us to allow Him to do a good work in us.For this new season of life, I plan be bold and ... Keep Reading