What are Five benefits of Trusting God? (& P.S.)

What are Five benefits of Trusting God? (& P.S.)
Dear Friend,  I'm excited you're here as I begin a new series exploring the idea of "Trusting" God and what it can look like. "Blessed are those who trust in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit.- Jeremiah 17: 7-8" Photo via Flickr CC User: Marina del Castell Trust can... [More]

What if you stopped trying to be an extrovert?

What if you stopped trying to be an extrovert?
Dear Friend, After I read Holley Gerth's post about how she used to force herself to act like an extrovert and how she's learned to accept and affirm herself as an introvert and a highly sensitive person (HSP), I felt relieved. It explained much, such as my aversion and avoidance of certain movies. My husband is an introvert but not an HSP so he can watch a movie like Band of Brothers and not flinch during the battle scenes. Photo used with permission of Flickr User:snikrap   "And when... [More]

You are not alone (a song) & a visit to...

You are not alone (a song) & a visit to...
I know some of you are going through deep waters right now. Praying this song comforts and encourages you: "I Am Not Alone" sung by Kari Jobe "When I walk through deep waters I know that You will be with me When I'm standing in the fire I will not be overcome Through the valley of the shadow I will not fear." Photo used with permission of Flickr CC User: Jenny Downing Subscribers, listen here for the rest of the song. God promises expressed poetically: Even though I walk through the valley of ... [More]

A Postcard (Of Sorts) To You because I appreciate you!

A Postcard (Of Sorts) To You because I appreciate you!
Dear Friend, I've missed you. Your kind e-mails, prayers and comments have deeply touched me during my short blogging break. To let you know your prayers are making a difference, I wrote you a postcard of what God has been saying to me. Praying it will encourage your heart. Photo used with permission via Flickr User: Fred Moore On Saturday morning, I listened to a webcast by Lysa Terkeurst about her latest book, The Best Yes, which felt like a big hug from God. It felt like God telling me my "b... [More]

Why I'm taking a short blogging break

Why I'm taking a short blogging break
Over sixteen years ago, I began having pain in both of my forearms. The pain increased until it affected my ability to work, sleep, use chopsticks and manually move the stick clutch on my car. I will spare you the details of why the pain (a repetitive strain injury) got so bad, years ago. The pain is manageable if I respect my limits...I'm still learning to listen to my body and respect its needs. Photo used with permission of Flickr User:Sharon Mollerus   For a few months, I have been sen... [More]