Is This Joy?

This morning I woke up happy. Genuinely happy. Like 'not a worry in the world' happy. And even if there are the tiniest of worries, they are so insignificant when compared to the magnitude of blessings that I have in my life. I cannot help but be happy. Is this joy? If so, I am …

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When the Mood Strikes

A full to-do list greets me this morning, but I feel like writing. The day ahead is filled with wonder and amazement. I am hopeful to continue self-reflection and goal setting as I look at the year ahead. My futuristic 'what if' senses are tingling and excitement is in my bones.  Why? I honestly have …

Grateful

Good morning you beautiful people! Today is a "write through it" type of day. I woke up feeling really homesick. It seems to be out of the blue, but I've been working and traveling so much that this weekend has become the first of many moments that I've had to myself. When things get quiet, …

Feed Your Focus

This morning I received a text that included a Bible verse about focus. The text was not surprising because the person sends them weekly. Think of them as weekly encouragement messages. (Shout out to Dan!) Today's note referenced 1 Samuel 30: 1-8. It said: "David's prompt to encourage himself in the Lord was provoked by …

Uncommon Things, Hidden in Plain Sight.

Very few sermons stick with me for days after I've heard them, especially when I wasn't physically in the same space as the individual(s) presenting the message. Every now and again, I'll join an online service. Recently, I watched "I Am Number 8," delivered by Pastor John Gray at The Potter's House (Dallas). If you …

Blessings Keep Falling In My Lap

*Chance the Rapper voice* Don't be maaaaad! I love this song! It always reminds me of Psalm 23. The elaborately prepared table of blessings... It may be in the presence of my enemies, but my 'dinner guests' are necessary. Compelled to look on, they are amazed to see how God provides. #WhenThePraisesGoUp #BlessingsKeepFallingInMyLap #BlessingsOverWorldlyPossessions Enjoy …

Embrace the JOurneY

"Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won't have a title until much later." - Unknown (...or Pinterest) There is so much beauty in the journey. So Much! My future autobiography will be fascinating! In recent months, I've had amazing conversations with close friends and family. Reflecting, I discovered that I have a …

“The Lord prepares you before He uses you.”

Today is a great day! Matter of fact, this week has been an awesome week! I am so blessed to be alive and have the basics, a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and food on my table. I am grateful. There have been moments of frustration, but those are trivial when I …

There’s Hope

"There's Hope" by India.Arie is one of my favorite songs! It spreads positivity, joy, and hope. Even when I don't feel like it, I find myself singing along. Her music is simply soulful. Take a moment. Click on the video below and watch the video. The lyrics are posted below for an easy sing-along. Have a wonderful …

Makings Ends Meet

Friday. Payday. Celebrate! *pause* Commence bill pay...   This post is to encourage those of us who feel like we never have enough. For us who often think about the 'what ifs' and what we could only do if we brought home a little more each pay period. A special shout out to those of us who are on …