Wherever you go, you are leaving a wake in your midst. What kind of a wake is it? You know what I'm talking about. There are times when we leave the presence of someone and feel a deep peace and happiness. We felt loved and encouraged by the interaction. We hope to spend more time... Continue Reading →
I first posted this two years ago. I believe that there are still many people in this type of season in their lives. Your “investments” could be in your career, waiting for a spouse, trying to conceive or adopt a child, buying a house, your spiritual life, and more. Wherever you are “investing” right now, take heart and know that the Lord hears the cry of your heart! He sees how much you have been investing. This season will pay off, here and in eternity!
Currently my life is in a season of pruning, and what I am also learning to refer to
as “investment.” Investing is painful. It involves risk. Investing requires giving up something in hopes of a greater return down the road. At the very outset, it requires some sort of sacrifice. It may be a very long time before you see any gain or fruit from that sacrifice. For example, investing money is painful. The money is placed into an account where it cannot be touched until a certain point. The goal is that the amount of money will grow. But what if an emergency arises and you need that money? Painful, and risky. Other forms of investment are financing a wedding, buying a house, starting a business, or investing in an education. These are different types of investment that we hope will bear fruit in some way.
An investment that we…
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I've written before about moments. When you think about it, it's moments that add up to create a life! There are sometimes moments that stick out brightly to me. They are almost moments where Heaven seems to meet earth, and there is a quick glimpse of a spiritual reality in the physical. Recently, I witnessed one... Continue Reading →
When I was a little girl, I imagined being a mother in the biological sense. Back then, being a mother meant getting pregnant, giving birth, and raising that little human to adulthood. That is the type of motherhood which most of us envision when speaking of motherhood. However, there is another form of motherhood which... Continue Reading →
"You have a purpose right where you are." The speaker spoke with conviction and seemed to look directly at me. "Bloom where you are." His words sank in, and I knew the Lord was speaking to me. There were times at that point when I had second thoughts about where I was, and thought that... Continue Reading →
I was restless. There were so many things bopping around in my mind. I had free time, but I didn't know where to start. There are a lot of projects on my plate right now, but I wasn't sure how to prioritize them. Pray. That's what came to my mind to do. So I sat... Continue Reading →
Today I learned, once again, the fruits of small acts of obeying the Lord. I felt Him tell me to go to a different church this morning. I had no idea why. I had been to that particular church before, but I'm not really impressed by the music. (I'm just being totally honest here!) I thought... Continue Reading →
When I was younger, I expected that the way I would pour out love would be as a wife and mother. This has not yet been God's plan for me. However, He has given me countless other opportunities to love. I thought about the number of places I go each day, and the amount of... Continue Reading →
There was a time recently when I had some rocky days. A certain aspect of my life was not going as planned. My expectations had been high, as similar situations had gone quite smoothly in the past. I wondered what this might mean for my future. I began to question if I needed to change... Continue Reading →