On this winding, unexpected, joyful, tumultous journey of life, I've realized that it simply isn't possible to do this journey alone. More importantly, it's crucial to closely examine those on the journey with you. Having the "right" people to run the race with you can make a difference in how far you can get ahead--as… Continue reading We Can’t Run Alone.
I had an interesting experience recently. Out of the blue, song lyrics to a very random song came in my head. I don't listen to this genre of music very often, and I hadn't heard this song in many years. Then, the really strange thing is that I heard this song on the radio twice… Continue reading Do You Give Love a Bad Name?
I wish things would just go back to the way they were. This thought has been a grumble of mine to God many times over now. It's been a tug at my heart when things aren't exactly as I would like them to be. Despite being a very adaptable person, there are a number of… Continue reading The Way Things Were.
Sheer determination (which I believe God placed in me at birth) has empowered me to achieve many goals and overcome many obstacles. Where my physical size appears to lack, my determination and persistence comes in strong. As I've gone through more and different trials, I've had to learn new forms of strength. It's almost like… Continue reading From Strength to Strength.
By far, one of the most viewed posts on this site is "Simple Ways to Stick Close to God Throughout the Day." My spiritual life has changed a lot since those days. So, in this post, I'd like to add a few more tips that I hope might be helpful! Our hearts can easily be… Continue reading Simple Ways to Stick Close to God Throughout the Day–Part II!
The world is collectively suffering right now. Some areas more than others, or in different ways than others. There is panic. I don't think I need to mention why, because we probably hear the word 100 hundred times a day already. It incites anxiety, fear, and maybe depression. It leads many to look out for… Continue reading This is an Opportunity.
Huge changes and decisions were on the horizon. They had been decisions which had been coming for a long time, but were still a struggle to make. Even the wonderful things in life can cause stress, uncertainty, and questioning. People whom I hadn't spoken to in years emailed and called me. "Hey Lianna, how's it… Continue reading Their Prayers Gave Me a Push!
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 Revealing Moments
"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 He’s Not Done Yet.
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 Small Obedience