Category Archives: beliefs

Just do the next thing ~ A God-sized Dreams Post

I love to dream.  I love to brainstorm.  I love to see the big picture.
There is a downside to being the big picture girl.  The downside being those darn details.

As a dreamer, the details can easily overwhelm and, at times, paralyze me.  And my enemy, the one that pounces on weakness, he knows it.

One thing I have learned that has helped me on my journey of following my dreams, big ones and small ones alike, is to just take the next step.  Sometimes its a scary step, sometimes it is a seemingly meaningless step but it counts.  Any step toward your dream is a step that counts.

woman taking step

Whatever you are facing in your life, sweet friend, is not insurmountable.  We serve an amazing God who is able to do ALL things for those He loves.  He who spoke the world into existence and gifted us with Starbucks caramel lattes (God gets all my glory, friends)- He can do anything.  And, He lives IN you. He lives IN me.  We can do anything through Him.  One step at a time.



An Anecdote of Fear and Angels

When I realized that the only parking available was in a several story parking garage, I felt sick to my stomach.  Parking garages and I do not get along.  I feel like the top of any vehicle I am in is going to be shorn off or that the entire thing is going to collapseContinue Reading

Grateful not proud

Our country is the world, our countrymen are all mankind.  We love the land of our nativity, only as we love all other lands.  The interests, rights, and liberties of American citizens are no more dear to us than are those of the whole human race.  Hence we can allow no appeal to patriotism, toContinue Reading

Sweet Tea, Lent and Gratitude

I’ve written about sweet tea before. It is funny how a drink can be fodder for so much growth and insight in my little ‘ole life. I gave up sweet tea for the first week of Lent. It has been more difficult than you would think.  {It’s only a dollar at Mickey D’s and oftenContinue Reading

He is There

Sometimes the pain in this world leaves my heart heavy. Hope seems lost in the flames of house fires, hard to find for the friends that lost their job and face homelessness at the time of year when home means the most, hidden from friends who discover the sex of the heart beating in theContinue Reading

31 Days to a Clean Heart

Submit yourselves, then, to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Come near to God and He will come near to you.  Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.  Grieve, mourn and wail.  Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.  Humble yourselves before the LordContinue Reading

The Monster

The imperfections of a man, his frailties, his faults, are just as important as his virtues.  You can’t separate them.  They’re wedded.  ~Henry Miller I remember well the days that perfectionism consumed my life. I suppose I came by the desire quite naturally.  A father who demanded more than the best.  Raised by grandparents whoseContinue Reading

It is all good

Non-eucharisteo, ingratitude, was the fall–humanity’s discontent with all that God freely gives. ~Ann Voskamp Heart laid bare in the last post I wrote and I have had nothing to write since. God and I have been wrestling about my present circumstances.  I have failed.  My attempt at giving up grumbling and complaining {Philippians 2: 14}Continue Reading

True Fasting

This is only the second year that I have observed the season of Lent. Attending a Baptist church since being saved in 1999 has not provided an opportunity to learn much about the tradition.  Last year, I studied the traditions and history of Lent.  This year, I am more focused on the verses in theContinue Reading

Work in Progress

I took this interesting and enlightening quiz {you must be brutally honest and prayerful for the responses to be accurate} that assesses your maturity in your relationship with Christ.  Thank you, Rachel Olson, for posting the link to this! I am posting my results for several reasons: To hold myself accountable to the scores IContinue Reading