Taking Life & The Life Giver

The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still. Exodus 14:14 The Facebook share started with “Wanna kill yourself?”. I was immediately and uncomfortably drawn in.  Several sentences met my thoughts with, sure, that’s true enough.  Others made my eyes well.  But most annoyed me.  And honestly by the end I was somewhere…

Faith & Belief

I’m really at a crossroads in life right now, in many ways. Physically, emotionally, and very much spiritually. I feel like whatever is coming my way is going to make me or break me. I barely have the strength to fight right now, and I’m barely hanging by a thread. Ever felt that way? We…

Sun & Shadow

The bad memories, and the really painful ones, tend to always have a golden summer hue to them.  Which is all the more disturbing, really.  Collectively they sit in the recesses of my existence, never quite erased, but certainly not wanted.  Definitely not needed in the every day.  But all these memories together form a…

Truth & Lies

I have a confession. It’s hard for me to admit.  It’s ugly.  It’s a constant fight, like to the death fight, no holding back, sweating, gasping, breathless FIGHT. I struggle with faith. Not faith in Jesus………faith in the rest of the promises in scripture.  But wait!  Wait, isn’t that the same thing?  If I believe…

Shiny & New

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. II Corinthians 5:17 It’s a new year.  We all want to feel shiny and new, embrace new things, get rid of the old. Thankfully Jesus paved the way for us to do just that….

Fives

I have a thing about the number five.  Like a serious THING.  So 2015 was supposed to be super fantastic.  Those fives, you know. I came into 2015 with bright eyed gusto,  expecting amazing things. Wonderful things.  I wasn’t entirely prepared for the disappointment this year would hold.  The despair that would gather around me…