My whole life - I've been known as the happy one, the positive one, the glass-half-full one, a positive Polly. I'm known to tell people to love themselves fiercely and that anything could always be worse. I'm an uplifter. I like making people happy. I get so excited about the smallest things - and I… Continue reading Having a Happy Personality with a Heavy Soul… Sometimes it gets Weird
Before I even get into the point of this post, if you believe in the power of Jesus - you must believe that we are not defined by our past failures, but in the power of Christ that makes us new. So if you are someone reading this that has made mistakes in relationships in… Continue reading “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him” Wait… what?
Can you really cast all of your anxiety on God? It's easy to pick out the verse 1 Peter 6 to make ourselves feel good in the moment. It reads, "Cast all your anxiety on God because he cares for you." As someone with faith and belief that God loves us, forgives us, and wants… Continue reading Can you really cast all of your anxiety on God?
Weekender's Devotions Isaiah 43:18b-19 Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already—you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there. How easy is… Continue reading Weekender’s Devotions: In the Middle of Chaos
Being an understanding person doesn't mean you have to agree with everyone For a long time now, I've gone out of my way to view everything and everyone objectively. Naturally, we all bring our own experiences, baggage, fears, loves, views, etc. to the table. And not that everyone always means to, but all of those… Continue reading Being an understanding person doesn’t mean you have to agree with everyone
There's a lot going on in my life right now. A lot of changes, a lot of hurt, a lot of soul searching, a lot of reflection, and a lot of healing to be done. But along with that comes finding peace, joy, love, friendship, and faith. I'm not going to sit here and explain every… Continue reading He’s an “I don’t care how far you’ve run, just come home” kind of God
Five Christian Artists for those that might not typically "like Christian Music" Music is such a beautiful and magical art... but it can also be an extremely powerful tool in our lives if we let it. I'll admit that I definitely like a wide variety of music in different settings and moods. However, these five… Continue reading Five Christian Artists for those that might not typically “like Christian Music”
The Surface will Distract You I have NEVER been afraid of the ocean; I think it is mesmerizing. There is nowhere on the planet that I feel closer to God than in the ocean. Maybe it's because of the happy memories that I have of going to the beach as a child, or maybe because… Continue reading Weekender’s Devotions: The Surface will Distract You
Too often I wish I lived in Biblical times where God would literally, verbally speak to me. I try and try to hear God's voice in my life - and yet way too often, my own voice gets in the way. Was that God? Or was that just me? Our minds can be a dangerous… Continue reading Weekender’s Devotions: Let God Battle Your Anxiety