Letting Go of What Was

Have you ever had enough of something or someone that you’re ready to be done? You just can’t take anymore of whatever it is you’ve been putting up with for way too long. Deep in the recesses of your heart, you hope there is more and better than what you’ve got now. So you yearn…

Walking into New

This is a picture of Presque Isle state park, near my hometown in Pennsylvania. I love fresh fallen snow. So pure. So clean. So firm, yet gentle. So captivating. There’s something so very freeing in the beauty of fresh snow. So many new possibilities awaits. It reminds me of God’s love which is pure enough…

The Self Love Hype

Self love is the new fad. Promoting self is in. We see it with every swipe. You can’t escape it unless you’re disconnected from the social world.  I’m all for self love. After all, our Creator God says we are to love others as we love ourselves. And how can we love others if we…

Tis The Season to Want

   I was perusing Instagram on Black Friday while sipping a Starbucks latte and for an instant, (okay, maybe a tad longer) I wished for the buffet of family, food, fun and festivities my eyes were taking in. My heart sagged. Self-pity lurched. I can feel envy rising in me. I caught myself wanting the…

Choose Joy

There was a long stretch in my life when I literally had no joy. None. Zilch. Nada. Of course I didn’t understand what joy meant until a good 15 years after I asked God to be in my life. Here it is. Joy is a supernatural by product of faith in Christ. Unlike happiness it…