Treasure

 

Treasure.

What do you picture when you think of treasure? Pirates? Fancy jewelry? Gold and silver?

When I think about treasure I think of something that is special and maybe even one of a kind. Rare and valuable, but maybe not in the sense of money. 

 

Tis The Season !!! Part 2

 

It's December 2017. Is anyone else surprised that Christmas is literally two weeks away? 

We tend to put alot of pressure on ourselves to make this holiday season the best it could possibly be for our loved ones and everyone around us.

 

Do I have a stronghold in my life???

 

Stronghold... 

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary it is a fortified place. Ex.: a fortress, fort, wall, a prison. It is hard to get through it or in it or out of it.

It is a place of security or survival.

 

Relationship is a process

 

Community. As people, I think we all desire to be with other people. 

We want to have someone that will listen to us, share our activities, cry with us when things go wrong.

Sometimes I think we forget the importance of community. God created us to have a desire to be in community with other people. It is as natural as breathing air. We need each other. 

 

JOY

 

JOY...

Tis the season... Are you feeling the "joy of the season" or are you in a hurry to just get through the holidays? It seems more and more people are telling me that they just can't wait to get it over with. Makes you wonder if we possibly have misplaced the point of the whole thing, am I right?

 

Worry/Anxiety

 

Worry/Anxiety. 

 

Do you ever worry? What about anxious thoughts? Are they manageable or overwhelming? 

I have had moments where I literally thought I could not breathe and felt like I would faint right where I stood.

 

Weakness

 

Weakness...

Why do we think weakness is a bad thing? Is it because we don't want to seem like we don't have it together?

 

Trust

 

Today's devo topic is Trust.

Definition: Firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.

Who can you trust? Is it a long list or a very short list? 

 

Embrace The Journey

 

Embrace The Journey.

That is certainly easier said than done. How often do you find yourself saying, "Why is this taking so long?" Sometimes I say it's because I am a slow learner. God is being very patient with me lol. 

 

Identity

 

Identity.

  • One word.
  • What is your identity?
 

Love

 

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

February is the month of love. Everywhere you look there are valentines, flowers, chocolates, heart balloons, etc. Some people call it Single Awareness month. It is fun to watch people get excited over giving gifts to one another and celebrating friendships. That is a really cool thing, but when you don't feel loved it becomes a whole different thing. 

 

What's In A Name???

 

What's in a name?

What name do you go by?

 

Shine A Light!

 

Shine a light!

(Grab a cup of coffee/tea and sit for a moment)

It's a new year and a great opportunity to do things differently, better, smarter, etc. Do you have any ideas to make this year count? make it matter? positive changes? 

 

Tis The Season !!!

 

Tis The Season!!!

Well Thanksgiving has come and gone.

Now we enter into the most wonderful time of the year.

 

Thankful Hearts

 

Thankful Hearts

Do you ever feel like you have everything together? As if there is nothing left to clean, buy, wash, put away, etc. Contentment is a very tricky thing, but I do believe we can find it daily. 

 

The Mission

 

Have you thought about being a missionary?

You don't have to move to a foreign land to share the Gospel. You simply start where you are: in your home, in your neighborhood, at your school/work. God wants to use you right where you are.

 

Prayer

 

Prayer.

Such a powerful thing. Do we use it as a first resource or a last resort? Isn't it crazy to think that the God of the universe, the Creator of all living and breathing things, desires to hear from us? 

 

Fear Not!!!

 

Fear. Do you ever struggle with fear? Sometimes it will hit me out of the blue. Usually it is something completely ridiculous and would never happen. But the result is the same - anxious thoughts, tightness in the chest. You get the idea. 

 

 

Worship

 

Worship

   This is one of my favorite things to talk about. Often we misunderstand that our worship isn't really that important, but to God it is extremely important.

 

 

Lyrics "Lord of Glory" by Lottie Partridge

 

“Lord of Glory” by Lottie

Lord of glory

We praise Your name

We praise Your holy name