I have been having a super hard week and honestly have not been prioritizing my private time with God, studying scripture and indulging in spiritual self-care in general.  After another long day of doctor appointments, I finally was able to lay down on my bed and quickly decided that worship is what I would focus on at that time.  As I closed my eyes, I take a deep breath and all of the sudden I can remember reading… View Post

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What kind of friend do you see yourself as?  Loyal, helpful?  Dependable, generous?  Perhaps you are all of these attributes and more.  Many of us, like myself, go above and beyond when it comes to those that we care about and are friends with.  Because of the fact that we are so reliable, we are usually the first ones that our friends run to first, when something is going wrong.  They see us as that first line of defense when it comes to getting the help that they need.

It might not be easy to admit, we also have those friends that don’t do the same for us. View Post

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Dear God Almighty,

I come to you today, asking for your help.  I need your heavenly assistance dealing with major stress and frustration.  I am stressed out because my life is not where I think it should be.   I am disheartened because I let others manipulate my thoughts and feelings.  I am discouraged because I am dealing with illness after illness.  And, I’m frustrated because I feel like I am not good enough.  I know I am capable of great things and that you have a grand purpose for my life, but I have no idea what my calling even is.  I am tired of feeling alone.  I am tired of looking down on myself.  I’ve been unable to shake ungodly soul-ties no matter how hard I’ve tried.  I’m tired of begging for true peace in my life but not seeing any.  I imagine the life that I want to live but it feels so out of reach. View Post

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I have to face it, everything about 2017 was more than a challenge.  I don’t want to say that it was the worst year yet – because it wasn’t, but it was probably a close second, possibly third.  Usually, I am able to figure out what lessons I have to learn in any misfortune that comes to me.  But, to be honest, 2017 was very unsettling and upsetting for me, emotionally and physically.  As I took a look back these last few days trying to figure out everything, I questioned myself – How have I changed??  I already know that everything in my life will never be perfect, and that there will be struggles in every season, but what did I do to bring about such negativity and selfish people into my life??  Also, why was I unable to let that emotional baggage all go?  Why can’t certain soul drainers not let me go?  I always thought that I was a strong person inside, and perhaps that’s how it may seem to the outside world looking in – but in my heart I’ve just been fragile as an old egg shell, waiting on a person to step on me hard enough that I would actually break for good. View Post

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