Day 3: The Good

for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

Philippians 2:13

There are many nice people in the world today. That is a good thing. However, many times, people are nice because they expect something in return or because they need to look good. This is only human nature. Continue reading Day 3: The Good


Day 2: Burnout

My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalms‬ ‭73‬:‭26‬

In our fast-paced culture it is easy to experience burnout, especially when you are giving your best and are not getting the desired outcomes. Thinking of this brings to mind a familiar passage:

Continue reading Day 2: Burnout

Day 1: Quench Your Thirst

Two nights ago, I stumbled across some notes I took a few years ago while trying to follow a 21-day challenge by Pastor Kerry Shook. The first of the reference verses jumped at me as I read. My God. I had seen and read this verse many times before but it just became so real to me in a different way than I had always thought about it.

Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again.

John 4:13

Continue reading Day 1: Quench Your Thirst

I Will Sing: Faith

A Holistic Journey


Unless you’re helplessly tone-deaf, you’ll hear the unvarnished attempt of a songwriter
whose gift wasn’t singing. I can’t help wince at my voice but if the Scriptures sung in crude,
bare worship should bless anyone, the embarrassment will have been worth it. I thought
the song of hope would take us nicely from the last post Beauty From Ashes to the
one that’s coming up. You can zoom for the lyrics. Thanks for listening. Love, Me.



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Jonah’s Rage – Giving Up Control

But God said to Jonah, “Do you do well to be angry for the plant?” And he said, “Yes, I do well to be angry, angry enough to die.” And the Lord said, “You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?”
Jonah 4:9-11

A quick background story: God had sent Jonah on a sort of ‘special op’ – into dangerous territory, to deliver a not-so-friendly message. Continue reading Jonah’s Rage – Giving Up Control

100 things I just learned #9: LET’S TALK

If you’re like me, you’ve probably cringed for the most part when you heard this phrase. Or maybe, you just checked out.

Conflict resolution is one of the things I’ve been learning about lately. No, I have not been taking any classes or seeing any counselors – though, I have at least once considered these options. Continue reading 100 things I just learned #9: LET’S TALK

Word Activity

Word Activity

I love word games, though I don’t play as much anymore.

Here’s one of my favorite word games to play: make up as many words as you can using letters from the box in the photo. Try doing this without reusing any letters.

I once had to do something similar for a class in high school, and I remember writing out upwards of 200 words.

How about posting the longest word you find in a comment below?


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