Category: Bible study

Listen With Your Heart

God simply told me: Comfort Her. I was disappointed when I realized how much student loan debt I would have if I began college this Fall to pursue a dream. See, I knew that I was supposed to pursue a degree in counseling. I just knew that it was finally going to become a realization. I just couldn’t do it. I didn’t want to … Read More Listen With Your Heart

The Comparison Trap

    The Comparison Trap is just that… A trap. A trap that leads to feelings of worthlessness, envy, bitterness, and discontentment. It steals our joy. “Oh, don’t worry; we wouldn’t dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But they are only comparing themselves with each other, using themselves as the standard of measurement. … Read More The Comparison Trap

Peeling and Tossing

It struck me, as  I was thinking on The Mended Heart bible study that I’m doing, and I asked God to peel back the layers.  To show me “me” and to unearth the things that I’ve covered up in order to live “normally”. He wants to heal me completely. To peel back each layer and toss away the hidden junk that keeps me stuck. … Read More Peeling and Tossing

Heart Issues

    Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭4‬:‭23-24‬ NIV)   My mouth. Sometimes A lot of the time, it would do me good to just count to 10.. Or 10,000. Depends on the moment. Hear me when I say that I’m a … Read More Heart Issues

Choosing My Word

Each year for probably the past 3 or 4 years, I’ve prayed for one word that God would give me. A word that HE wants me to focus on for an entire year. Notice. I did not say a word that I wanted to focus on. Let’s be real. If I chose my word, let’s just say that it probably wouldn’t challenge or change … Read More Choosing My Word

And Give Us Thankful Hearts

      I received a message.. “Do you remember what Daddy said for Grace?” MY mind started reeling. Repeating it over in my head.. Again and again. Was it this? Wait, was it that? Then I finally got it. As close as we can remember. He’s in heaven now. We are left with memories. We are thankful for the memories. A father who … Read More And Give Us Thankful Hearts

Welcome To My Monday Morning

(One of my favorite verses. I even wear it daily on a bracelet I had made.) Romans 12:12 ~ Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. As I start my day, I am so blessed to look at this Thankful Tree on my kitchen table and see the leaves of thanks that my family has hung on the limbs. Now… When … Read More Welcome To My Monday Morning

My Place of Solace

{My spiritual whitespace, my place of solace this morning.} {A Psalm of Thanksgiving} I hope you find your place of spiritual rest today. It looks different for everyone. That’s the beauty of it. In fact, it looks different for me each day too. Until Next Time, Heather 🙂 P.S. You should check out Bonnie Gray’s book, FINDING SPIRITUAL WHITESPACE.

Spending Time Alone

    What happens when you don’t really want to BE PRESENT? You know… The days that you want to be alone. Zoned out. On an island even. The days that you just want to withdraw into the shadows. The days when you are just completely mentally drained. Feeling like you are pulled in a thousand directions. What about those days? Do it. Spend … Read More Spending Time Alone

Better Is One Day In His Presence

  I’ve loved the Psalms ever since I can remember. As a young girl in Sunday School class, I remember an assignment from our teacher. Come back next week and tell what our favorite book of the Bible was. Mine was Psalms. I remember well, going to vacation bible school with my cousin out of town. We memorized Psalm 23. I imagine that reciting … Read More Better Is One Day In His Presence

Beauty in the Ordinary

Beauty in the ordinary. Ordinary beauty. It’s everywhere. Beauty tends to be a term that is reserved for the PERFECT things that we deem beautiful by our standards of judging. There is beauty in the ordinary. I step onto the pavement, and the breeze is blowing cool and crisp air, and I look down and see a very unique cone of some sort. At … Read More Beauty in the Ordinary

And I Am Sure Of This

    And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. ~ Philippians 1:6 (ESV)   Ever feel like a FAILURE ? An outright no good can’t do it right failure ? (yes, I am aware that I just wrote a run-on sentence )  Yeah? ME TOO.  Examples … Read More And I Am Sure Of This

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