Category: changes

THE THING ABOUT GRIEF

The thing about grief is that while you are suffocating, the rest of the world seems to be going on without you. But that’s just it. The rest of the world, the people you see smiling and laughing, they may be grieving as well. The thing about grief is that you can feel so lonely in your grief at times. Leaving a hole. And yes, … Read More THE THING ABOUT GRIEF

Becoming Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually Fit 

31 Days to becoming physically, mentally, and spiritually fit! ⬆️ That’s the title to the series I will be doing here on SHINE ON beginning October 1st, 2015. This is my 2nd year attempting to complete the challenge. I dropped out early last year. I plan on sticking it out this year. Fingers crossed. Here’s to trying! Most of the time we think of … Read More Becoming Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually Fit 

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

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

Tuned Out and Tuned In

Quiet. Unsettling. Different. I like it. One week into the social media break and it’s funny how it came after my 31 Days of Being Present in Real Life series. The one that I purposely did NOT complete. Yeah. God does have a sense of humor. So, here I am. Learning things about myself. Listening so much more to God. The noise is tuned … Read More Tuned Out and Tuned In

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

Wishing Our Lives Away

  “I can’t wait until summer.” “I wish it was the weekend already.” “I am so ready for spring.” “Can’t wait until next year.” Wishing our lives away. Not living in the here and now. Focusing on the future. The future that we aren’t even guaranteed. Instead of living where we are right now. As I was thinking about what I was going to … Read More Wishing Our Lives Away

Joining In This Challenge

Day 6 I’m so much more aware of Being Present in Real Life and it’s only Day 6 in the #write31days challenge. I hope you are enjoying the posts. If you are new here, or have missed any of the previous posts, subscribe here, or click here for the Intro post that has ALL of the links attached for each day. Now…. A video … Read More Joining In This Challenge

26 Things To Remember

A list for Mothers or anyone who plays the role of mother.. Or anyone who has a mother. Basically a list for everyone. Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. (Proverbs 23:12 NIV) #1 – You can be their mother and their friend. As long as they respect you as MOTHER first. Friendship is important too. As long as … Read More 26 Things To Remember

Are You a Sheep or a Goat?

   Today, as promised, I am continuing the message : What Are You Filling The Voids With? , and if you missed the first part you should click on the title/link above.   To begin this second part of the message, I need to ask you again, if you know HIM and if HE knows you. As I said in yesterday’s post, there is a … Read More Are You a Sheep or a Goat?

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New Year New Me

Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord … Read More New Year New Me

Take Off The Mask

    Romans 3:10 (NIV) ~ As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one. Romans 3:23, 24 (NIV) ~ for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came from Christ Jesus. There’s something to be said about being REAL with each other. You know, sharing … Read More Take Off The Mask

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