Category: draw near

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

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Hidden Away No Longer

{Let me preface this post with this…I originally wrote the main part of this post 2 days before God spoke to me through the obedient vessels who are my sweet sisters in Christ. (they know who they are). If you don’t believe that God still speaks to you through others and by The power of The Holy Spirit, well that’s your opinion. Because I’m … Read More Hidden Away No Longer

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

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

31 Days of Being Present

Day 1 of Being Present Day 2 Seeing Those Around You  Day 3  Day 4 When Memories Are All You Have Left Day 5 Memories Made By Being Present Day 6 Joining In This Challenge Day 7 Better is One Day in His Presence Day 8 Wishing Our Lives Away Day 9 A Great Reminder Day 10 Spending Time Alone Day 11 My Place … Read More 31 Days of Being Present

Without JESUS

I’ve found that with grief comes moodiness. Some days I’m more irritable than others. Some parts of the day I’m “ok” and at other moments I’m not. Not many people see those sides of my grief. Or if they do, I don’t even realize it. Truth is, I don’t know when the low moments will occur. Anything can trigger them. They may last 5 … Read More Without JESUS

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?

What Are You Filling The Voids With?

As promised, today I am sharing with you all the message that I shared with the girls last weekend at the “Girls Night Out” event. Of course, this will be more of a summary of the entire message. In fact, there will be two parts to this post, and I will post Part Two tomorrow. My husband  let me know that I spoke for … Read More What Are You Filling The Voids With?

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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

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