Settling.

Greener Pastures: (My post on Better Self-Worth& Esteem) ) #psalm 23) I’m learning to appreciate everything these days….. And I am blessed to be able to be living in a place where I’ve been for seven years. It’s been a journey of acceptance; yet also esteem. Approximately 13 or 14 years ago I was in…

Still Receiving.

Well this year.. only Three full months in…, and it’s felt like five months! I’m really blessed to be in a place where God moves immensely to just reach me His movement. Our Pastor began this year talking about a sermon series called “Stride: The Pace of Grace.” It really caused me to think sincerely…

Whoosh!

That was my life this past weekend. I don’t quite recall it, even. I want to share a little bit about my weekend. It was something else! We did a day trip and an eight hour drive and I didn’t do much self care, so I suffered a bit. It also was a very emotionally…

Confidence.

Since this month I am  speaking about esteem…  and where it comes from  and how it’s developed, I wanted to share  my story on  how I personally developed  my confidence and esteem . It’s  a story of several  weaved into one,  but  they  all have   deep meaning.   My  story  doesn’t  begin here.. but I wanted…

A Need for Vulnerability: (My Pursuing Healthy Relationships Series)

I’ve had my share of unhealthy relationships. I believe the hardest part of discerning was what was “unhealthy”. I believe that happened because I was simply unaware. I had not defined for myself what I needed, and valued and had not committed completely and wholeheartedly that those values were essential for me to thrive and…

Who Created Molds, Anyway?

Recently, I’ve been listening to an awesome podcast called “Lead Stories.” Jo and Steph, the presenters,  do a great  job at transforming leaders and they particularly did a good job on this podcast, inspiring me. They were defining molds and how they get created, in our lives. Molds are what gives something influence, form or…

“We Are All Like Trees.”

“We Are All Like Trees.” I’ll never forget how her face lit up when she said these words. I was in South Africa, Kuma, South Africa, in fact. I was teaching in a classroom of South African teenagers, and I was on cloud nine, (naw ….101..) Her words were so simple and freeing. Powerful, yet…

Identity in My Community.

Last night was amazing. I spent an hour and a half in community with folk in my church community. Some were members  of my church, and others were not. We all had three things in common: Purpose, Passion And Potential. Our desire is to reach for this, collectively. Some just wanted to be in a…

Developing An Identity is Like Making HUGE Spiderwebs.

Sometimes finding our selves is like making a spider web. It’s intricate, detailed, contemplative and sometimes involves a lot of work. I think I began this journey quite honestly, at a young age. Maybe even before age eleven. Eleven was when my life changed. My Dad decided to live differently. To become a man and…

Indwelling.

Indwelling. Is there such a word? I was reading today in the Word how being in fellowship with friends and others and also God-we learn how to be built up, and grow. We make more room for growth by allowing for friendships; and sometimes those friendships have a God-nature, if you will that comforts. That’s…

Acceptance & Receiving.

This very well may be first writing in 2018 on Receiving. I suppose if I set a goal, then by the end of this year, both you and me shall learn immensely about my one word. (So my first goal is to truly see where this precious word leads me!) I will say this, this…