My therapist said "Anna, can you repeat this daily?" And just a little more joy breaks through with each proclamation. So in a season where everyone is prompted to reflect on what they're grateful for, but where I know many are struggling here. May we find just one thing something small that we may be able to say: I am grateful for the small sips, the tiny morsels, and the slow drip of the constant grace and mercy of God to meet me in the valley with His truth.
So amidst Asaph's confusion with life, he turns to God and is raw about where He is; He encounters God in worship and finds strength & refuge; and He cannot help but tell others about God and all He does !
Being a teacher I believe I can confidently say that this year is testing everyone's patience. We have had to forgo family time as we desire. Those who have lost loved ones - joining in their grief must be done safely from afar (this by far is the hardest to wish to hug & visit … Continue reading Living in the Helplessness: 5 Sanity Giving Truths Amid Pandemic Living
I know God “created the universe and accomplished our eternal salvation. But [I sometimes struggle to] believe that he condescends to watch [my] soap opera of daily trials and tribulations.” And so I buy my own solutions or remedies for those things. My own remedies are much like those pagan gods, no help.
So pray your tears into the heart of your Heavenly Father. Lay your burdens at His feet. Trust the words "My God will hear me" (Micah 7:7); and know the promises He gives, He keeps:
A quick favorite of mine before this 21 Day Detox has been the Avocado Banana Smoothie. Recipe: 1 Banana 1/2 an Avocado 1 Cup of Spinach Fresh Ginger (we like a lot - my husband asks for extra!) 1 tsp Cinnamon ** Once I added blueberries for a delicious addition. Another time I added a … Continue reading Avocado & Banana Smoothie
I recently began a 21 detox (no meats, grains, refined carbs or processed food. Just fruits, veggies, nuts, and legumes!) and have had to pull out some classics & revamp them. One of my favorites so far is a twist on my vegetable soup. I have a Cosori Pressure Cooker (like Instant Pot) which makes … Continue reading Easy Pressure/Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup Recipe
https://youtu.be/G3BO5r8CJ6E I finally got around to capturing my planning method - Bullet Journaling ! The ins & outs/how to do it and how it has blessed my life !
Hello friends ! I do want to make this as concise as I can - I have been thinking a lot about the racial unrest in our country (and especially how this unrest reveals a lot of ugly truth about the church at large - its complicity in segregation & racism...). I've been coming to … Continue reading The Gospel & Justice
...There is a heart shaped protein that is responsible for COVID-19 being able to form the pieces of machinery it needs to wreck havoc within the body. Within our personal lives & church communities we need to pray the Lord prunes us (John 15) - to remove what does not glorify Him from our hearts and disciplines us into fruitful activity!