Reaching for Love and Finding His Way

This month has flown by. It has been a busy month of decluttering and packing, readying for our moving. My Recalibrate Life read this month is Your Sacred Yes by Susie Larson. It is definitely the book that has impacted my life the most. The truths within the covers of this book have given me [...]

Rooting in God’s Love

The Lord is using His Word to speak to my heart and give me new and deeper understanding of His love for me. It is truly in His love that we find rest. And it is in that heart-rest that a life of simplicity grows out of. My study of His love began with Ephesians [...]

What is at the Heart of Simplicity?

"Only as we allow the love of Christ to penetrate our wounds will we be able to love again as children love. Only as we open ourselves to the love of Christ and His people can we begin our journey toward being real." Claire Cloninger My Recalibrate Life Read this month is A Place Called [...]

A Look at Depression: Hannah

A heart of desperation is what we find in Hannah when we read her story in 1 Samuel 1. Hannah lived in her home with her husband, Elkanah, as well as with his other wife, Peninnah and her children. Hannah had to share her husband with another woman and that woman's children who were fathered [...]

A Look at Depression: Elijah

DEPRESSION CAN BLIND US TO GOD'S LOVE! Elijah is another man in the Bible who suffered with depression. 1 Kings 19:4-19 shares the details of what Elijah experienced. Elijah's depression struck him after he had had a mountain-top experience with the Lord. He had prayed and asked the Lord to prove Himself as God and [...]

Cultivate Gratitude in Life

When we are little our parents are frequently reminding us to say thank you, whether it is for the lollipop given by a friendly cashier, or a birthday gift from grandma and grandpa, they encourage us to remember our manners. Having a grateful spirit doesn't come naturally, it seems so much easier to grumble and [...]

Love in the Loneliness

“Until I find community enough in being with Jesus first, the entire restaurant wouldn’t suffice the aching that loneliness hungers to fill.” Choosing Real Bekah Jane Pogue Loneliness is very common. Loneliness is a neediness within that eats away at your heart like a cancer. Loneliness is defined as a “sadness because one has no [...]

My Response to “The Broken Way”

This month my posts will be my personal response to Ann Voskamp's book The Broken Way. I have both read and listened to her book repeatedly. The Lord has used it to transform my heart and change some of the ways I have been thinking. Each post this month will center around a word or concept [...]

All Praise to God- Psalm 34

"I will praise the LORD at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the LORD; let all who are discouraged take heart."  Psalm 34:1-2 NLT This psalm is written by David during one of the many difficult times in his life. Praising God is good for the discouraged heart. [...]