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Soul Care Part 3: Willingness

Last week we saw the Power in Observing our patterns of behavior and how this helps us recognize the affect they have on our soul care. This week let’s focus on the importance of a WILLING heart. As you’ve been praying, what patterns of behavior(s) has the Holy Spirit revealed that are detrimental in caring …

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Soul Care Part 2: Observation

In my first installment, I shared there is POWER in praying as we care for our soul in the presence of Jesus. If you missed the post, read it HERE. This week’s focus is on how soul care involves the power of observation and our behavioral patterns. I’m amazed that after following Jesus for almost 20 years, I still …

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Soul Care Part 1: Prayer

February is the month of love. On Valentine’s Day, we celebrate the love we have for others by giving chocolates, cards, and flowers. Yet, we often neglect to care for ourselves on a daily basis. Soul care involves adding prayer to our daily life. There is POWER in praying as we care for our soul …

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Soul Care Power

We’ve all been inundated with New Year’s resolution messages. Exercise, eat healthier, take your vitamins, put YOU first. Each message implies, if you fix the outside, you’ll feel satisfied, happy, and fulfilled. Rarely do we hear about soul care. Caring for our soul is as important for long-term health. Without caring for our inner self, …

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Supportive Wings

The ice shimmers in the morning dawn, dark and light blend together like a freshly found diamond. Supported by the ice, birds gather and wait. In the silence, the sound of tiny crystal wind chimes fills the air, their sound puzzling in the stillness of the morning. My eyes search for the source of the …

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Prayer Rhythms

Fall is the perfect time to unplug for a few days. My annual trip up north to visit my dad gives me the space to slow down and rest. There is something about being in a new location with a different rhythm of life. I love that the internet service is slow and the tv …

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Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons

Wrapped in a hoodie, my hands tucked in the sleeves, I am surprised by fall this year. The cooler air, the muted greens and yellows of the leaves and the morning wind, all reminders the season is changing. I’ve enjoyed the summer on the lake. Waterskiing, sunset cruises, and gatherings with family and friends. Each a …

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Butterflies

Leaves rustle, twisting and turning in the breeze as the forest branches sway, making a symphony of music. Along the path, fluttering through the air, rising and falling with the breeze, a small yellow butterfly searches for a place to land. The sunlight enhances its bright yellow hues. Though smaller than the nail of my …

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Daisies

This is the day the Lord has made.We will rejoice and be glad in it.Psalm 118:24 Walking up from the water, my face lights up, I’ve come upon an unexpected surprise. A lovely bunch of daisies have sprouted up and bloomed in our perennial garden. They were not there last year. I have no idea …

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My Chosen Beloved

The music changes. Heads turn as we stand to welcome her into the room. Adorned in white her beauty brings forth fresh tears to the eyes of her beloved. With dewy eyes, she glances down the aisle at her chosen. Their eyes see only one another as she’s ushered down the aisle. The excitement swells …

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Switching Gears

Summer is beginning its surrender to Autumn. Creation is switching gears. Nightfall’s display of bold hues across the lake is earlier as the sunset migrates west across the sky. Dawn breaks later and the morning darkness causes me to burrow deeper under the covers. I am not planning on surrendering my summer days yet, but …

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Mistaken Identity

As I rounded a corner on my walk and glanced into a grove of small trees, my eyes opened wide as quickly took a breath. My heart beating rapidly, I stealthily crept closer. Quickly snapping a picture, I texted multiple friends with the declaration… Look what I saw on my walk! A baby owl!! My …

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