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Saving Her Pilgrim Soul

My God, my soul is weary. My heart is tired and my body broken. Now I walk this narrow path, full of labors untold, this journey of devotion and service, ever working for the glory of You who has saved me. Lord, in Your mercy, give me strength to continue. This solitary path, an oath of loneliness and poverty, down the ever winding roads of sorrow. I am a wanderer, a pilgrim soul. Physically … Read More

Year of Godly Fruit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23 It’s that time of year again when I look back and reflect on the past year and ponder about the year to come. When my husband and I married, we started the tradition of naming each new year to give us a focal point to … Read More

Song of the Broken Hearted

“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” – Psalm 34:18 My cup of grief has spilled over. But my tears have dried for a moment and it’s time for my words to take over. Last night, my beloved cousin committed suicide. It still hasn’t fully sunk in yet because sadly, we haven’t kept in touch much the past few years … Read More

Beyond My Wildest Dreams

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” – Ephesians 3:20-22 Have you ever had one of those days when, even in the midst of the chaos and struggles, you are just so filled with the … Read More

5 Lessons From a Life of Soul Searching

“That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” – Colossians 2:2-3 I’ve done a lot of soul searching the past couple years and gone through some radical changes. I’ve hurt a lot and … Read More

A Living Sacrifice

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” – Romans 12:1-2 Let everything you do be an act of devotion. Stop … Read More

Making a House a Home

This is a shout out of love to all the homemakers out there. Cheers to us all, because we all know that this is a difficult job, but our presence in the lives of our people, whether acknowledged or not, is priceless. ♥ It’s been a long and fully packed seven days moving my family this past week and we’re finally settling into our new home. Through the moving process I’ve had a lot … Read More

31 Days: An Experiment in Biblical Womanhood

A person’s walk with God is such an incredibly unique and intimate journey. No two paths are ever identicle and that is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a wonderful gift we have been given, our individuality. Over the past 30 years, there have been some pieces of my identity that have remained in my heart even during the years I spent running from God. One of which is my personal inclination towards a traditional … Read More

Catalysts of Faith

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20 One’s walk with God can sure feel like a hurricane at times. Throughout my thirty plus years of life, I’ve been changed in … Read More

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