Category: Authenticity

Seasons

"To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV As we anticipate the coming of fall...come quickly, my heart is stirred toward winter, my favorite season. A time when all is quiet and at rest. The stillness is healing to my soul. And yet as the natural season begins ...

Your Life Speaks All the Time. What Do You Want It To Say?

You're life speaks everyday. Whether you open your mouth audibly or not. Your life speaks. So, what does it say? Does it speak from what you truly value or vary with the whims and opinions of others? Is your life a rock of authenticity or a mound of sand that can be shifted and molded to ...

The “Beautiful You” Project – Personal Journal Entry

Journal entry: [As part of the "BEAUTIFUL YOU" project and it's purpose, I thought it very fitting to disclose my own struggle with approval & validation, with this very personal journal entry.]  Date of entry: 2. 17. 14 Matthew 11:28; Jesus said "Get away with me and you'll recover your life. Keep company with me and ...

Make YOUR Difference ( 4 Things that Distinguish Those Who Dream from Those Who “Get ‘er Done”)

When you've been alive for 56 years, you learn a lot. Mostly from the things that went wrong than from things that went right.  I have learned more from my failures than my successes. Don't get me wrong, there are lessons to be had on both sides of the coin, but it seems like the ...

The Struggle is Real Ya’ll!

Since the age of 8 when I picked up my first plastic play guitar in a hospital room, then at the age of 14 getting a real guitar, I began writing songs and haven’t ever stopped. I’ve married and raised a family, of which I consider my greatest accomplishment and played music in church, in coffee ...

A Hunger for Jesus

Don't mistake my title for some post that's going to talk about pursuing God and if you're not hungry for God, "shame on you" or "you're not a true follower". This post is not about what you're doing wrong, it's about finding true satisfaction in life. My hunger for Jesus has been insatiable for the ...

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? The Art of Truly Looking

I was having a moment today as I recalled a memory of my sister.  Almost six years ago, our family was going through photographs of our oldest sister, who had just passed away suddenly from complications of diabetes. As part of the funeral service we were putting together a video pictorial of her life to ...

FINDING HOME

It feels like I have been trying to find "home" my whole life. You know, like finding "center" or the "core" place in life when you feel, well...."at home"; where it's all ok and safe and sure. I love God and He is definitely "center" but I am finding more in being "His" that is vital ...

An Intimate Moment of the Heart on Mother’s Day!!!!

From day one of our consciousness, we begin building a life of certainty. A life where we call all the shots, and if we are good and careful and even smart enough, things work out exactly how we plan. And, for the most part, our childish minds can build that sort of life, even if we ...

BROKEN…..

I have heard the term "broken" many times. It's almost cliché and stripped of its impact due to overuse. But in the personal lives of people who experience it, its impact is still very much alive. Broken is not a bad place, in fact, it's probably the most sure place you can abide. Although it ...

True Religion Before God, the Father, is This………

  Okay, as Christians we need to have some conversations! Like real conversations. Like conversations that are going to change things. Conversations like missionary, Jack Harris  http://www.globalmessenger.org had with our church many months ago. He talked about enemies that hinder the spreading of the Gospel. The #1 enemy is apathy. We just don't care. I was so convicted, personally, by ...

Do you have a “True North” and What is it?

Faith shapes us all. Whether we believe in the existence of God or not, we still have beliefs or personal creeds we live by. And those beliefs shape our lives. They motivate our behavior, the dreams we dream and ultimately the lives we live. Personal beliefs come from our culture, the environments we are raised ...