Monday, December 11, 2017

20 Incredible Bible Verses about God’s Strength

I can't complain. I've written a lot lately simply because of this blog. It is only by God's strength that I have been able to do so. When I want to quit, He alone strengthens me. When I'm unsure of what to write, He nudges my thoughts. When I am weak, He is strong.

God’s strength is part of God’s character, illustrated in His acts towards us and directly through his promises. God’s strength, unlike ours, has the power to consistently strengthen us as it is part of our relationship with Him. Even while we are weak. God sympathizes with our weakness and even asks that we place our burdens on Him as He goes with us through this journey called life because He has the ability to sustain us. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Writing About Writing a Prayer

Sometimes when we are stretched or challenged we become more beautiful. The assignment was to write a morning prayer and the only requirement was that it was 700 words or more.

When I initially wrote the prayer it was far less than the required word count. While my prayer was acceptable to God as He has no such requirement, the word count forced me to go deeper as if I was actually spending time in prayer with God. It revealed my heart as I started typing what was in me. My fingers were going faster than my mind as I thought about how my mom prayed every morning for us and how those prayers became the springboard for my own. There was no rhyme or rhythm just a heavenly desire to bring the important things to an Awesome God at the start of my day. As I wrote, I felt vulnerable yet renewed. And I thought if the simple requirement of a word count could make me pour out my heart on paper how much

Monday, December 4, 2017

Women of the Word - Alida Sharp

I met Alida online at the beginning of my blogging journey. Back then she and her husband were missionaries in Russia; she is now currently ministering and serving a Belize. She has shared her heart and God's as she wrote about her time in Russia, her children, weddings, births, disappointments, and triumphs all with the central theme of serving God in every aspect of her life. It's a treat to end this year of this series with Alida's thoughts and it is a testament to God's faithfulness. Since I started this series in the Spring of this year, I have met 9 women to date for whom God's Word is their source. I'm sure there are much more out there and in the new year, I will continue to share their insights with you. I hope you are enriched as I have been. Meet this month's Woman of the Word - Alida Sharp.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sports Bras and Spiritual Protection

When I first started running as an adult, I tried to be cheap and not invest in the proper equipment; if I could cut corners, I did. One day while running with my regular undergarments I discovered why 'the girls' needed proper protection. The constant pounding on the pavement mimicked the up and down motion of the girls and it was nothing short of uncomfortable. It was the first and last time I made that mistake. These days having the right sports bra is a top priority. I can't run if I don't have one - it's that simple.

The original Sportsbra with the creators
Lisa Lindahl left, and her manufacturing partner, Hinda Miller. (Courtesy of Lisa Lindahl)