“I can’t do this Lord!” This is the conversation I was having with God this morning as I was in complete tears. It’s January 1, 2020 at 4:44 this morning, this is how my New Year started.
Side note here before I dive deep, I have a feeling this is going to be one of my longest blog posts, I know most people don’t have a band-width for long posts, but I need to get this out, and who knows, maybe I will make a video for those of you who prefer video format.
Would you agree that sometimes it’s not easy to share even with your own best friend those deepest most intimate parts of your journey? Some of this will probably be hard to share too, being fully honest with it all.
It took everything to fight the urge to end the video and delete it. It’s the first video I have watched in a really long time. When I saw myself crying, I began crying again. In that moment I knew it needed to be shared and not deleted…
You have no idea how much I wanted to just hit the delete button and go run and hide. I could feel the knot in my throat getting bigger and I could feel the tears starting to form, and then there it was, the ‘ugly cry’! The more I tried to stop it the more it came out. I started to sweat, you can literally see me wiping the sweat. I was thinking to myself, good thing there is only one viewer today because I am going to delete this and re-record it….. Yea, that didn’t happen.Continue reading “When The ‘Ugly Cry’ Takes Over”
Today’s reading plan is 1 Corinthians 10-12 and I find myself ‘geeking out’ in so many areas of our reading lately 🙂 and what started out as dis-belief in my own mind that I could do this every morning LIVE on YOUTUBE, has turned into something that feels easy and attainable. WITH that being said, I couldn’t do it without God there with me steering the wheel. I may shift to weekly or three times a week when we get to the old testament. We will see.
Do you know your spiritual gifts? It says in 1 Corinthians 12:21-27 it says:Continue reading “Spiritual Gifts”
Today is day 41 in reading the bible in a year, and specifically we are starting in the New Testament and reading the New Testament in 90 days. Today our reading is Romans 5-7, (CLICK HERE for the video today) I shared today something that after praying for a friend that the Lord was communicating to me and I wanted to share it here with you.
While in prayer this morning God shared with me that He is developing my patience, and how He wants me to hear with my heart not just my mind. The bible uses the word heart in a figurative sense referring to the inner parts of our being, our thoughts, emotions and will.
God is interested in our hearts.
It is important that we hear His word and yes He wants to increase our knowledge of His word with our mind, but He intends for the POWER of His word to affect our hearts so as we go out into the world we are changed to become more like Christ. May you be blessed today and go out into the world and know that YOU are loved. You are loved and God is Good! That was a message from our pastors yesterday, and too good and relevant not to share here. I hope this is good soulfood for you today, have a great week and we will see you in the morning!Continue reading “God is after our hearts”
No matter what anyone says, you are worthy of God’s love and renewal.
God CAN and WILL restore you! God’s grace changes everything!
No matter how much you think your life is a mess, it’s not too big for God. God will take the mess and make it new. God’s promises say that He makes things new, 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 (NIV) says, ‘Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.’
This morning on SOULFOOD and GRACE, (coffee and tea with Je) we read from the book of Acts 11-13, and we read that God makes unclean clean, and He reminds Peter of this also. God helped Peter escape from prison, and David and Cornelius were considered ‘unlikely’ to be converted to Christianity.
If you have ever felt that you are not worthy of God’s unconditional love, healing, mercy, and restoration, think again my friend! I hope todays message inspires YOU to reconsider this lie, and turn to the truth, which is that God can make anyone new again!Continue reading “He Restores”
What does Jesus’ act teach us? Great Question! I read this section of our reading plan for #thenewtestament this morning on Soulfood and Grace, Day 27, (if you are interested in listening in, HERE is the video today. Don’t forget to subscribe and hit the notification button so you know when I upload new content!)
Jesus explains himself below:
9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”
10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.
12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
How is it that you can serve today just like Jesus did? I also shared in the video the difference that I think happiness and joy is. WATCH THE VIDEO to hear that.
Lots of love! Here is to your purpose and all that you were created to BE,
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Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the steps needed to achieve your BIG DREAM? What you feel God created you for? Well, today, I reflected on an old blog I posted in 2017. I am sharing it again here for you again. And in this message there is offering for faith, #hope, and love.Continue reading “Keep Going [Hope]”
Often times we think its those BIG and GRANDIOSE things that are what matters in life. On social media, we can tend to compare ourselves and make sure to do the ‘thing everyone else is doing’ or ‘doing the thing that coaches are telling us to do’.
I’m a coach, and I’m suggesting to you to not listen to me or anyone else. Gosh, sounds kinda dumb right? Yet, hang with me for a second here….
I was literally having a conversation with my son on the way to school today. We have these soul talks, I love them so much. We were sharing what we each were focusing on for the day, and we somehow got on the topic of worrying about what others think. And for him, we spoke about the feeling of ‘being embarrassed’.Continue reading “Soul Talk: Who Has Your Mind?”
It’s Time Friend.
The time is now.
I’m not sure if we have been connected for a long while, or if you have recently joined me… but you opened this to read it, and so I am assuming you are enjoying my blogs…
Whatever the case, I know you are seeing this on purpose, and the timing is divine too.
Let me start off by saying that 2020 has already started off to be very interesting! And I want to share what I have been seeing within my community and the people around me, but also want to share a little bit about me. I am hoping that wherever you are at in your own journey that it gives you some soulfood and/or grace for your path.Continue reading “My plea to you…”
What consumes your mind controls your life…
I think I made it clear in my first video for reading the bible in 2020 that I was uncomfortable and fighting it. I’ve always felt that what we focus on is what we live out, and in the last couple of months its happened on a grander scale for me to see.
I want to leave names out because that is NOT the focus here, I pray that by me sharing my soul story with you today, as purposeful as the words are, that God is showing you how similar it is to something you may be going through in your life.
I created the exact experience I was running and hiding from.Continue reading “The Old Shovel”
Hello my friend, I’m so happy you are here and you found this however you were led. I want to share a bit of my morning with you, as today my response was incredibly different than it would have been years ago, even last year. And within that I discovered I have given myself grace in areas where I used to be super critical of myself (and probably others too).
This morning I went live on my Youtube Channel for DAY 8, in the Bible in 2020, (we are starting in the New Testament). Wow, it was a bit of a mess to say the least. First, I began stumbling over my notes, but couldn’t figure out why. Our reading plan today is Matthew 22-24, and as I began sharing I went right on through to the next day, sharing some of 25 and 26 without even realizing it. On some level I did because I kept staring at my notes, and I think I got lost in the message…Continue reading “Giving Grace”
Has God led you to share or speak about what He has done in your life with others, only for you to worry about what they may think and so you have shied away from being obedient? Or have you been the one that God has sent multiple people in your path to find you, and you have denied Him?
Today is day 6 in our reading plan for 2020, we are starting with the new testament and are on Matthew 16-18 today. I shared this in today’s video HERE, about how in Matthew 18:10-14 is the parable of the lost sheep. And it led me to contemplate how many times in my past God had put something on my heart and whether it was because I was at a job that I worried because as a manager we were restricted from talking about our faith to employees. Yet there were times that I can recall God was trying to reach those ‘lost sheep’.Continue reading “Will you answer Gods call?”
Today is day 3 in reading the Bible in 2020. I want to share a couple of nuggets with you, and you can see the video on our Soulfood and Grace Channel HERE.
Today we are reading Matthew 7-9
One of the things that really stood out to me was Matthew 7:7-12 that talks about ‘ask, seek, and knock’.
How many times in our life do we think we are asking, seeking, and knocking but are we really? We may be doing that and thinking that is enough, but we are missing one of the biggest pieces to it and that is FAITH. We may pray (ask), and then we are doing the do-diligence (seek) and then we are looking for those opportunities (knocking), but do we allow God to have the steering wheel of our car? Do we have faith that He is leading us and has everything handled? OR are we trying to do it our way?Continue reading “Ask, Seek, Knock”