Sometimes the path forward is standing still and letting God speak. Listen. He will make it clear.
When I think of God’s goodness, I alternate between tears of gratitude and dances of joy. But maybe you’re thinking “God is good? How is that true with all that’s happening in the world? With all that’s happening in my life?” Because God’s goodness is not conditional. Goodness is His nature. He is always present, … Continue reading God’s Goodness
I’d stopped and started more times than I could count. Waded into the water only to quickly retreat to the familiarity of the shore. What’s the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I needed to do something different. I needed accountability. I’d done writing conferences and workshops … Continue reading The Blessing of Accountability
Let’s hold fast to the promise of redemption and restoration, grace and growth, purpose and provision, a hope and a future. God’s transforming power and enduring love are at work. Don’t lose heart.❤️
Understanding what was The gift of hindsight The wisdom of experience At peace with what is Reconciling expectations Forgiving what can’t be known Hopeful for what will be Buoyed by promise Walking by faith Envisioning endless possibilities A New Thing. -LAS “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do … Continue reading A New Thing
Around this time last year, I tried my hand at microfiction with The Writer Magazine’s 100-word contest. I don’t consider myself a fiction writer but, with time and a $10 entry fee to spare, I thought “Why not?!” So color me shocked when I finished as 1 of 50 semi-finalists. Ok. Not bad. Was I … Continue reading “Why Not?!”
If you’re scratching your head thinking “Wait. What happened? Barnabas Blessings? I thought this was The Published Journey. Is this right? Am I in the right place?” Yes! Same blog, different name. Let me explain… Who is Barnabas? Acts 4:36 introduces Joseph, nicknamed by the apostles, Barnabas, meaning Son of Encouragement. He was known for … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Perfection makes impossible demands Leaving you parched Thirsting for drops of validation Begging to be understood To be seen To be heard But, dear one, do you know how lovingly you were formed? Every hair numbered Your life purposed Your very existence a reflection of God's glory You are the apple of His eye In … Continue reading Do You Know?
Step by step, day by day Imperfect progress is still progress
Tis the season, friends. And no doubt it’s...different. I found myself close to ‘Bah Humbug’ until I was struck by the words of an old familiar carol: 🎶God rest ye merry gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember Christ our Savior Was born on Christmas Day To save us all from Satan's pow'r When we were … Continue reading Tidings of Comfort and Joy