2017 Reflections

Wow 2017. I am blown away by the things God did, the ways He nurtured new growth, new birth and ushered restoration into corners of my heart and then flooded back out into facets of my life that I never expected. I have new found courage to never lose hope, to keep trusting in God’s timing, in His character, and remember that the things people may intend for harm, God will always use for His good, in His timing. (Genesis 50:20)

What did I learn in 2017? To leave fear behind and pursue God-breathed dreams with abandon. Don’t expect everyone to understand or to cheer you on, but don’t let that bother or surprise you. Shine your light and mark the way along the path less traveled, believing they will soon be coming along on their own journeys, too. Continue reading “2017 Reflections”

Going Incognito and Serving The King

How many people do you think it took to serve a king and run a royal kingdom? I’m sure it requires a ridiculous amount of unnamed, monotonous jobs compared to the few whose positions are in his named court. There are some pretty dirty jobs, and somebody’s got to do them to keep things running, right? Have you ever seen the show Dirty Jobs? Being a mom needs to be on that list!

Like in any kingdom, including God’s, there are few of us who are chosen to be recognized. However, the applause those in the spotlight receive is in itself enough to cause them to lose sight of The King’s glory rather than their own, so it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s also human nature to perform for the affirmation. It’s easy to do well when everyone is looking and praising your every move, but the majority of us will never receive that sort of feedback in life, nor should we be motivated by it. Continue reading “Going Incognito and Serving The King”