One Year Blogiversary!

It’s official! I have been blogging for one whole year!

I’m really proud of myself. I didn’t blog every day, but I met my goal – to post 100 blogs within the first year.

In honor of this anniversary, I have a request to anyone that sees this post (even if you don’t see it until next year!). Would you share with me in the comment section which blog post has inspired you or encouraged you the most? Or tell me which is your favorite! And then, Continue reading “One Year Blogiversary!”

On That Mountain

I know the gospel, but I love when God reminds me of it in a way that makes it seem like the first time I’ve ever heard it.

I was reading in Isaiah 25 tonight, and the Lord pierced my heart as I read verses 7 & 8.

On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth.

As I read those words, I was almost brought to tears of joy because of what Jesus did for me.

Shroud is defined as Continue reading “On That Mountain”

Psalm 51: 10

Christmas was great, but I don’t just want to move on and forget to be grateful and celebrate all that Jesus has done for me.

I have a tendency to become really grateful the weeks coming up to Christmas Day and then forget what just happened. I go back into the daily routine of just floating along through life.

As I continued reading in Psalm, I came across this verse today, and it spoke to that in me.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” – Psalm 51:10

I am going to pray this every day for a least a week. I don’t want to make too lofty a goal at the risk of falling off the wagon, so I’ll just go a week at a time.

I want to stay focused on Jesus. I don’t simply want to forget the beauty of the King who humbly came to earth to redeem the ones He loves. I don’t want to forget the beginning of the gospel until next year. I want to remain in awe of the moment God said, “It’s time.”

 

Sin and the Sea

I was with a friend and her mom a couple months ago when the Lord gave me the simplest revelation I’ve had in a long time.

My friend’s mom was telling us about her sister who can’t remember much from her early life because of a childhood illness. She told us that she liked to tell her sister about all of the things they used to do as kids, even the things they weren’t supposed to do. When she would tell her sister about that stuff, her sister would reply, “We never did that,” and she meant it. In her mind, it never happened, whether it really did or not.

Then I heard the Lord say, Continue reading “Sin and the Sea”