Present Moment · Quality of life

The First Step

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One step at a time will get us there. Thank you God for just enough light for the step I’m on. xx

Letting Go · Quality of life

Gate Closed

My daughter and I moved into our new home this week. We have a large metal gate at the opening of our driveway. While we were moving all our belongings into the house, the gate was always open. Once we finished, the man who built the house shut the gate. We drove up that night to a closed gate and it was the strangest feeling. Was it trying to keep us out? No. It was protecting what’s inside.

blogReflecting on this Easter Sunday, Christ went through massive suffering so we don’t have to. I stayed in suffering, for many years because I didn’t know any different. It’s a learned behavior. Sometimes life starts out hard and we learn it young. Other times, it’s a gradual ascent over time where we just end up there. However you got there doesn’t matter as much as knowing, you don’t have to stay there.

It’s up to us. Christ died so we could enjoy a beautiful life. The advice our parents drilled into us falls short now. Go to college, learn a skill and work hard the rest of your life doesn’t cut it. Your gift will take you farther than any job will.

I was fearful for about half a minute thinking about this move. The actual moving of items was work, but God had this house just sitting here empty, waiting on us. I don’t know why we’re here, or what’s ahead. My life was good where I was. God always has more in store and I was ready for more bettah.

Today, I am open to receiving all the goodness He has in store. No more fear or living a life of suffering. If you are ready to step out of your past, I’m hosting a Virtual Workshop in 2 weeks. Would love to have you join me! We can drive through that gate together and Let It Go.

Flying Free

“Broken Hallelujah”

brokenI love the words to this song by The Afters.

I can barely stand right now.
Everything is crashing down,
And I wonder where You are.

I try to find the words to pray.
I don’t always know what to say,
But You’re the one that can hear my heart.

Even though I don’t know what your plan is,                                                                                      I know You’re making beauty from these ashes.

I’ve seen joy and I’ve seen pain.
On my knees, I call Your name.
Here’s my broken hallelujah.

Have you ever been here? It’s an uncomfortable place to be, but probably the most transformational at the same time. When everything is crashing down around you, and the one thing you know you have…is God. courage

With nothing left to hold onto,
I raise these empty hands to You.
Here’s my broken hallelujah.

You know the things that have brought me here.
You know the story of every tear.
‘Cause You’ve been here from the very start.

That’s the key. God knows exactly where we are and watched as we went there! I woke up one morning to my checking account being overdrawn. That is not a pleasurable site, but knowing God loves me and He has a plan for my good, made me rest in peace that it was going to work out, and it did. It’s when a lot of things like that happen at once that we feel like our sky is falling! I believe in times like that, God knows it will bring us closer to Him. He allows us to face our circumstances that stems from the choices we made. I don’t believe God does things to us….I believe He does everything for us.