Thousandth Generation

Over Christmas, we went to Mississippi to see family. While we were there, on one occasion, my grandparents, mom, brother, and I were all sitting around the kitchen table. My Nana was telling us that when my Papa and her were raising my mom and aunt, they had wanted to start a housing unit/apartments for…… Continue reading Thousandth Generation

Compassion and Grace ~ A Journal Entry

Recently, I found a passage in the Bible that really touched me. The whole chapter is Isaiah 54. As someone who struggles with perfectionism, I often times tend to see God almost as a dictator. I find myself often thinking, oh no, I just thought that. And that thought usually ends up going in the…… Continue reading Compassion and Grace ~ A Journal Entry

The Bird of Hope ~ A Journal Entry

I’ve always loved to write. Even from a young age, I would staple and tape my own paper books together. Besides story-telling though, I also enjoy writing poetry. Songs, I believe, are a form of poetry. They are poetry with music. The hymn ‘Amazing Grace,’ after all, did not always have music accompanying it. I…… Continue reading The Bird of Hope ~ A Journal Entry

Grace…Not Perfection

Well. You’ve probably figured by now that I’m a perfectionist. #hadtousethatgif Anyway. Now that we’ve covered that I am a perfectionist, the rest of this post will probably make more sense. As a perfectionist, legalism is something I struggle with. I want to do everything right. All the time. Ah. Mary Poppins. Sadly, however, I…… Continue reading Grace…Not Perfection

Prison of Fear

Everyone has fears. Some are small, others are big, and then, there are those that completely and totally overwhelm us. Fear is a tricky thing. It can creep up slowly and over time; perhaps subconsciously, until it rears its ugly head in our face. In other cases, it can come suddenly and without announcement. Maybe…… Continue reading Prison of Fear

To Read, To Memorize

People always wonder how to hear the Holy Spirit – to discern what is their own thought and what is God speaking to them. Obviously there is not an exact “take-home” formula for this, but there is at least one area where God has and can surely use to speak to His children: Scripture. God…… Continue reading To Read, To Memorize

Imperfect Prayers

Do you ever feel so much pressure to be perfect? I know that I do, and for all my fellow perfectionists out there, it can be an awful burden to carry can’t it? Many times, I find myself praying to the Lord and as I am, any one of these thoughts could very well be…… Continue reading Imperfect Prayers

Trust

Trust. That one word that can ignite so many different emotions in people: fear – can I really unveil my heart to someone without it being stomped on?, anger – betrayal by one previously held in your confidence, and for maybe, a few, excitement. Nevertheless, trust has a different meaning in all of our souls.…… Continue reading Trust

My Favorite Bible Verses

I hope all of y’all have had a wonderful beginning to your week! 🙂 With school already starting and activities picking up, I’m sure life has sped up for you as it has for me. Henceforth then, with this thought in mind, I decided to share a few of my favorite Bible verses with you! Continuing…… Continue reading My Favorite Bible Verses