Waiting ~ the time between finding out something could be wrong and getting answers. The long, drawn out time that can drain your spirit.

We all go through times where we have to wait. We can let it crush our spirit and let worry and doubt overwhelm us or we can look to the One that is in control ~ our loving Heavenly Father.

Lately, I have watched loved ones wait and then get the news that they prayed not to get. I have watched them take on cancer and health problems. They have endured the kind of news that could make someone angry and bitter, but they have done the opposite.

They have a strong relationship with our Father, they know who is in control, and they let His light shine through them.

Now I am waiting. Waiting for more x-rays and answers. Worrying about the possibilities has been creeping in, but I am fighting back with God’s Word. I know that no matter what comes along in this life, I can get through it. My faith is strong and my Hope is in Him.

So no matter what comes your way ~ either in the waiting or in the answers ~ take a deep breath, relax, and give it all to Him. He loves us and will never leave us.

Blessings to You!


Start a Fire in my Soul!

It is January 7th and I am fired up for today and for this year! Heard this song on my drive to work this morning and it really got me going!

Start a fire in my soul
Fan the flame and make it grow
So there’s no doubt or denying
Let it burn so brightly
That everyone around can see
That it’s You, that it’s You that we need
Start a fire in me

I am so glad I kept my blog. I really considered just deleting it. The writing just didn’t come last year. I felt like a failure and figured no one read my posts anyway.

I now know that this blog isn’t for anyone else but me. It is a place for me to put down my thoughts and praise my Lord. I was actually shocked when I got a comment from my friend, Jennifer, last night after I posted my one word for the year. It was such a sweet comment and has encouraged me today.

This is the year where I am just me – the me God created me to be!

original-839395-1This has always been one of my favorite verses, but finally it means so much more to me – I actually BELIEVE it!! And what a difference that makes!

I also realized this morning that I want to go to Uganda – I need to go to Uganda! After becoming an advocate for Sole Hope last year, I thought about how amazing it would be to visit. Now I know that this is one of my God-sized dreams. I will leave the timing and details up to Him, but I know in my heart that I will get there.

Until then, I will continue to share about Sole Hope and encourage others to have shoe cutting parties or donate to the organization. Dru and Asher are doing amazing things in Uganda and it is such a blessing to have a small part in helping.

So today, I will hold on tight to my Hope and pray that God will use me in some way each and every day. My fire has been lit!