Inexplicably

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Inexplicably and when it seems completely impossible, God can and will give you strength.
Strength to get up.
Strength to take care of what needs to be taken care of.
Strength to make the hard decisions.
Strength to hold onto hope.
Strength to hold onto Him.
He gives strength to the weary.
I know that many of you are facing situations that are draining your strength and leaving you feeling powerless.
It is okay to admit you are not okay.
That you are tired and feel powerless right now.
God does not ask you to “fake it until you make it”, He asks you to receive His grace for one more day.
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:29‬ ‭NIV‬‬
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭NIV‬‬
What do you need strength for today? 
What does it look like to admit you need help rather than “fake it until you make it”?
I am praying for you today. I am praying that you find the strength to do what needs to be done, find your way into His rest, and walk forward in a power that is not your own.

High Heels in the Sand

I started my morning with a strong cup of home brewed coffee and with Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol playing in the background. The action scenes sooth me. Right now it feels like my own personal Mission Impossible to any writing done. Maybe I will get some pointers from the movie.

I just haven’t made the adjustment to the the rhythm of summer. For the last month I have longed for the early mornings and homework stress of the school year to be over and now that I now have that which I romanticized, I feel like I am walking in high heels in the sand. It isn’t working and it doesn’t make much sense.

So, what is the best thing to do? The same thing I do at the beach: take a moment, stop walking and take off my shoes. Let the heat of the summer sand warm my soles and seep in between my toes. Close my eyes, feel the cool breeze on my face, smell the salt water, hear the surf hit the beach and then retreat again. Let go of my expectations and open my eyes to the blue horizon. Relax and enjoy. Open my eyes and continue walking.

Whatever your summer is shaping up to be I pray that you will know God’s presence in it and feel God’s grace throughout it to help you to make whatever adjustments needed to thrive in this beautiful season.

“God be with you. Grace be with you.”
(2 Timothy 4:22 MSG)

Have a wonderful day.