As I share some of my own personal reflection from 2022, perhaps you can relate too? May we all be encouraged to keep on trusting, believing and expecting God’s faithfulness to keep doing something brand new in and through us all for His glory as we head into the new year. Lots of blessings, challenges,Continue reading “2022 Year End Reflection and Encouragement for 2023”
In the midst of opposition, pain, sorrow and suffering, we must do the opposite of what the enemy is enticing us to do. Believe, remain joyful and hopeful, brave and courageous, full of faith overcoming every spirit of despair, while patiently waiting and expecting to see the goodness of God in the land of the living.
We cannot be pitiful and joyful at the same time. I am not always Joyful Jenny. Sometimes I am down with Debbie. I have to spend more time with Jesus on these days. It’s not a quick fix. Perhaps you relate? Sometimes, instead of a praise dance party I have a pity pouting party and that leads to my “Joyful Jenny” name being hypocritical. Self pity always leads me away from the restoration of Joyful Jenny to digressing into the depressive “Debbie Downer” personality for sure.
This parable of the persistent widow I relate to and not just from 2017. Today, on day 18 of 21 days of prayer and fasting at our church, it was timely for me personally to be reminded of this WORD. Am I persistent in prayer and faith like the parable of the persistent widow whoContinue reading “Can you relate?”
It is also good to proclaim and sing of God’s love and faithfulness in and through our mourning and loss. #morninghasbroken #mourninghasbroken One of my dearest friends, a creative spirit, and a mighty warrior woman of God is using the beautiful, old song by Cat Stevens entitled “Morning has Broken” in our upcoming danceContinue reading “Morning has broken…”
My thoughts a few weeks ago – just now posting! Superwoman mindset: Today I will (not necessarily in the order listed): pray worship study the Word water plants feed my dog exercise clean my house (least likely to occur – made beds about as good as it gets) create a grocery/store list go to theContinue reading “Superwoman mindset vs. Godly woman mindset”
My pain has pressed me to pray, praise, and pen – not necessarily in that order. #pressintoGod #pray #praise and #pen #journal #release We are all familiar with the common phrase, “No pain, no gain.” Here’s another thought: Know pain and know the gain that comes from allowing your pain to cause you to gainContinue reading “My “PAINFUL P” Thoughts”
Creative clutter can create a beautiful vision for the eyes to behold. Often us creative souls battle cluttered minds. Help, Lord! Clear the clutter Lord so I can hear You clearly and attend to the call you created me for. #cleartheclutter #helpmefocus #creativecall #creativemindstruggles #canurelate You will keep in perfect peace those who trust inContinue reading “Creative Clutter”
#mightywarriorwomen #forsuchatimeasthis #girlswithswords If the enemy can’t get to you, he will try to get at what is closest to your heart. A mother’s heart is always for her children, just like our Heavenly Father’s heart is for His children. And so I say for all of us warrior women, “When you think of me,Continue reading “Targeted? Take up Your Sword?”
There is a common phrase that sounds like truth. The phrase, “It’s all good” sounds like a good, positive quote, and it is that. “It’s all good”? No, it’s not all good. I like Pastor Steven Furtick’s quote, “It’s never all good.” This is truth. It’s NEVER ALL GOOD, BUT GOD WILL WORK “ALL THESEContinue reading “It’s all good. Not!”
Like anything in life, once you’ve established a habit or discipline of something, that habit, whether it be good or bad, is not easily broken. By human nature, most of us don’t like the terms “exercise” or “discipline” but none of us can deny that without these healthy habits being lived out in ourContinue reading “Need a little exercise challenge?”
The longer I travel on this journey of faith with the Lord, the less I know about where His direction is leading. One thing I have discovered is His path is usually never the road I presumed I would travel, nor the route I might prefer. Nevertheless, His path is still always good and willContinue reading “Unexpected Path Still Good”
Despite daily demands, disappointments, discouragement, delays, devils, distractions, and detours, still determined to keep digging deeper, dreaming, discovering destiny, and devoting my all to the delight of The Dream Giver. No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. Romans 8:37 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achievedContinue reading “Still Determined”
You can’t be a warrior without war, and you can’t be a princess unless you are the daughter of royalty. Listen to Me, O royal daughter; take to heart what I say… (Psalm 45:10) The princess who belongs to King Jesus has another mandate that is more in line with His majesty than her own.Continue reading “Princess & Warrior – The Perfect Combination”
Any calling of God will always require sacrifices … of time, talents, and resources. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. (Romans 11:29). I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness,Continue reading “Sacrificial Calling”
We have all heard people say they don’t attend church, or a particular church, due to all the “hypocrites”. However, is this not a hypocritical statement in and of itself? Those “hypocrites”, as many accuse, are all sinners too, just like all of us (Romans 3:23)! At least the so called hypocrites are practicing someContinue reading “Forsake not – you “hypocrites”!”