• bloom2
    Devotionals

    Bloom For Your Creator

    It was our first trip to Holy Hill.  Holy Hill is an old, beautiful church built up on a huge hill overlooking magnificent forests. You can climb up in one of the steeples to get a breathtaking view or hike on trails throughout the surrounding woods. There are also gorgeous statues and depictions of the life of Jesus all around the campus.   As we were walking around viewing everything, I noticed one statue carved into a rock. The statue was not what caught my eye, though.  What caught my eye was a single, yellow flower growing at the top.   It seemed totally impossible. And yet there it was perched atop the…

  • woman holding head
    Faith

    Can We Mess Things Up For God?

    I was reading a blog post the other day where the author was talking about how she would give advice to a friend on the phone, hang up, and think “Wow, that was really good. I should follow my own advice!”   And I thought, “Yeah, me too!”  You see I share bits of inspiration and encouragement on my blog and through social media. And yet I still find myself struggling some days.   I talk about the importance of prayer, and then get distracted while praying. I talk about the importance of spending quiet time with God, and then find myself spending the whole time going over my to-do list for the day.…

  • happy woman laying down
    Faith

    How to REST in God

    As an introvert, one of the hardest things for me to do is to walk into a crowded room of people I don’t know. When I do, I immediately scan the room desperately searching for a familiar face. If I see someone I know, I relax instantly because I know I am not alone.   In the same way, life is a lot easier when we remember God is with us so we don’t have to face anything alone. But sometimes this truth is easy to forget. Especially when life gets hard. But as we grow in our relationship with Christ. And as we take the time to get to know…