Tag: trust

No room for failure

Each morning, I spend time reading, praying, and meditating. This morning I started reading the book of Joshua in the Bible. I came across a line in verse five that resonated with me. “I will not fail you or forsake you.” I underlined that… Continue Reading “No room for failure”

Not so plain Jane

Jane, Jane, Jane, You’ll probably kill me for this (or at least you’ll want to). I can’t stop thinking about writing this letter to you, and when I can’t get something off my mind, I take action. I think you know this about me,… Continue Reading “Not so plain Jane”

Here’s your sign

*Today’s post is written by my friend and regular contributor, Debra Dickey. Thanks for sharing your insights with us, Debra!* I agree with Moses.  “God, if You are not coming with me, don’t make me go!”  …but if have to, then please, please, please… Continue Reading “Here’s your sign”

Star-spangled moments

*Today’s post is by my friend Debra Dickey, a frequent contributor to this blog. I’m thankful for Debra’s courage to share her own journey in writing because each time she does, I learn and grow.*   1)  A weighty concern regarding the possibility of… Continue Reading “Star-spangled moments”

My leap of faith, part one

*Today’s post is part one in a two-part series by my friend LaTresha Woodruff-Johnson. I’m thankful God places inspiring, compassionate women like her in my life. Stay tuned this week for part two.* I love the LORD; I am not afraid to say it. … Continue Reading “My leap of faith, part one”

The gifts that make a difference

Today’s post is written by my student, Jordan Fryman, who wrote this essay in response to the question, “What are three gifts you’ve received in 2013, and why are they significant to you?” Growing up I have received several gifts, both tangible and  intangible,… Continue Reading “The gifts that make a difference”

Day 19: Dear future Christie

*Day 19 of the Dear Gratitude project features a post written by my friend Christie Chism to her future self. What would you write to YOUR future self?*

The cart before the horse

Raised in the Southern Baptist church, I can sing the lyrics to “Trust and Obey” by John H. Sammis by heart with the best of ’em. I have hummed the hymn for years, summing up the meaning in a juvenile way–I just need to listen… Continue Reading “The cart before the horse”

Powerless

*Special thanks to my friend Debra Dickey for sharing her insights in today’s post.* This is when we are lured to give up.  This is the time we want to quit.  This is the feeling that leads to defeat and sadness.  This is when… Continue Reading “Powerless”

There’s always a rock

*I’m very thankful that Debra Dickey-Liang sent me this post for today sharing her 2013 word of the year with us. What’s your word or theme for 2013? What’s on your mind? What are you learning right now? What will you be grateful for… Continue Reading “There’s always a rock”

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