Friday morning prayer group

20150320_080513croppedI can’t say enough about these ladies and how they have supported and loved me!

We have been meeting together for a few years now.  We meet each week to do a devotional, share our prayer requests, and pray for each other.  We share our lives, our praises, and our heartaches. Continue reading “Friday morning prayer group”

Around the Table

Around the Table

A circle of friends
Sharing hearts
Sharing lives
Free of judgment
Full of compassion

I wrote this poem last week, after having dinner with three wonderful ladies.  My heart was so full.

We are all in hard places.  We opened our hearts and shared.  We were reminded that we are not alone.

I think we all walked away strengthened, encouraged, and feeling loved.

I am deeply grateful for these three gifts from God.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
James 1:17

Becoming Myself

Somewhere along the way, I lost sight of who God made me to be.

Looking back over my high school journals, I was compassionate.  I wanted to encourage and help my friends and went out of my way to do so.  I wrote notes.  I went places with others just to be there as a support.

When I started teaching, I remember caring so deeply for my students that it was overwhelming at times.  I mentored two boys who became like sons to me.  I wrote encouraging notes, with parents’ permission, to Christian kids at school. Continue reading “Becoming Myself”