I recently explored a few things I love all at once, then it led to a devotion from Genesis 3. This piece brought me so much joy in the making, and I hope it does for you too.
Have you ever struggled with something that you didn’t know how to talk about or felt like you were spinning your wheels because none of your efforts ever helped you gain traction? Me too. Here is my story.
It is the hardest and most personal thing I’ve ever shared and where my art began. After listening, I hope you see your mouth and God differently—and like me, you receive healing too. *trigger warning*
This is one of those stories that kind of leads to nowhere, but that's also its magic. We're so used to deciding what we should experience; we miss a lot of extraordinary things. This post may not land on the extraordinary side for you, but maybe it will set the framework for your own encounter next time. (It’s a little about signs, messengers, intuition, grounding, and breaking up the routine.) Oh and this time, I practice my hand at storytelling. Be blessed. xoxo
If you’ve found yourself leading something that you don’t want to lead, or you're not sure how to, take a listen to this message. The story of Moses and the Red Sea brought me a lot of comfort, and even lightened the load during COVID as I juggled many roles in a new way. I still experienced victories too! May you find the same for you when you meditate on it.
Today is #NationalOysterDay So, as an Oyster Gardener, I wanted to share some tidbits I've learned about oysters along with some new reflections in my quiet time with God about you and I. In this message we consider the words of Ezekiel 36:26. There’s a glitch with the audio for the first few seconds. Hang in there. May it speak to you!
There are too many things in life that we don’t know how to talk about. So we stay quiet which just so happens to be the perfect breeding ground for shame. Here’s a little about my experience with suicidal thoughts, a 12 year sabbatical from writing, depression, and a twist on scripture. (Hopefully, it leads to a comeback for you and I.)
Psalm 139 is known as one of the greatest Psalms for its revelations about God and His healing power. This video is a line by line study of this chapter (along with a mixture of prayer, poetry, testimony, and reflections about oysters). If you’re stuck or in a transition, may it also help you through to your own healing and transformation.
I probably could’ve shortened this one but sometimes it’s hard to tell which examples or details are needed or not. I remember the days I couldn’t hear God speak and quite frankly, I thought other people could be a little nuts when they said God did. But I’ve learned a few things since that time and I’d like to share them with you. May this devotion ‘speak’ to you. God bless. ❤️
It's amazing how God can use the tiniest things to speak to us. He’s always there and ready to commune. Check out this post to learn a little more about that in my latest experience washing oysters for a #savethebay project by @chesapeakebayfoundation. You might also learn about something else God loves.
This is my first 'video' devotion using a new app called 'Splice' and trying to lean on notes. Here are some reflections from an art session with my youngest child. I hope it inspires you as "God's Masterpiece."
Giving my testimony at a VBA Connect Conference at the Williamsburg Lodge in April 2018.