February 25, 2019

Sometimes, the Holy Spirit drops the words of old hymns into my Spirit.  As much as I love the modern worship culture that I am a part of, my heart is still pierced by the lyrics of many of the Church songs of old.  This one is resounding in me today.

No matter what we go through...no matter how difficult, how unknown or how frightening our path my appear...we can rest assured that we can surrender all to a loving Savior.  We can lean back into the loving lap of a beautiful Father.  We can trust every aspect of our lives to the leading of the Holy Spirit. 

What's the worst that could happen when I trust m...

February 18, 2019

"Every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, 'This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!' And each day, it's up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart, and say, 'No. This is what's important.' " - Iain Thomas

I love the topic of intimacy with Jesus.  One of my favorite things in the world to do is just sit at His feet like Mary in the Bible, in my Secret Place with Him.  In fact much of my writing deals in the context of the beautiful attributes of Mary resting at the feet of Jesus.  Martha, however, is an important part o...

February 11, 2019

Hello!  Just testing to see if this email function is actually working. Let me know if you receive this...

.... and today, BE BLESSED <3

Mandy xoxoxo

February 9, 2019

There was a season awhile back when I felt like I was being surrounded by attacks. I was being slandered, I had a situation against me that could have potentially left me and my husband in a scary and harmful place, and I was terrified. I had to confront someone and I was TERRIFIED. I mean the trembling, can't eat or sleep kind of terror.

Normally in that situation I would ask a handful of people pray for me, and I would fret (a lot) and probably lay on the floor with worship music and just sob like a baby (instead of worshiping).

But this time, I chose to first remember that I am a DAUGHTER of a God that is much bigge...

February 8, 2019

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. - 1 John 1:5

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. - Galatians 2:20

How many times do we think thoughts similar to this: 

"What's WRONG with me?"

"Why on earth did I respond that way?"

"What's going on in me to make me act like this?" 

"Here I go again....must be something broken on the inside of me."

<can you see me raising both hands...

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