• #BISsisterhood Link-Up,  relationships

    UNCONDITIONAL

    This past year my heart has been undergoing some serious growing pains. I’m learning to love. Disney doesn’t tell you how hard that is and they make you think that your happily ever after should happen in a blink of the eye. Love is slow and painful, but always the path to joy. I am learning to say no to myself, so I can say yes to love. It’s a daily battle, but I want to keep showing up. Here’s the truth: We don’t deserve love, but we are worthy of love, because He made it so. How blessed are we that God does not tire of how undeserving we…

  • #BISsisterhood Link-Up

    REMEMBERING

    Remembering opens the door to gratitude. Remembering is not a means to itself, it leads us to communion. We can only open our eyes to the needs of our brothers and sisters if we first have a grateful heart. When we reflect on moments of beauty in our lives, we can more easily cultivate a heart of thanksgiving for those who fight for our freedom. In this meditation, we are drawn into communion with all those who remember. Remembrance Day highlights this need for community and those who defend it; lest we forget. Remembrance Day was yesterday in Canada, but in your heart, make room to cultivate space to be…

  • #BISsisterhood Link-Up,  beauty

    YOU’RE A BEAUT, YOU HEAR ME?

    You, sweet sister, are the crown of creation. You are beautiful. So much so, that after God created you, He stopped. Woman is the last of His creations. There is no other creation that surpasses us in beauty. Let that sink in… There is a vicious attack on women and we are being lied to about our beauty. We are constantly being told that we are not enough, well I’m here today to say ENOUGH. Enough with the lies, enough with the insecurities, enough with the gossip, enough with the comparison; ENOUGH. Today, find a mirror and behold your beauty. Stop, look at yourself, and remind yourself that whatever you…

  • #BISsisterhood Link-Up

    ALL OF ME

    I struggle to show others my heart. There is a myriad of little Babushkas inside of me, all neatly hidden, but rattling if I am shaken. The exterior one is the flawless veneer of my soul, but I know that You, o Lord, are not fooled. Could I love myself in my wholeness? You command it. I struggle to be obedient. I constantly feel drowned with the lie that my brokeness is beyond Your grace. Grant me faith God, for deep within me, You are present. Let me shed my outer layers and dwell in the interior castle of my soul. The fact that it is made in God’s image…

  • #BISsisterhood Link-Up,  faith

    A NEW CREATION

    I’ve been a dangerous flirt in the past. Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain. I used to get a malicious pleasure in making heads turn. I was so proud to be considered beautiful, but oh how little I knew about Beauty. I rarely ever got past a first date in university because I was far too interested in the quick, easy and cheap validation I got from dressing immodestly and going clubbing on the weekend with my girlfriends. Thanks be to God, good seeds had been planted in me when I was in high school. I cannot give sufficient thanks to my father who would drive me every Sunday…