Entries by Renee

Reclaiming peace by silencing the clamoring world

I’ve learned to trust that voice when it whispers a suggestion to silence the clamoring of the world. My soul reached a point of fatigue. The constant barrage of fake news and the assault of emotionally charged stories with a sole purpose to incite us persevered.
So I took a fast from social media, news, videos, documentaries, all of it. I feel like a new human. And God spoke and I heard with clarity, which had been the prayer of my heart. Join me for today’s post where I share the experience of my digital detox and how God spoke.

Are we like a frog in hot water

I have a story to share and a point to make. Stick with me. After 3 months of undergoing a full bathroom renovation, I anxiously anticipated my first bath in the new tub. The tub is much smaller than our previous so it filled quickly. I stepped in and instantly hopped right back out. It […]

How do we carry a burden well?

I had a question for God. Why do I feel so burdened? And why am I handling it in a way that feels so overwhelming. God gave me a direct answer. So today’s post actually answers two questions. The first is the question I asked God. Is my burden right or wrong? And help me! The second is how to seek God in our questioning and respond to His answer. God will dialogue with us. He uses different methods based on our unique bent. But experiencing God changes us. Join me for today’s post where I trust you will see your own story in between the lines of my own.

When the truth hurts then heals

I remember praying out loud with one of my little boys asking God to develop the fruits of the Spirit. As I prayed I listed them individually. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. I also used the term long-suffering, which some translations use for patience. He stopped me mid-prayer, “What is long-suffering?” I responded, “It’s the ability to forebear or endure something well.” Immediately, he exclaimed, “Oh, I don’t have that one. Wait a minute. I don’t think I have any of these.” We closed our eyes and continued praying.

I chuckled as I thought back on this memory. But God brought to mind a story from the Bible that really impacted me several years ago. Join me for the full post where I share what God began speaking to me several years ago.

Wash your hands and wash your heart

What if I washed my heart with the same fervor I’m washing my hands? Like my hands, which carry invisible germs, my heart carries and holds what can live hidden from the naked eye.

Do I take inventory of what my heart holds? If I’m following CDC guidelines, maybe I should also follow God’s even closer? I found quite the link between clean hands and clean hearts. Join me for today’s post.

But He Gives Greater Grace

I read James 4:6 and couldn’t move beyond the words greater grace. He gives greater grace. Greater than what? So I opened my journal and allowed God to speak. When I set down my pen, I saw Him with fresh eyes. Join me for a few short words I hope will help you see with fresh vision today. You are so deeply loved.