Deeper Roots – Psalm 55:22

A humbled and open heart are fertile soil for God’s seeds of wisdom. Establishing deeper roots requires analyzing God’s word to discover truths, values, and lessons for application to our lives. Periodically, a scripture or passage calls for further exploration, like Psalm 55:22. Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he willContinue reading “Deeper Roots – Psalm 55:22”

Weekly Declaration

God’s children will reflect His character. Each week, we focus on one scripture while highlighting a declaration (Who God is) and affirmation (Who we are as believers). This week’s scripture is: O Lord, you have searched me and known me! Psalm 139:1 Declaration God is all-knowing (omniscient). Affirmation I am known by God. What actionsContinue reading “Weekly Declaration”

Misplaced Fears

Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries with his feet [acting impulsively and proceeding without caution or analyzing the consequences] sins (misses the mark). Proverbs 19:2 AMP As a young child, I typically had two responses to things that frightened me: dive in head first orContinue reading “Misplaced Fears”

Weekly Declaration

God’s children will reflect His character. Each week, we focus on one scripture while highlighting a declaration (Who God is) and affirmation (Who we are as believers). This week’s scripture is: Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8 Declaration God is love. Affirmation I am loved. What actions can you takeContinue reading “Weekly Declaration”

Why “The Restored Orchard”?

How I was called to challenge others to bear good fruit…. As a child, I recall writing and doodling in journals, but somewhere along the way, life happened. My love of journaling remained, but as something that filled my personal time. In 2019, I reached a spiritual breaking point. I had to let go ofContinue reading “Why “The Restored Orchard”?”

My Grace is sufficient…

How often have we heard, “Give yourself grace” or “Give (insert name here) some grace”? A well meaning phrase in culture that is used to calm fears, anxiety or cover when someone falls short. One morning in bible study, I reflected on 2 Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power isContinue reading “My Grace is sufficient…”