The hot sting of the gravel made my eyes water as I pulled each embedded rock from my knee. It was a hot summer day and as a seven year old, I scrambled to find bandages to cover up the fresh wound from my fall before anyone found me. All the while, I repeated the … Continue reading Heart Check: Stone or Flesh?
For the past 26 years, I hated myself. I faithfully read scripture and devoted all my energy to loving God and others. But loving myself was a completely different story. Although, as God has been refining and reshaping me from the inside out, I am beginning to see myself the way He sees me. And … Continue reading “I LOVE ME”
It started off like any other counseling session. But about mid way through, I heard the wind knocking the trees against the windows. Minutes later, the national weather sirens echoed through the house. Even still, I just continued our conversation. We had important things to talk about. Yet, when the second siren went off, a … Continue reading Safe
“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” Luke 5:31 The more I study scripture and specifically the life of Jesus, I find that Jesus spent time with all people, regardless of their status in society, level of education, abilities or disabilities, age, or color of skin. So, as a disciple … Continue reading L.O.V.E. W.E.L.L.
https://youtu.be/ZLsUgFkMF9Y Here is a reading of the poem I recently wrote. You can also find the written version below. Much love and prayers always, Alisha ~~~ One foot in Heaven, One foot on Earth. Some days more than others, I feel torn between two worlds. ~~~ I long to go to my home above, Where … Continue reading “One Foot in Heaven” Poem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2Jm5n-KUTM&list=PLS7f7bvA_jbfcPa_Ktx_chOYrXEOJbGzs ~~~ In the waiting seasons, our identity is often shaken and we wonder about our PURPOSE. I experienced this personally when I lost my job as a teacher and became very sick as I shared in the video. Although when all is stripped away, we are reminded of what is really important and making … Continue reading In the Waiting- Purpose
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” John 15:2 When you read this passage and particularly the word “pruning”, what emotions or thoughts … Continue reading In the Waiting- Pruning
This week, I have the honor of sharing of a place near and dear to my heart: Mountain Mission School. Today they are celebrating 100 YEARS of God’s goodness. Nestled in the hills of Grundy, Virginia, its mission is: Rescuing Kids, Raising Leaders and Reaching the Nations with the Lord at the center of all. I … Continue reading Love far deeper than biological blood at Mountain Mission ❤️
Wow… What an incredible series we have been in these past eight weeks looking at the “Masterpiece Within: The World of our Emotions”. As we discussed in the very beginning, emotions can be messy and scary. There isn’t a set protocol for how we will experience each, let alone a formula to deal with them. … Continue reading The Masterpiece Within: Series Wrap Up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ViNP64saM&feature=youtu.be Check out this weeks blog on the emotion: SHAME! If you are in need of prayer or would like to further connect, please feel free to comment below, email me at email@example.com, find my page on Facebook @scrogginsalisha, YouTube: Mess 2 Masterpiece, or Instagram @mess_2_masterpiece. Also be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my blog so … Continue reading The Masterpiece Within: SHAME