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?
As I draw nearer to the day signifying seven months without nutrition, It is no doubt a miracle. Though my physical body is getting more and more fragile. I compensated with extra rest at first. Yet with each pressing hour, I find myself wandering beyond my bedroom walls Into the wilderness. Although lifting a finger … Continue reading The “Dark Night of the Soul”
It wasn’t out of the norm for the girls to be late. Although as the minutes multiplied, so did my frustration. All day, they complained about being hungry and bored. Where are they now? It was midway through summer at the residential school I worked at and so amidst our boredom one afternoon, I decided … Continue reading Come and Seek
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 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.
Readying Our Feet with Peace I loved running barefoot as a child. Day and night, my growing feet like to venture all different terrains. Some seemed softer, like sand or grass underneath a tree. Still, the hot pavement or river rocks were marked by edges and jarring. One summer night, I was dashing out the … Continue reading The War for Our Souls: Week 3
“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
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://youtu.be/M6W1kGQF-J0 Check out this weeks blog on the emotion: JOY! 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: JOY
Rest. Four familiar letters forming such a simple instruction, though commonly forgotten or pushed to the side by procrastination, especially by those of us who need it most. Even mentioning such, you might be squirming in your seat, tempted to keep on scrolling, believing, “Oh no. You don't know my schedule. That’s not for me.” … Continue reading Refusing to Run From Rest