- 24th April
- 18th April
I love when I open my journal to the same date from a previous year and find exactly what I need to read in that moment. It’s almost like my younger self is encouraging my older self…
This time last year I was preparing to move from New York to Atlanta and I didn’t have a car. In case you don’t know, Atlanta is NOT a city known for its amazing public transportation! For example, a 15-minute drive can take upwards of 2 1/2 hours via bus/Marta…
From my previous post, you know that I’m waiting on a word from God. Last night I was in tears because quite honestly, I’m tired of waiting. But, I don’t want to step outside of God’s will, so I’ve resolved that I will continue to wait. I will continue to trust. I will continue to have faith that God has my best interest in mind and He will speak when He knows I’m really ready to listen.
But, let me get back to the point of this post:
Last night, I opened my journal to 4/17/12 and read my concerns about moving to Atlanta in 3 days with no leads on securing a car. But, the words in my journal weren’t complaints to God (something I sometimes slip into now), they were exhortations to myself to not lose faith in God’s promises and plan for me in Atlanta! In fact, within a week of moving here, God provided me with a car and enough funds to pay for the car. Praise God!
Sometimes when you’re low, you just have to encourage yourself!
And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in theLord his God.
-1 Samuel 30:6 KJV
The NLT version says, “David found strength in the Lord his God” (emphasis added).
In our weakness, God’s strength is made perfect. Rather than let my circumstances consume me, I’m choosing to find strength and encourage myself in God. So like Paul says,
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. - 2 Corinthians 12:9b NIV
My impatience (because that’s what it really is) is a weakness. But I thank God that His POWER will rest on me!
- 21st May
I was so excited when I saw a sign for Atlanta Streets Alive on my way to the studio a couple weeks ago. I love to get out on a sunny day and explore my (new) city! Hundreds of people came out to walk, jog, rollerblade and bike along a 2-mile stretch on North Highland Avenue. I’m so glad the rain held off until Monday! Take a look at some pictures from the route:
I love how this guy seemed so calm and laid back with all of the activity going on around him:
Her flexibility and strength were nothing short of amazing:
We couldn’t resist cashing in our 10% off coupon at Fruttela. The frozen yogurt was a great treat after hitting the streets!
- 15th May
- 24th March