Author: vanessalynn239

Choosing gratitude in every season. 

Choosing gratitude is a choice we make in each moment, each hour, each day, week, or season of life.  It’s an ongoing choice and an ongoing battle at times to choose gratitude. It’s easy to feel gratitude in the up seasons of life when we are experiencing a mountaintop view. We especially feel gratitude right…

A harvest season

It’s 4:31 on Saturday morning, and I fell asleep at 2:23 am. 2 hours of sleep, 2 hours is not enough for the day I am about to face. I know I need to get more than 2 hours, yet there is NO way my eyes will be willed back closed. No WAY. So when…

Picking broken dreams back up….

​Sleeping babies, messy kisses, squeals of laughter, declarations of “Mommy, hold me! Mommy look at this! Mommy, come here.” Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. And I almost missed it. I almost missed this beautiful gift times two.   Just a few years ago, I grieved many broken dreams and during that time, I laid down a dream…

When worry comes…

Seek Him. Pray aloud the heartache you are facing. Tell the Lord. Cry It out loud to Him. Tell Him all about your day. Tell Him the pain you are facing, what hurt you, what scares you, what big decisions you are facing. Pour your heart out to Him. Many of us may not have…

You are a valuable treasure! 

​The Lord your God has chosen you to be His own special treasure.  Deuteronomy 14:2 You are God’s special treasure. Treasure! Valuable, worthy, important, and treasured. Enough with the “I am not enough”. That is a lie that must be crushed with truth. Truth that you are enough. Just as you are. Just simply you.…

Keep going…there is light up ahead. 

Ever feel like giving up? Do you sometimes believe the only option  left is throwing in the towel, and running backwards to the safety of the dark? The temptation to give up is sometimes strongest right before breakthrough. Resist these moments with everything you have. Speak truth over yourself. You are not going backwards, you…