God, help me! I don't know how to pursue holiness... This thought flashed across my mind, after I had fallen back to an old habit that God had convicted me of. But this time, I felt the need for input from other godly sisters in Christ, and on one of my favorite blogs, I came across … Continue reading Striving for Holiness
“If you would live in victory . . . you must refuse to be dominated by the seen and the felt.” —Amy Carmichael It just wasn’t working; I could not sew Anna’s graduation dress and this was my last full day to work on it. But for the life of me, I could not concentrate. … Continue reading Refusing to be Dominated by NOW
It was a quiet gloomy afternoon, after a crazy morning. I was sitting at the piano, playing through one of my favorite songbooks. All of sudden, a thought ran through my head, stirring up a lot of emotion. The question bothered me: what am I really living for? Am I living to learning Hebrew? (I … Continue reading What am I living for?
Sometimes, it's hard to give someone who hurts me a second chance. Especially if I have given them chances multiple times, and they still hurt me in the exact same way. This fall, a point was reached, where I choose to stop keeping all the pain in (as if stuffing the pain would work...because it didn't). Certain … Continue reading Finding healing in the midst of pain
The grass was bright green and birds were singing as I left my violin teacher’s house. It was a beautiful spring day. But I didn’t notice it. All I could think about was the lesson that I had just finished. It had been terrible, and it was all my fault. The week before, my teacher … Continue reading “I’m not good enough”
This afternoon, I have been “trying” to write a blogpost, in between surfing the internet, reading the news & friends’ blogs, and checking my emails. After an hour, I got really frustrated, and started to ask God “why He was calling me to write when He was not giving me anything to write about.” He … Continue reading With ALL my heart
Panic grips my fingers. My mind whirls as I try to type this first blogpost. FEAR. This word flashes across my mind. The fear of writing something wrong. The fear of what people that I know will think of me. The fear of being wrong and leading others astray. And I thought blogging was supposed … Continue reading The First Step