Fighting Words Friday: Love Is

This was one of the first verses I memorized, and man… it kicked my butt! As I committed these words to memory, I kept thinking about all the ways that I do not love very well. It was a beautiful challenge for me to continue asking God to change my heart to make me more like Him, and then it hit me. GOD is LOVE. He is ALL of these things for us. He is patient, kind, humble, honoring, selfless, not easily angered…

Fighting Words Friday: I Will Trust in You

I’m studying the Psalms this summer and learned today that David wrote this Psalm when he was surrounded by enemies, feeling VERY afraid of losing his life. And there in the face of that very real and visceral fear, David makes this proclamation: “I will trust in you.” That is so beautiful to me. I love watching David boss around his emotions. He doesn’t hide his feelings…

Fighting Words Friday: Sleep in Peace

I memorized this verse a long time ago after our house was broken into. We were not home when it happened, but I  still  remember feeling violated and so so afraid, especially at night. I wrote this verse on cards and put them all over my house... on the fridge, on the front door so I’d see it as I walked out every day, on the bathroom mirror, in my car. I would say this verse over and over again at night…

Fighting Words Friday: Acknowledge Him

I can tell you this. I have spent a whole lot of time trying to lean on my own understanding in my life. I’ve also tried leaning on the Lord, and trusting Him even when my eyes and my mind can’t make sense of what is going on in my life or around me, and I never regret the time I spend acknowledging Him. I used to think this verse meant that if I prayed and acknowledged God in my mess…