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THIS. This. Do you know this to be true? Think about whatever it is that may be on your mind today or something you've been struggling with-- Do you think your emotions about that would be different if you handled it thinking- "Jesus, how will we walk through this together?" You see, I am convinced that loneliness is satan's favorite word and that isolation is his primary tactic. He knows that if he can convince us that we are going...

You can do SO much with today but you can do absolutely nothing with yesterday. Reflect on it? Okay, yes. Enough to absorb and glean the lessons necessary from it. Forgive yourself for it, however you messed up or wish you would've spent it differently? Completely. But all else? Nada. Zilch. Done, finito, in the PAST. And the crazy awesome, almost confusingly amazing part about our Jesus? He has already forgiven you for whatever you're still holding onto and He is...

Hey friend- guess what? You made it through Monday. You were second-guessing yourself when the Sunday Scaries came yesterday, weren't you? As I've gone throughout the tasks of my day, the Lord has been continuously reminding me of this truth: "Cleere- I know you're working through your to-do list right now and you have some things you want to cross off your plate, but I need you to understand that rest is still possible in the "doing". I need you to...

"It is well with my soul"-- I have seen this on t-shirts and cards and walls and in books and there is something so peaceful sounding about the wording alone, isn't there? . It is "well"-- not just okay, not just fine, not "good" or expected but rather, WELL-- it is best. . And "with my SOUL"-- as in, if you search deep down in the innermost parts of my being, where certain things hide and where my heart retreats to-- there,...

Wouldn't it be a shame if we spent our lives running up and down the field? Not because we didn't have the skills we needed to score; not because we were afraid to get out there and give it a try; not because the coach decided to bench us--but rather, because we entered the field not knowing where to direct our energy, talent and focus. Setting goals used to feel like setting myself up for defeat or possible rejection. I...