“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.”

2 Timothy 3:16 (NLT)

Happy Friday Dearest Readers!

Today I’m joining Kate Motaung and others where we write on a one word prompt for five minutes. I hope you will join me!

Today’s word: INSPIRE


I’m inspired by words, good books, quotes, and story. Bookshelves spilling over. Libraries and independent book stores. Poetry.

“While I was thinking this I happened to be standing

just outside my door, with my notebook open, 

which is the way I begin every morning.

Then a wren in the privet began to sing.”

Mary Oliver from I Happened To Be Standing

Words, story, quotes, weave beautiful stories. Shelves spilling over is a life well lived.

I want my heart and life to spill over with stories of living inspired.

To inspire others by how I live, how I love, how I serve. Capture and record the God moments through out my days. A journal and pen, close by. Creating space to listen. Making time to love well. Time to serve well.

Living my life in the midst of unholy hard with joy and peace that comes from above. Comes from a holy God.

I long to inspire others, inspire you, to fall in love with God, to engage in His Word. Feast on the Bread of Life. Drink of Living Water. I want for you to gaze into the mirror and see yourself how God sees you, His poiema, His workmanship. 

I long to live a life inspired by God, inspiring you. A life of humility and authenticity.

These are the things that excite me.

What inspires you?

“I want us to learn to look for the lovely all around us and collect it, hold it close, and see how God drops beautiful things into our lives at just the right time to help us step forward on our own paths.”

Annie F. Downs – Looking For Lovely

Gifts of Grace

I’m blessed to serve you in this place, to share with you the Gifts of Grace as I journey through the wilderness. I picture you across the table, hands wrapped tightly around your cup, sharing life, and laughter, and tears. As I share with you, my own daily struggles, I long to hear what yours may be. Sharing the realness of life. You can do that by commenting below or reaching out to me here.

You are welcomed here! Sign up here and receive new posts directly in your inbox. 

In case you missed these posts:

You can find a small sampling of my favorite podcasts here

Step: Taking One Step at a Time

Collect: Living, Collecting, Sharing Stories for Five Minute Friday

Tempted When the Heats Turned Up

Comfort in the In Between: Five Minute Friday

Marriage: Celebrating Marriage, Meandering Through Memories

Generations Lost: Have we given up too soon?