• Jesus First Minimalist

    Labor in Vain

    Admitting we have failed, falsely following our flesh, is difficult. We find ourself on the wrong path. That is where I found myself, yet again, this August. As mentioned in my last post Don’t Look Back I admitted how I had found myself drowning in my scrolls of social media once again. To say I was distracted would be an understatement. I was addicted. Scrolling, posting, & liking were a sacrifice. I sacrificed time with my family, prayer, reading God’s word, reading anything, sleep, kisses, hugs, sunshine, exercise, quietness & more all on the alter of Facebook in the pursuit of self promotion & faux inclusion. How could this, Facebook,…

  • Jesus First Minimalist

    Don’t look back…

    Summer is nearing its end & Autumn is swiftly approaching. We welcome the darkness a little bit sooner each day and the pool water ripples in trepidation of the final swim. Our family is anticipating experiencing this new season in our new home, on our new farm, & yet here I find myself…. in almost the exact same place I was last year at this time. I’m drowning in the screen of blue, lost in the scrolling. How did I get here? The hourglass fills, it shatters… millions of grains of sand that I can’t retrieve fall through my fingers. My breath is short from chasing someone else’s audience, striving…

  • Healing Harbor

    Bring your darkness into the light.

    Stop. Don’t say it. If you speak, they will know. They will hate you. They will judge you. Hide it. Shove it down. Be ashamed.Feel dirty.You will never be good enough. Lies. These are ALL lies from the enemy. He wickedly desires that we not only hear these lies but allow them to seep into our souls, poisoning our hearts & minds, restricting our breath, & corroding the lock on the prison door. We all have one…. a memory, an act, something we regret or feel deeply ashamed of. It’s the “if anyone knew…” secret. Our secrets are all different yet have two things in common: they are all related…

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