The State of Our Heart is Critical

The heart is the seat of our identity - the place where we live life from. Finding permanent peace in your heart is the most fulfilling journey you can embark on. Join me as I recount the story of my heart transformation so you too can find hope for peace that remains in spite of our often changing circumstances.

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  • 2023 Adventures with Jesus!

    I believe you will agree – the heart within matters! The heart is the seat of our identity – it is where we live from. Too often our hearts are filled with worry, fear, angst, pain and strife. Is it even possible to find permanent heart peace? I lived decades of my life rarely finding times of sustained peace……until in recent years when I began a very different journey through opening my heart to know God in ways I had never known were possible. I began to experience His promises in my day to day real life.

    It was in the early morning hours of predawn when I was impressed of the Holy Spirit to begin to write a blog that would chronicle some of my journey over the past three to four years; a journey from the place of failure, shame, guilt and frustration to a place of redemption, healing and sustained peace regardless of my outward circumstances – a place I would never have believed I could possibly experience. So welcome to my blog – because our hearts really do matter!

    Easy and Light

    The innate need for acceptance became a driver in my life, a need so strong, I abandoned myself to it – drifting where it took me with little resistance. At the age of fifteen, I began to find remnants of what felt like acceptance, with peers, who like me, were dipping into tasty temptations, willing…

    A Love That Redeems – Even Our Beginnings

    One definition of perception is as follows – Perception refers to the way sensory information is organized, interpreted, and consciously experienced. Throughout our life, our experiences and the things we are taught become the influences which form our beliefs and opinions, and constantly alter and change our perceptions. Probably the biggest discovery I have made, is how…

    The Broken Rocker

    Desperate for answers that would bring about change, I had been uncharacteristically brave and made the decision to fly to Phoenix, Arizona for a week long intensive. It was not the flying there that was the problem, it was the forty minute (or so) drive, after midnight, to the retreat center where I would be…

  • 2023 Adventures with Jesus!

    I believe you will agree – the heart within matters! The heart is the seat of our identity – it is where we live from. Too often our hearts are filled with worry, fear, angst, pain and strife. Is it even possible to find permanent heart peace? I lived decades of my life rarely finding times of sustained peace……until in recent years when I began a very different journey through opening my heart to know God in ways I had never known were possible. I began to experience His promises in my day to day real life.

    It was in the early morning hours of predawn when I was impressed of the Holy Spirit to begin to write a blog that would chronicle some of my journey over the past three to four years; a journey from the place of failure, shame, guilt and frustration to a place of redemption, healing and sustained peace regardless of my outward circumstances – a place I would never have believed I could possibly experience. So welcome to my blog – because our hearts really do matter!

    The Power of Acceptance

    Our hearts were created to bloom and blossom through the nurture and power of our loving Father’s acceptance. Our original paradise was a place of complete acceptance – Adam and Eve did not initially know anything different – until they committed sin and suffered separation from God and His Presence. Innately they knew something had…

    Finding Liberty Through Personal Responsibility – The Paradox

    I mentioned in my last post how frustrated I was when I was triggered by reading these words “you will not hear what you are not willing to obey.” I was immediately filled with emotion as I recalled the frustration and the futility of all “my” self-help efforts. I was running out of willpower to…

    Knowing God – The Portal to Intimacy With God – Part Two

    Colossians 3:4 TPT And as Christ himself is seen for who he really is, who you really are will also be revealed, for you are now one with him in his glory! Let’s spend a few moments pondering a very important question. Do we relate with and connect with Jesus in our heart as a…

  • 2023 Adventures with Jesus!

    I believe you will agree – the heart within matters! The heart is the seat of our identity – it is where we live from. Too often our hearts are filled with worry, fear, angst, pain and strife. Is it even possible to find permanent heart peace? I lived decades of my life rarely finding times of sustained peace……until in recent years when I began a very different journey through opening my heart to know God in ways I had never known were possible. I began to experience His promises in my day to day real life.

    It was in the early morning hours of predawn when I was impressed of the Holy Spirit to begin to write a blog that would chronicle some of my journey over the past three to four years; a journey from the place of failure, shame, guilt and frustration to a place of redemption, healing and sustained peace regardless of my outward circumstances – a place I would never have believed I could possibly experience. So welcome to my blog – because our hearts really do matter!

    Knowing God – The Portal to Intimacy with God – Part 1

    Knowing God – can the created know the Creator, the One Who created the vast expanse? We could fill hard drive libraries discussing this topic and still barely scratch the surface. Yet, my heart leaps with excitement as I consider all the ways He has provided for us to do just that. We were created…

    My Journey to Transformative Trust in God

    I think I pretty much always trusted God for my salvation. In spite of my relationship failures, I believed Jesus was merciful – after all He taught us to forgive others seventy times seven. But I struggled to believe I could experience God’s promises. This led me in more recent years to tenaciously cling to…

    You Can’t Expect Success by Doing What is Wrong….

    I came across a verse over the past year that has continued to reverberate in my heart. I knew it held significance for me – more than what was immediately obvious. Proverbs 12:3 says “You can’t expect success by doing what is wrong. But the lives of his lovers are deeply rooted and firmly planted.”…

  • 2023 Adventures with Jesus!

    I believe you will agree – the heart within matters! The heart is the seat of our identity – it is where we live from. Too often our hearts are filled with worry, fear, angst, pain and strife. Is it even possible to find permanent heart peace? I lived decades of my life rarely finding times of sustained peace……until in recent years when I began a very different journey through opening my heart to know God in ways I had never known were possible. I began to experience His promises in my day to day real life.

    It was in the early morning hours of predawn when I was impressed of the Holy Spirit to begin to write a blog that would chronicle some of my journey over the past three to four years; a journey from the place of failure, shame, guilt and frustration to a place of redemption, healing and sustained peace regardless of my outward circumstances – a place I would never have believed I could possibly experience. So welcome to my blog – because our hearts really do matter!

    The Unseen Tragedy of Our Identity

    I was moments away from drifting off to sleep. I had been sent a link to the trailer for a documentary called The Pearl of Great Price.* As I began to listen I suddenly found myself watching a very different story playing on the movie screen of my heart. It was brief but the impact…

  • 2023 Adventures with Jesus!

    I believe you will agree – the heart within matters! The heart is the seat of our identity – it is where we live from. Too often our hearts are filled with worry, fear, angst, pain and strife. Is it even possible to find permanent heart peace? I lived decades of my life rarely finding times of sustained peace……until in recent years when I began a very different journey through opening my heart to know God in ways I had never known were possible. I began to experience His promises in my day to day real life.

    It was in the early morning hours of predawn when I was impressed of the Holy Spirit to begin to write a blog that would chronicle some of my journey over the past three to four years; a journey from the place of failure, shame, guilt and frustration to a place of redemption, healing and sustained peace regardless of my outward circumstances – a place I would never have believed I could possibly experience. So welcome to my blog – because our hearts really do matter!

  • 2023 Adventures with Jesus!

    I believe you will agree – the heart within matters! The heart is the seat of our identity – it is where we live from. Too often our hearts are filled with worry, fear, angst, pain and strife. Is it even possible to find permanent heart peace? I lived decades of my life rarely finding times of sustained peace……until in recent years when I began a very different journey through opening my heart to know God in ways I had never known were possible. I began to experience His promises in my day to day real life.

    It was in the early morning hours of predawn when I was impressed of the Holy Spirit to begin to write a blog that would chronicle some of my journey over the past three to four years; a journey from the place of failure, shame, guilt and frustration to a place of redemption, healing and sustained peace regardless of my outward circumstances – a place I would never have believed I could possibly experience. So welcome to my blog – because our hearts really do matter!

  • 2023 Adventures with Jesus!

    I believe you will agree – the heart within matters! The heart is the seat of our identity – it is where we live from. Too often our hearts are filled with worry, fear, angst, pain and strife. Is it even possible to find permanent heart peace? I lived decades of my life rarely finding times of sustained peace……until in recent years when I began a very different journey through opening my heart to know God in ways I had never known were possible. I began to experience His promises in my day to day real life.

    It was in the early morning hours of predawn when I was impressed of the Holy Spirit to begin to write a blog that would chronicle some of my journey over the past three to four years; a journey from the place of failure, shame, guilt and frustration to a place of redemption, healing and sustained peace regardless of my outward circumstances – a place I would never have believed I could possibly experience. So welcome to my blog – because our hearts really do matter!

  • 2023 Adventures with Jesus!

    I believe you will agree – the heart within matters! The heart is the seat of our identity – it is where we live from. Too often our hearts are filled with worry, fear, angst, pain and strife. Is it even possible to find permanent heart peace? I lived decades of my life rarely finding times of sustained peace……until in recent years when I began a very different journey through opening my heart to know God in ways I had never known were possible. I began to experience His promises in my day to day real life.

    It was in the early morning hours of predawn when I was impressed of the Holy Spirit to begin to write a blog that would chronicle some of my journey over the past three to four years; a journey from the place of failure, shame, guilt and frustration to a place of redemption, healing and sustained peace regardless of my outward circumstances – a place I would never have believed I could possibly experience. So welcome to my blog – because our hearts really do matter!

  • 2023 Adventures with Jesus!

    I believe you will agree – the heart within matters! The heart is the seat of our identity – it is where we live from. Too often our hearts are filled with worry, fear, angst, pain and strife. Is it even possible to find permanent heart peace? I lived decades of my life rarely finding times of sustained peace……until in recent years when I began a very different journey through opening my heart to know God in ways I had never known were possible. I began to experience His promises in my day to day real life.

    It was in the early morning hours of predawn when I was impressed of the Holy Spirit to begin to write a blog that would chronicle some of my journey over the past three to four years; a journey from the place of failure, shame, guilt and frustration to a place of redemption, healing and sustained peace regardless of my outward circumstances – a place I would never have believed I could possibly experience. So welcome to my blog – because our hearts really do matter!

  • 2023 Adventures with Jesus!

    I believe you will agree – the heart within matters! The heart is the seat of our identity – it is where we live from. Too often our hearts are filled with worry, fear, angst, pain and strife. Is it even possible to find permanent heart peace? I lived decades of my life rarely finding times of sustained peace……until in recent years when I began a very different journey through opening my heart to know God in ways I had never known were possible. I began to experience His promises in my day to day real life.

    It was in the early morning hours of predawn when I was impressed of the Holy Spirit to begin to write a blog that would chronicle some of my journey over the past three to four years; a journey from the place of failure, shame, guilt and frustration to a place of redemption, healing and sustained peace regardless of my outward circumstances – a place I would never have believed I could possibly experience. So welcome to my blog – because our hearts really do matter!

The heart matters – it really matters. It is the seat of our identity – the place where we live from. From the time we are born our heart begins to receive messages that over time translate into beliefs – slowly painting a picture of how we perceive ourselves – who we believe ourselves to be. And that becomes our identity. While some of us receive positive messaging in our developmental years many of us receive a confusing mixture or even worse – negative messaging. Those negative footprints on our heart begin to establish patterns in our behavior which can set the path to failure, destruction and hopelessness. So many of us live with inner turmoil and guilt, never able to find a place of peace or acceptance – striving to be better, seeking the approval of others while becoming ripe bait for toxic codependent relationships. In spite of our best efforts there is much that remains unresolved. This blog brings good news – there is a way to sustained heart peace – regardless of our outward circumstances. Through my real life experiences – seeking to be transparent and vulnerable – I invite you to journey with me as I recount short stories of my journey from hopelessness, weariness and frustration to a place of peace I would have never dreamed possible. Changing yourself through self help and endless effort reaps only what your will power will sustain. Transformation of the heart is positive, permanent, and painless.

It was late in 2021 when in the early predawn hours I was impressed in my spirit to begin a blog to share this lifechanging journey. I am trusting God will provide as I learn – I thank you in advance for your patience with me as I learn the mechanics!

I would be so honored if you would join me as I begin this journey of heart transformation with you – I truly hope you will be inspired or at very least feel a spark of curiosity to choose to come along!

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