Emotions · flesh · Heart · Love · Spirit · Stirred Up

emotions stirred…

I find emotions stirred… caught up in a competition… One in which I have no stake… emotional or otherwise… I don’t know the competitors… except by reputation… but I find my heart rate increased… attention riveted… My own loud exclamation… grabs my attention… And I wonder… Why…? why do I care so much…? so much… I…… Continue reading emotions stirred…

Deception · Emotions · Holy Spirit

heart takeover…

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9 ESV Emotions… My broken… soul-sick… emotions used to drive my words… actions… life… It wasn’t pretty… Left my heart wounded… My thoughts dark… They led me to places I should’ve never wandered… So grateful… He has… and is… increasingly……… Continue reading heart takeover…

Anger · Emotions · Joy · Love

mixed emotions… steadfast love…

A day of mixed emotions… contentment… distraction… joy… frustration… surprise… uncertainty… just to name a few… The heart has many ups and downs in a single day… but in it all there is a constant… His steadfast love… I called on Him… talked to Him… about emotions… dark and light… knowing He already knows… and…… Continue reading mixed emotions… steadfast love…

Emotions · Joy · Pressed · Spirit · Spiritual Maturity

pressed joy…

Conflicting emotions stir in flesh and spirit… The flesh feeling pressed… almost to the point of being overwhelmed… at the things which need to happen for Him in the next twelve hours… Yet… as I contemplate what needs to be done… feel the pressing… my spirit is joy-full…! And odd combination… What would’ve caused anxiety……… Continue reading pressed joy…

Choice · Emotions · Love

love… it’s not just an emotion…

It’s Valentines’ Day… a day when emotions run high… some good… some not so good… Those with a true love in their lives may find themselves elated… but some beloveds experience disappointment… when high expectations go unmet… Others… those who find themselves alone… on a day defined by love… may be depressed… and feel even lonelier… But…… Continue reading love… it’s not just an emotion…