You have reached the peak.

You have reached the peak.

Far in the distance you see a deep and dark cloud.

The peak, the pure bliss felt from this perch is beyond every feeling.

Feel the Sun and the happiness.

Be able to breathe after the long journey up.

The wind is in your hair, the air is clear.

The world lies at your feet.

Full of pride, you stand and breathe.

Shouting at the top of your lungs, you yell in victory.

You have reached the peak.

You have made the journey out of the valley.

Far in the distance you see a Dark cloud shaped as a man.

It comes and its name is Fear.

It reaches you with a ferocious force, and you plummet off the peak.

The top of the peak disappears in your decent.

The pit of the valley is met with a hard smack and a loud laugh from Fear.

Fear follows you down into the valley and engulfs you in its black cloud.

Alone, unwanted, failure, mistake, hated, unloved.

All are whispered in your ear as the cloud circles you.

You are blinded with the bad memories playing over and over again in the Fear.

You trip and fall on the thorny ground and cry for help while Fear laughs.

You paste your hands to your ears and tightly shut your eyes.

On the sharp and cold ground you feel Fear.

It is weaving its way through your mind and soul.

Again and again it whispers its name to you.

Fear's dark hands claw your eyes open and rip your hands from your ears.

Fear will be met, and it won’t be ignored.

Beyond Fear you see a small glimmer of Light.

Fear sees it and gets darker.

You stand and walk for Light.

Fear pushes you back down to the ground.

You crawl to Light.

Fear grabs your legs and pulls you back.

Still you crawl.

Fear gets louder as it says its name.

You hear it, but you so badly want Light.

Fear is angered and lifts itself and falls on you from above.

You are forced into the cold and the thorns.

No longer can you move toward Light.

You reach for Light and cry for help as fear laughs in victory.

Holding your hand toward Light you close your eyes while fear dances around you.

Suddenly it screams and you open your eyes.

There is a hand from Light, and it is reaching into Fear for you.

Fear cannot touch Light.

Fear retreats back some, but won’t let you go.

Mine, mine, mine Fear screams toward Light.

Through Fear the Light grows ever brighter, and you drag yourself to it.

The Light is inches from you; you just need to grab it.

With a cry you take the hand, and Fear screeches reaching for you.

Light pulls you out of Fear and lifts you in its arms off of the ground.

Exhausted, you cling to Light.

Mine, loved, chosen, treasured, planned, cherished.

Light whispers in your ear.

Light carries you up the valley.

As it walks, you see the fear inside you flow out in a black smoke.

Light continues to pour into your mind and your soul.

Light carries you up the valley to the peak.

Near the top Light seats you down.

Go and plant your feet, Light whispers.

You walk the rest of the way up to the top of the peak.

Light surrounds you, and you are a beacon on top of the peak higher than before.

In the distance you see Fear coming toward you bigger and darker than before.

You shrink back into Light.

Light surrounds you more as Fear reaches for you saying mine, mine, mine.

Light grows and thunders MINE, MINE, MINE.

Fear screams in retreat to Light.

You will not be knocked back off of the peak.

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Night of March (A Prayer in the Dark)/Sea of Galilee

The Night overtook me/The Sea consumed me.

I was on my knees on the hard cement/ I was on my knees on the soaked wood.

I was begging You to take this.

I was asking the questions and there were no answers:

“I called out in whispers and tears,

I called out all my fears.

My Mind and heart bittered against one another,

While the soul is hanging on by a tether.

I walked for a good long while,

I must have walked on for a good mile.

Questions, questions in the dark,

Silence, Silence in my heart.

Thud—the answer revealed,

Thud—my mind was sealed.

It seems forever I will say

God, God, please help me.

God, God, please save me, I pray.”

And in the Morning, you shouted across the surface of my soul:

“If I walked the waters of Galilee,

If I calmed the storms of men,

If I split the Red Sea,

Then certainly I can bring you to the shore,

Where joy will overflow and these sorrows will be no more.”


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7 Christian Bloggers That Are 10/10 Must Follows For Millennial Women

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There's not a lot I love more than discovering new blogs to keep up with that fuel both me and my love for Jesus at the same time. Therefore, I decided to share some of my go-to blog suggestions that I hope you'll visit for daily doses of relatable and encouraging content. Here are some of my favorite Christian blogger recommendations that you must check out.

Jordan Lee Dooley: Soul Scripts.

Jordan Lee Dooley; what a gal. Better known as her Instagram handle, @soulscripts, she is my all-time favorite and someone I have been following for years now. Not only is her website aesthetically pleasing and vibrant, but invites an atmosphere to welcome your brokenness. Soul Scripts has writings for just about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you could be struggling with, wanting to celebrate, or some good-to-knows. My favorite thing about Soul Scripts is how open and relatable the information is and that she recognizes and praises how beautifully broken we all are. Jordan candidly shares her own life experiences to speak truth into the lives of all us gals. I’m telling ya’ll, Jordan just GETS IT.

Stephanie May Wilson.

A 10/10 resource for all of your dating, friendship, and lifestyle needs. Stephanie takes these topics and rewires your perspective so that you know and clearly see your identity in Christ. I love reading this blog because it honestly feels like I’m sitting down for a cappuccino with a girlfriend, just catching up and discussing life! Stephanie writes as though it’s a face to face conversation with a close friend and deeply cares about her readers.Would also recommend reading her book, The Lipstick Gospel, because it’s not many pages and will probably take you no more than 3 days to finish (she even offers a free copy to download if you hit up her site!!!!).

Grace Valentine: Enough.

You’ve probably seen me sharing posts from this Facebook page before because I update myself on it at least one a week, it’s just THAT good. Grace Valentine is a force to be reckoned with. When I think of her blog, the C.S. Lewis line “My prayer is that when I die, all of hell rejoices that I am out of the fight” immediately comes to my mind. Grace Valentine displays such vulnerability and admittance about herself to impact and relate to readers in a way that both discerns and encourages. She for real blows my mind about concepts I’ve never thought about, or even subconsciously know but never live out and allow to change my thinking. All I can say is that I am over-the-moon thankful for finding this blog on my feed one day because it saved me from some major potential pain.

Sadie Robertson: Live Original.

Sadie Robertson AKA Duck Dynasty darling speaks passionate and strong truth that really just gets me so hype to do life. Sadie uses both her blog and books to be an encourager of hearts to share the name of Jesus by offering some major soul food. Her blog combines a plethora of different writers and has some incredible content for anything from fear to self-worth. I’m telling you, this is a site where every word is saturated with truth, grace, and honesty all to declare the name of Jesus.

So Worth Loving.

Another blog I really don’t think I’d be able to get through the week without. I come here support, inspiration, and when I’m in the mood to read a truthful, raw story. SWL is actually a company created by Eryn Eddy, and the blog gives off similar vibes to the company; soft, genuine and lovely. SWL promotes self-love by encouraging to “love you, love ppl”. One of my favorite things about this blog is that it’s people-based, SWL invites humans just like you and me to share their story/testimony and gives them a platform to express vulnerability, tragedy, and to inspire others. Not all of the posts are directly related to Christianity, but from reading you’ll be able to tell that Jesus is the foundation of this site.

Gracie Parker.

Just on FIRE for Jesus. Gracie adds a bold and edgy flare to her site where you can find relatable, unique and entertaining content. Simple yet powerful, this blog possesses the heart of Jesus in all of its content, whether it be humor, confession, or raw storytelling. Gracie encourages readers to fall in love with life and the Lord.

Sarah Bessey.

Something I recently discovered and turned into an obsession of mine. I so love the perspective that Sarah Bessey has on life, women and Christianity. With creative titles and mind-altering concepts, Sarah kills the blog game and provides readers with good reads as she supplies both peace and go-getter encouragement. My favorite thing about this site is that by looking at the title of the blog post, you really have no idea what you’re about to read and how it could shockingly and perfectly apply to your life and season of your walk with Jesus.

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