The Lost Will Be Found & Tune In Thursday # 12

The Lost Will Be Found & Tune In Thursday # 12

Tweet Thank you for joining me today  for the Tune In Thursday linkup … before we get to today’s post, I want to apologize for not getting around to commenting on everyone who linked up last week.  I do love reading all the posts you link here each week, and I look forward to connecting with you that way, however my travel, teaching, and book rewriting schedule has been rather full.   My goal with hosting this link up is three fold: 1. Build authentic community with those of you who link your posts. 2. Encourage and Inspire 3. Provide a fun place each week for you to share the message God has placed on your heart. I am working on a survey that I hope to have posted here in the next week or two and you can weigh in on the importance of me visiting/commenting on each post, or the possibility of highlighting a post each week. One final thing,  as  I continue to work on rewrites with my publisher, I am looking for individuals  who are interested in being a  featured guest writer over the summer months here on Tune In Thursday.  More details will be coming in the next few weeks regarding this as well, but feel free to message me if you are interested.   The Lost Will be Found Side Note: Today’s post originally debuted on our church blog (www.rclacey.com) back in April – Enjoy! Have you ever lost something that you valued or dearly treasured?   Maybe the item lost was a person or a relationship?   Maybe a piece of jewelry? Or money? An item of clothing?...
Wishing, Waiting and Pursuing ~ Perseverance Part 5

Wishing, Waiting and Pursuing ~ Perseverance Part 5

Tweet I am excited to introduce you to a series that began four weeks ago and continues with part two for the next four weeks.  This series on perseverance is one I have been doing with three of my incredible friends. Some weeks, I will share a “Lessons from the Lake” Video  on the topic as well.   Together we will share insight, challenges, and our faith through our journeys of perseverance. Please join myself, Mary Geisen, Holly Barrett, and Patricia Krank as we learn from each other and share encouragement with our own stories of perseverance.                          Part 1 in the Perseverance series (Bravely Overcoming Fear) can be found HERE, Part 2 (Persevering in Recovery) can be found HERE,  Part 3 (When Prayers Remain Unanswered) can be found HERE   … Part 4 (The Sting of Rejection) can be found HERE ….   [Tweet “Come join @MyOldThingsNew, @HollySBarrett, @MaryGeisen and me for part 5 in our series on #perseverance. Persevering in #Purpose.”] As we continue our series on Perseverance for the next four weeks, we want to share our stories of overcoming and also ones of looking forward to remind ourselves how God walks alongside us through it all. My friends, Mary Geisen, Holly Barrett, Patricia Krank and I want to leave you with hope as you persevere in your everyday lives.   Today Mary will be sharing about persevering in purpose, but first let me ask you a few questions:   Have you ever asked yourself what does God have for me to do?   Have you ever found yourself dreaming and wishing for God’s plan to unfold in your life?   Have you ever found yourself...
Oh How He loves me …& Tune In Thursday #11

Oh How He loves me …& Tune In Thursday #11

Tweet “Ever so softly she whispered … “They love me, they love me not.  They love me …. They love me not….” “ Tuesday it was my turn to write for an 8 week collaborative series on Perseverance with 3 of my friends. As I wrote the piece on rejection, I felt more needed to be said.  I mean, when does a writer not have more to say? Hahaha … I felt prompted  to share tools that have helped me overcome rejection in my life, so that maybe others could overcome it too. If you missed my post on The Sting of Rejection you can read it HERE:     Overcoming the Sting of Rejection – Part 2   Rejection is a lie and trap from the enemy to keep us all from walking fully in our kingdom destiny.   #Rejection is no respecter of persons, it affects us all, just in different ways and to different extremes.Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This It wasn’t until my mid 20’s when I realized that I was looking through lenses colored with a spirit of rejection.  It was then I began dealing with rejection and its affects in my own life. In Tuesday’s post, I compared rejection to dandelion weeds.  I said:    “The roots and seeds of encounters with rejection are very much like dandelions.  Dandelions have roots that twist and turn going very deep into the ground.  When you pluck them, and try to root them out, it seems over time they spring back up.”   #Rejection places seeds that grow roots that entangle areas of our life and heart.Powered By the...
The Sting of Rejection: Perseverance Series Part 4

The Sting of Rejection: Perseverance Series Part 4

Tweet I am excited to introduce you to a series that continues for eight weeks with three of my incredible friends. As of now, I plan to share a “Lessons from the Lake” Video  on the topic as well.  Check out both videos, the first is the introduction to the series, and the second is a little  bit about the topic for the week and my thoughts on it. Please note: The videos are not the same as the written content below it. Together we will share insight, challenges, and our faith through our journeys of perseverance. Please join myself, Mary Geisen, Holly Barrett, and Patricia Krank as we learn from each other and share encouragement with our own stories of perseverance.                   Part 1 in the Perseverance series (Bravely Overcoming Fear) can be found HERE, Part 2 (Persevering in Recovery) can be found HERE,  Part 3 (When Prayers Remain Unanswered) can be found HERE   … Now, it’s my turn!  Today is week 4 in a 8 week series on Perseverance.  Read below as I share how we can persevere through the sting of rejection.   [Tweet “Come join @MyOldThingsNew, @HollySBarrett, @MaryGeisen and me for week 4 in a series on #perseverance.”]   Perseverance through Rejection The little girl wandered the yard looking for pretty white daisies, but she began collecting dandelions instead. Finally, when she had as many she could find without venturing too far, she walked to the very edge of the grass toward the rock retaining wall that overlooked the property.   Making her way past the grass and through the bushes she plopped her little bottom...
Never Unfriended: Book Review

Never Unfriended: Book Review

Tweet As I scrolled through the emails my heart skipped a beat. “Oh no,” I thought to myself, “It’s the dreaded MailChimp stats email” …. I hesitated for a minute wondering if I should even dare open it up and look, or if I should just let it pass me by. All the while I had a twinge of pain in my stomach, yet I was just too curious and wondered who unsubscribed this time? Never in a million years was I prepared for the email and name that was associated with it to be on my unsubscribe list. I stared blankly at my phone and felt as if I had just been punched in the gut! Wowza, what in the world had happened? How did this come to be? I thought they were my friend. I guess now I know why I haven’t heard anything from them in a long while. Now it makes more sense when I did reach out there was always a reason for postponement or cancellation, but never in a million years would I have expected this. Has this scenario ever happened to you? Maybe not an unsubscribe from an email list, but maybe instead an unfriend or unfollow from someone on social media who you thought was your friend? Oh how I wish I didn’t know what this scenario was all about, however, truthfully it happened less than a month ago. I was shocked and at a loss for words and had no idea how to respond, I just reacted feeling hurt, rejected, betrayed… about the same time I got unsubscribed to by...