The Unfolding Of God’s Story In Your Life

Several days ago I picked up an old journal from 2011. I sat down and began thumbing through pages of my life. In the absence of a human audience, my soul poured out, naked and bare, before the King. This journal documents my soul-journey after our 2010 house fire. Something changed on the bathroom floor of […]

For When It’s Time To Let Go…

Several weeks ago I shared via email and on my Facebook page some changes that were going on both in my life, and here on the blog. Hello, friends! I sent out an email to my blog readers this morning. For those of you not on my email list, who’ve… Posted by Darlene Collazo at […]

Take a Hold of Your Inheritance {and a printable}

There are mornings when we need to stand before God’s word until it washes our soul. Mornings when fear, worry, anxiety, and doubt creep up silently. We don’t hear a thing. Yet, we feel it’s strangling grip around our throat. Before we realize it, the heavy weight of it comes crashing down on our chest […]

Lean In {Listen To His Heart For You}

  I sat to read a specific verse today about we being the branches and Jesus the Gardener. Somehow I got caught between all these words and I couldn’t help but feel how loved I am and how clearly God speaks. Our problem is we’re too busy to hear. We’re too distracted to focus. We’re […]

Walking With Him & Being Known By Him {Yeah, This Is Greatness}

I used to think God had ‘great BIG plans’ for my life. I used to think about greatness like a ladder you climb. The more greatness, the higher the places you’ll go. I had a warped view of what it looked like to be used of God. I imagined ‘greatness’ and ‘big’ things for God […]

FERVENT: Your Passion & Your Focus, Week 2 {Book Club Thursdays}

Welcome to Book Club Thursdays! We’re jumping into the topic of prayer as we read through Priscilla Shirer’s newly released book, Fervent, A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer. For your convenience, all the posts in the series are archived {here}. If you missed any,  feel free to head on over and catch up. Or, […]

Beauty, Truth, And Virtue {A Monument To God’s Faithfulness}

He was so discouraged. You could hear it in his voice. You could see it by his eyes in the way he looked away when he spoke to me. And all I could do was sit there. Because what does a wife do when the reality of it all is too much to bear? What does one do […]

Behold, I Am Doing a New Thing!

We’re at Sally Clarkson’s for the Mom Heart Intensive in beautiful Colorado. Saturday morning she takes us to the Broadmoor, a gorgeous resort set at the edge of the majestic Rockies. One walk through the luxurious lobby and we know we’re in for a treat. Stunning chandeliers hang from the high ceilings. Exquisite artwork line […]


S  T  R  E  T  C  H  E  D. It’s what happens when we head straight into the storm and keep pressing anyway. It’s what occurs when the obstacles rise and we push forward in spite of them. We learn to be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46). S  T  R  E […]

Building a Legacy over a Lifetime {Book Club Thursday}

Welcome to Book Club Thursdays! We’re reading through Sally Clarkson’s Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love (aff. link). For your convenience, all the posts in the series are archived {here}. So if you missed any,  feel free to head on over and catch up. Or, to make life even easier,  subscribe to […]