Are you weary? Do you long to find soul sustaining rest? Maybe you need a session of soul tending in your day? Check out my blog post for some soul tending guidance. My name is Anthea Kotlan, and I have a passion to equip and empower women to build God's kingdom. Join me on this … Continue reading Welcome
Are you tired? Are you worn out? God’s guidance continues to challenge me to dismantle the influence of hustle culture on my life. For decades I’ve been immersed in the need to do more, work harder, and keep going. My type A personality struggles to avoid the trap that hems me in on all sides … Continue reading Psalm 16: A Remedy for Soul Weary Days
I am comfortable living in hustle culture. The work harder, do more, don’t give up message ricochets through my mind every single day on repeat. God’s call to rest is not easy for me for me to answer. I love to check things off a list, track my steps, and multi-task. Psalm 16 is a … Continue reading Psalm 16: God’s Prescription for Rest
Maybe it’s just me, but I have seen more conspiracy theories, dire warnings and messages of hopelessness shared by believers recently. Some of these items (photos, quotes, stories) were created by trolls. I’m not sure if these trolls actually live under a bridge, but they certainly enjoy taking up real estate on social media. These … Continue reading Do you ever feel like fear is being thrown around like confetti at a New Year’s Eve party?
Christine E. Wagoner invites her reader to meet a gathering of brave, faithful, Jesus-loving people who dared to say yes when God called them to accept new kingdom assignments. For some, it was a slam dunk, easy path, but for most, it was a journey of surrender. Wagoner is bold and honest about the struggles … Continue reading Review of “Finding Your Yes: Living a Life That’s Open to God’s Invitation”
Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. (Proverbs 4:24-26 NIV) The words of my mouth What happens when I share negative comments about someone or something with others? … Continue reading Steadfast Ways: Leaving Well
Few people appreciate the wonder of “turn by turn” directions the way I do. It is still a wonder to me that I can open an app on my phone and enter in a destination, and moments later I have clear instructions to guide me wherever I need to go. I was born without any … Continue reading Which Way Am I Going?
“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:13 Does that mean I can pray anything, and God will answer it? Is God just like a special vending machine that I can insert a coin/prayer, special phrase and then what I prayed … Continue reading Persisting in Prayer
As a child, I seldom had the opportunity to go to church. Looking back, I remember I was always a bit of a seeker. I wanted to know more about God, but He truly seemed so inaccessible. I can remember lying in my bed waiting to pray. I became convinced that since God was so … Continue reading On the Road with God
Sometimes I need to declare the truth of God’s word over myself. Actively reading, writing and intentionally taking God’s words into my mind and heart begins a conversation. Asking the Holy Spirit to guide me to the treasure that is hidden in plain sight, the truth that is contained in God’s words, and the applications … Continue reading Processing God’s Promises
Play is an act of self-abandonment: we stop taking ourselves so seriously and simply enjoy life. In one sense the kingdom of God is like a playground. James Bryan Smith I carefully climbed up the smooth concrete sides of the train. The steepness challenged me, but I persisted because I had gazed at this playground … Continue reading Is the Kingdom of God like a playground?