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
How I love certainty! Predictable rhythms bring calm to my soul. My granddaughter has a toy that has three weighted balls in different colors. Once they are set into the entry point at the top of a tower, they run along various angled shoots in a downward pattern. One ball contains a silver disc that … Continue reading Certainty
All a poor man's brothers hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him!He pursues them with words, but does not have them.Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good. (Proverbs 19:7-8 ESV) Observations: Any kind of poverty (lack of wealth, health, relationships, influence) can lead to feelings of … Continue reading Could Fallow Ground be Hallowed Ground?
For Mother’s Day last year, I asked for a lemon tree, and my family blessed me with two tiny Meyer Lemon trees. My husband helped me plant each one in a sunny location in our garden, and at once I fancied myself a lemon farmer. However, my trees were small, a little frail and the … Continue reading “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
Jeanette’s husband caught my eye on aisle four, just passed the baked goods. I had no business even walking down that aisle leading to the altar to carbs, but these things happen. This man was focused, careful and intent on filling his basket with all that was on a hand-written list. Sometime later our baskets … Continue reading Jeanette’s Husband
Crowds of people surrounded Jesus, and somehow, she finds her way close enough to touch his garment. Transformation charged the atmosphere. Immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. (Mark 5:29 ESV) Years of seeking healing from every source stopped with this divine appointment. And … Continue reading Who Touched Me?
Have you ever seen a lady who is nine months pregnant up on a ladder painting a room? That is precisely the scene I walked in on at the end of September at my daughter’s house. Nesting mode had hit her hard and she was determined to prepare the way for her soon to be … Continue reading Prepare Him Room
I have a notoriously terrible sense of direction, so it makes sense that I feel quite lost. Long before smart phones and portable navigational devices, my father used to give me turn-by-turn directions written out on a piece of paper with his draftsman neat lettering to aid me safely get to my destination. Freeway lane … Continue reading The Valley of the Shadow of Death
Photo by Ksenia Chernaya on Pexels.com Have you ever considered the notion of soul tending? Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. (3 John 1:2 ESV) While many of us have a clear notion of what it … Continue reading What is soul tending?
Do you need to declare God’s truth based on Biblical principles over your life? This is just one of the tools provided to the reader by this powerful six-week Bible study. Each day’s assignment offers opportunities to dive into God’s word discover Biblical principles and then apply them to daily life. The author, Misty Hinckley … Continue reading The Struggle is Real, but So is God
Leaving Room for Lament I listened to a wonderful podcast recently from Annie F. Downs (Episode #221) as she interviewed Pastor Eugene Cho. Cho talked about a need to lament in this season of Corona virus. Have you given yourself permission to lament lately? Pastor Cho asked. I think it is challenging to make room … Continue reading Leaving Room for Lament