Slow :: Five Minute Friday {www.boldlytanya.com}

Slow :: Five Minute Friday

Feb 25th, 2017

Forgive my tardiness. It is past time for Five Minute Friday (where I free write for five minutes and post the results for the world to see). Yesterday’s word is slow. My free write lies between the slashes (//). “The lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever. He does not punish…

Weak :: Five Minute Friday {www.boldlytanya.com}

Weak :: Five Minute Friday

Feb 17th, 2017

Here we go. It’s time for Five Minute Friday: the part of the week where I write freely for five minutes and post it for everyone to see. Today’s prompt, courtesy of Kate Motaung, is weak. My free write lies between the slashes (//). “The lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. For he knows how weak we…

Seeking Truth Instead of Proof: Taking Anxious Thoughts Captive {www.boldlytanya.com}

Seeking Truth Instead of Proof: Taking Anxious Thoughts Captive

Feb 7th, 2017

Anxiety is the side effect of my upbringing. It causes me to flip every coin to see the downside. I study the negative. I abide in the cynical. I wait patiently for the other shoe to drop. I jump on a rat wheel of whys and what ifs and run until I derail. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after…

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Guess What Today Is

Feb 4th, 2017

This giveaway has officially ended, but I hope you will still check out the merchandise offered by Michelle. It is still my favorite. Since today is my birthday, I wanted to give you a gift. I thought long and hard and decided to get you some of my absolute favorite things that I love and use every day. I partnered with my dear friend, Michelle…

Breathe :: Five Minute Friday {www.boldlytanya.com}

Breathe :: Five Minute Friday

Feb 3rd, 2017

Once again, it’s time for Five Minute Friday: the part of the week where I write freely for five minutes and post it for everyone to see. Today’s prompt, courtesy of Kate, is breathe. My free write lies between the slashes (//). “How can someone like me, your servant, talk to you, my lord? My strength is gone, and I can hardly breathe.” Daniel 10:17 //Confession: this scripture steals…

Dear God, Did I Shave My Legs for This? {www.boldlytanya.com}

Dear God, Did I Shave My Legs For This?

Jan 31st, 2017

But when did those promises become expectations? And when did I get to confine them within human parameters? All I did was take God out of a small box and put him in a bigger one. Changing the dimensions of the box didn’t change my heart.

When I tie expectations to my acts of faith or good works, is it still faith? Or is it only seeking reward? Do I genuinely want God’s will in my life or do I want man’s affirmation in the form of big numbers? Will I faithfully write the things God lays upon my heart if only one person reads it? (my grandma?)