Sixty-One Acres



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Lakeland, FL 33807
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“Lord, Use Me”

“Lord, Use Me”

Church Folk- we’re a strange brand! I suppose that’s what happens when you simultaneously have Holy Spirit living inside you and are still human. We hear the Truth, receive it, and begin our journey. We go to church. We “behave.” We learn some scripture. We serve. We...

Excavating the Heart

Excavating the Heart

Busy is not even close to describing the season I have just come out of. In the last 18 months, I have… Said goodbye to my grandmother Walked with a friend through the traumatic loss of her son Started ministry school Travelled out-of-state A LOT Graduated our son...

The Power of Words

The Power of Words

The more I learn, the more I realize I have NO IDEA! God is taking me on yet another journey of even deeper learning how He created me. Self-reflection and self-discovery can be emotionally draining and exhausting! Especially when you thought you had already been...

Comfort in Community

Comfort in Community

Our first Little Sparrow flew the coop. She’s been testing flight for 5 years, leaving home for longer periods each time. This time, she flew away, never to return to the nest (to live) again. She walked the beautiful aisle-journey from her Daddy’s arms, into her...

Dry Seasons, Part 2

Dry Seasons, Part 2

Click Here to read Part 1. I was at my breaking point and, as always, God had teed it up perfectly! My husband would be traveling soon for an entire week, which would provide more time for reflection about this dry place I found myself in. God began the process when...

Dry Seasons, Part 1

Dry Seasons, Part 1

It had been 11 days since I had opened my journal- a rarity for this girl who loves Jesus and loves to write. Over the last 6 months, there had been fewer and fewer written words and more and more busy activity. Simultaneously, I was becoming more tired, unmotivated,...

Approved

Approved

Today, I am inviting you into my head and heart and getting real with you. Buckle up! Here we go!   It has been 6 months of taking the necessary steps of beginning Sixty-One Acres. At times, I find myself struggling. Anytime you say YES to God, there will be...

Journaling with Jesus

Journaling with Jesus

It was 2017 and I nervously swung open the door to the Adventures in Missions office. Slowly, I walked down the steps that led to the training room.  I received my nametag and supplies and found my seat.  Next thing I knew, I was drawing a picture with crayons in a...

Taking Back Fear, Part 2

Taking Back Fear, Part 2

Part 2… (read Part 1 here)   Immersed in the water, it was pitch black. The earplugs blocked all sound and I could hear only my beating heart. The salt water dripped into my eyes as I scratched my face. It burned uncontrollably and I reached for the fresh cloth....

Taking Back Fear

Taking Back Fear

He came across a Groupon that looked intriguing, so he purchased it. It was the oddest "date" I had ever experienced. I had no idea where I was going and had he told me, I probably wouldn't have gone!  I arrived at the float spa without an inkling of what a Sensory...