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I awoke Christmas morning to the voice of my best friend on the phone confirming what I already knew: she was engaged! I learned a few days prior that the proposal would take place that morning, so I had plenty of time to prepare for her announcement. After arriving home from church that afternoon, I learned that 2 other friends were also engaged that weekend. Yes, 3 friends engaged in a matter of...
If I don’t share my struggles, God won’t get the glory in my...
a new year, a new creation.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV) Where I’m from, people say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” While, I may not be “broke,” I can be a better person. So, in 2012 I’m taking that verse above at face value. I’m shedding the old and allowing God to...
reflection: keep your eye on the prize
This is a post from my old blog that I wrote on October 2009. It’s amazing how God has completely ordered my steps just the way I asked him to do. I pray that it’s inspiration for you to be patient and wait on God, whose timing is PERFECT. Just look at Zechariah 2:13 (NIV): 13 Be still before the LORD, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.” I am in...
Some days I hurt. Most days I manage. Every day He comforts.– me.
I’ve come to realize that I wasn’t truly living until I decided to...
I ask, "why not?"
I’ve decided to stop questioning life, I’ve turned my “why” into “why not”: Why not move to New York? Why not leave my job? Why not start two businesses at the same time? Why not entrust my future to God? Why not live by faith? Why not? Why are you still asking “why” when the real question is “why not”?
HE is faithful
After writing in my journal this evening, I decided to open a few of my old journals and read what I had written around this time in the past. I almost didn’t open up my childhood journal, but as I was about to close my drawer, something made me grab it. I opened to September 26, 1997. At 12 years old I wrote an entry about my friend Ricky’s wake that I had attended earlier that...
To be disciplined, you must BE disciplined– me (Inspired by Proverbs 3:11, 12 NLT)
a new heart
It’s amazing how being honest with God changes everything. A while ago while praying, I asked God to change me. I asked him to make me the person he wants me to be and to take away anything that hinders me from that goal. And he did. He’s put me in a place where I have no choice but to depend on him, and there’s no place that I’d rather be. His grace is enough, and I rest...
love is an action.
God has been teaching how to be loved by Him and how to love Him. Most recently, He’s shown me that love is not merely lip service, it’s an ACTION! The most quoted Bible verse says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NIV) God’s action was that He loved us...
a new power source
I’ve finally realized that I’ve been living with a battery-operated heart. Each time the batteries die, I find myself scrambling to find replacements so my heart will beat again. I’ve decided to be done with this battery-operated heart and to install one that plugs into the source: Jesus. It’s the only way my heart will never fail me. Jeremiah 17: 5-10(NIV) says: 5 This...
If this heart could talk, oh the stories it would tell…– me.