It has been very cold, so each day we’ve been enjoying a fire in the fireplace; the flames can be mesmerizing. The logs nestled together create such warmth and energy. An escaping ember glows for awhile then soon becomes cold and lifeless.

Relationships also take energy. I used to shy from them. Maybe I feared the closeness. I didn’t feel worthy or didn’t love myself. It wasn’t until I allowed my true self to radiate that I learned to love myself and wanted to love others.

Before growing in relationship with God, I was an ember away from its energy source. When I feel distant from God, it’s because I’m the one who has separated myself from him. I turn to prayer, rekindle my faith, and move closer to God.

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