Every Yes Matters

When it comes to God, no really isn’t in my vocabulary. Besides pretty much giving Him a blanket yes before I know the question, there have been many very specific yeses, in regard to very specific invitations. Usually, the invitation seemed weighty and came with a specific assignment. Usually, there were many confirming words, much … More Every Yes Matters

Full Circle

I used to pray big prayers. The “I’ll do anything, give up everything, go anywhere” type of prayers. The “I must decrease, You must increase” type of prayers. I meant them.  Because I did, Jesus answered. But He answered in a surprising way. He answered by alluring me … Straight into the wilderness. To a … More Full Circle

Alliterating Advent, wk 4: IMMANUEL

Incarnation. Imminent. Illuminating … IMMANUEL God with us. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. Forever. In every season. In every situation. Always present. Always faithful. Never failing. Immanuel. God has so many marvelous characteristics. His nature has so many facets. He is … Father Friend Bridegroom Savior Healer Lord of Lords, King of Kings And so much more … More Alliterating Advent, wk 4: IMMANUEL

Alliterating Advent, week 3: ILLUMINATING

Illuminating: 1. Giving or producing light; used for illumination. 2. Providing insight, clarity, or understanding, highly informative. “Let there be light!” These are the first words recorded from the voice of Almighty God. God spoke these words over a dark and formless world.  And there was light.  He has been speaking light into the darkness … More Alliterating Advent, week 3: ILLUMINATING

Alliterating Advent, week 2: IMMINENT

Last week, we pondered the wonder of the incarnation. This week, we’re adding a new word: IMMINENT Imminent: ready to take place; happening soon From the beginning of time, the incarnation was imminent. Although Jesus’ coming was imminent, it took a while to come to pass. Clearly our definition of “soon” and God’s definition are … More Alliterating Advent, week 2: IMMINENT

Knowing

For a very long time, I have believed without seeing many of the things I have believed. In fact, despite persevering through the years in praying, declaring, waiting, resting, standing, and basically doing everything I know to do to partner with God’s promises, often I have seen quite the opposite. But even when I couldn’t … More Knowing

In the Dark…

“This isn’t your tomb, it’s your cocoon.” I’m not sure where I first read this quote, but when I saw it again recently, it hit my heart immediately. Here’s to hoping it is true. Things have been weird for a very long time. The pandemic and our corporate lockdown didn’t start any of it—at least … More In the Dark…

Adding Color

Many years ago, I had a transformational encounter with Jesus. One of the analogies I made at the time was that I felt as though I had gone from the black and white beginning scenes of The Wizard of Oz to the full vibrant technicolor the film shifts into once Dorothy lands in Oz. No, … More Adding Color

Fix Your Eyes

“We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection.” -Hebrews 11:2 TPT Yesterday, I heard the Lord whisper to my heart:  Fix your eyes on Me. That has been such a key for me in staying focused … More Fix Your Eyes

Come to the Table

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” – Psalm 23:5 Come to the table. Come to the table of communion. The table of divine union. The table of redemption … of restoration … and of remembrance. Come to the table. Come to the table and remember. Remember My broken body. … More Come to the Table

In the Shadow

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” In the shadow of the Almighty … I am covered. Surrounded. Secure. Safe…so very very safe. It’s dark, but the darkness is not in me. I can’t see what He’s doing, but it’s not because He is far … More In the Shadow

Not By Might…

“‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.” -Zechariah 4:6 I’m so glad it’s not all up to me. If it was, trust me, we’d pretty much all be doomed. I’m actually really grateful it’s not all up to you, either. I know some pretty great humans, but … More Not By Might…

He Restores My Soul

“He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul.” – Psalm 23:2-3a NKJV Psalm 23 is likely the most beloved Psalm of all-time. The Psalm’s beautiful imagery has brought comfort to millions throughout the ages. Never have its tender promises been more relevant and … More He Restores My Soul

Stillness

“Be still and know I am God.”-Psalm 46:10 I recently had a revelation: I always choose connection with God, but I don’t always choose stillness. What I mean by that is this: I have chosen to connect—to abide in Him—because I KNOW nothing can separate me from His love. I am His forever, period. I … More Stillness

Seeing the Unseen

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV There is a lot more going on right now than meets the eye. Many of you are aware of that. The things that … More Seeing the Unseen