Pause

Pause… It’s a good thing. I pause to… Step back from routine Step away from distractions Step into the flow of the river… wherever it may lead I pause to… Regain perspective Recalibrate priorities Realign with peace… that passes understanding I pause to… Give thanks for what has been Appreciate what is And dream about … More Pause

Grace as Justice: Online magazine to fight human trafficking

I have been in quite the season of transition and it has been both challenging and wonderful.  I’ve been sensing that corporately and individually we’re on the brink of a major shift into seeing many of the things we have long prayed for. One of those more personal shifts is the subject of this post. … More Grace as Justice: Online magazine to fight human trafficking

True Freedom

Sometimes freedom looks like exuberance–whooping, hollering, and dancing wildly Other times freedom looks like quiet stillness–the complete absence of striving, with no need to prove anything to anyone Sometimes freedom looks like laughing Sometimes freedom looks like crying Sometimes freedom looks like permission to feel nothing at all Sometimes freedom looks effortless Other times freedom … More True Freedom

SHINE

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.  See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.”  -Isaiah 60:1-2 This past week I had the opportunity to speak at a local women’s Bible study on the … More SHINE

Expansion

Expansion Stretching Growing Learning… Usually uncomfortable Always necessary To make room for more… More focus More fullness More fruitfulness More faithfulness More favor Increased capacity… To walk in His goodness To demonstrate His faithfulness To release His kingdom To do His will… On earth as it is in heaven Expansion Stretching Growing Learning… Embrace it … More Expansion

Let’s hear it for the Grandpas! (And all the other amazing men who stepped up and stepped in when there was no daddy)

I lost my dad when I was young, so Father’s Day has always been painful. My mom remarried when I was thirteen, but let’s just say my stepfather wasn’t exactly an example of healthy fatherhood. Yet I’ve never had any particular trouble relating to God as a loving Father. My own dad loved me to … More Let’s hear it for the Grandpas! (And all the other amazing men who stepped up and stepped in when there was no daddy)

Love Wins

Last week I posted some musings on a variety of things. This paragraph was included: Love wins. Period. There is no person, no program, no politics, and no policy that can eliminate the division in our nation, or the darkness that is so prevalent in this world. It should go without saying that dogmatically expressing our … More Love Wins

Just Musing

Just musing this morning. No official “Monday Morning Musings.” No podcast. No series. No particular format or pre-planned content. Just my heart – reflecting – pondering – considering – a variety of things. Things like: His great faithfulness. Years ago, Jesus told me He didn’t mind proving His faithfulness to me. He has–over and over again. … More Just Musing

Let David Arise

Come out of hiding My chosen ones Come into the open For your time has come Faith forged in the fire of painful adversity Character developed in hiddenness and quiet obscurity Love refined, redefined by uncompromised purity His beauty now revealed with grace and maturity Saul’s time has passed Let David arise As one in His … More Let David Arise

Uniquely His

There is a unique beauty to you and Me There is a unique sound to our song There is a unique cadence to our dance There is a unique fragrance to our love Our love is like no other I don’t love anyone exactly the way I love you Our love is unique Our relationship … More Uniquely His

Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 4”

Triumph! Now we’re getting somewhere. Who doesn’t love the big triumphant finish? Everyone loves to see the answer to their prayers—especially when the answer has been a long time in coming. Long awaited victories are defining moments for all of us. Previously, we’ve looked at the opportunities to lean into God’s heart during times of … More Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 4”

Unforced

“Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and … More Unforced

Daughters of the King

A daughter of the King… Wears dignity like a cloak She is confident and courageous Creative and compassionate A carrier of His presence and peace Arrayed in her Father’s own armor She is humble, yet powerful Gentle, yet bold She is fearless Formidable And free Blessed and highly favored Simply because she is His Cherished … More Daughters of the King

The Voyage

This song has been messing me up. Like really messing me up. But that’s a good thing. In fact, I’m seeing a lot of good things lately.  Even though a lot of those good things have initially been disguised as challenges. Challenges that have become opportunities to trust–opportunities to believe. And that’s always a good … More The Voyage

Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 3”

Waiting. Could there possibly be a more despised concept in western culture? In these days of instant gratification and instant access to just about everything, waiting has become a foreign concept. Yet the exhortation to “wait on the Lord” is found throughout Scripture. Anyone who has walked with the Lord for more than about five … More Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 3”

What Do You Want?

Do you want what you think you need in your timing, or do you want what you really want in Mine? I  wasn’t expecting the question. But, of course, I already knew the answer. Even though it sounds like a no-brainer, there was a very real cost associated with the “obvious” answer. What I thought I … More What Do You Want?