Eagles Arising

Over a five day period, I saw them everywhere. Soaring eagles. Near a prayer house I was visiting. Up by Shasta Dam. Over the property of a retreat/equipping center in Central California. The grand finale was a spectacular display of their in-flight finesse near Bass Lake. During that short five day period, over a geographic … More Eagles Arising

Quiet Invitations

The invitation was quiet. It was so quiet I could have easily missed it. I walked downstairs for coffee and intended to take it back upstairs to my little prayer corner—a frequent morning routine. But there, standing in the middle of my kitchen, I felt a faint but distinct shift in the atmosphere. I stood … More Quiet Invitations

Build Your Church

I’ll admit it, I’ve been frustrated with the Church lately. For a long time, really, but especially this past year. At a time when we should have been shining our brightest and offering hope to a world in crises, we showed our worst. We argued publicly about who’s right and who’s wrong. We strained out … More Build Your Church

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