A Tale of Three Boxes

We all have struggles in life. The beauty of the Body is that we can empathize with and encourage one another–especially when someone else is going through something similar to what we may have walked through ourselves ( 2 Cor. 1:3-7 ). However, despite many common experiences in life, it is also wise to remember that … More A Tale of Three Boxes

Time to Choose a Door?

It’s time to choose a door, beloved. What? How could this be? After years of waiting, I had finally stepped through the door —the door–he had long been promising to open for me. But I heard him again. This time the Voice was unmistakable. It’s time to choose a door, beloved. This other-worldly place I had just entered … More Time to Choose a Door?

The Gift (v.2.0)

  The darkness was closing in around me. The wilderness had been  bleak and threatening before, but not like this. Never like this. I couldn’t see a thing. Each step brought new danger. Each moment seemed more and more ominous. Even the air was heavy–I could scarcely breathe … Hard pressed on every side, but not crushed. Confusion reigned. … More The Gift (v.2.0)

Imperfect!

Excitement filled the air. At long last it was time. It was my time. It was time to present an offering to the King. It was time to place the fruit of my labor–my very best efforts–before him. The King himself had commissioned this gift. It was the very best I had to offer. I worked … More Imperfect!

The Wave

I had been sitting on the shore soaking up the sun for long enough. It was nice on the beach.  I had everything I needed to be content and comfortable–a soft blanket, a protective umbrella, great books and great food.  I even had a lot of great company. Together we basked in the warmth of the sun. Together … More The Wave

The Three Boxes

Once upon a time there were three boxes–small, medium, and large. Each box carried a struggle. It was the same core issue, but the size of the struggle–the height, the width, and especially, the depth–was proportionate to the size of the box. Each box wanted freedom.  Each wanted to be emptied of its struggle and … More The Three Boxes

Learning to Lean

Therefore I am now going to allure her … The invitation was unmistakable. The call to come away with him. He was wooing me. Pursing me. Calling me deeper. Calling me to follow him wherever he led … I will lead her into the wilderness … What? Didn’t I answer the call? Didn’t I leave everything … More Learning to Lean

The Gift

The darkness was closing in around me.  The wilderness had been  bleak and threatening before, but not like this. Never like this. I couldn’t see a thing.  Each step brought new danger.  Each moment seemed more and more ominous.  Even the air was heavy–I could scarcely breathe … Hard pressed on every side, but not crushed. … More The Gift

Worth the Wait

Walk with me, beloved. I took his hand and we began walking down a brightly lit corridor.  Almost immediately, I saw a large red door.  This must be it!  The door he promised to open for me! I stood waiting with anticipation.  I just knew that door would open any minute … It didn’t.  I … More Worth the Wait

The Anchor

I felt like the wind got knocked out of me.  A sucker punch right to the gut.  I never saw it coming. “How could this happen, Lord? After all those years of standing in faith?  After so many sleepless nights praying until daybreak? After all the prophetic words?  After all of your promises?  I thought things had … More The Anchor

His Reward

It was like a scene out of a fairytale. Finally, my prince had come.  But this was no ordinary prince, this was the Prince of Peace. Hand-in-hand we walked through a beautiful, lush garden, up to a magnificent arched entry.  Before we reached the ornate double doors, they opened before us.  With my trembling hand still … More His Reward