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

For Just a Moment

We’ve been in the Galilee, actually staying on the Mt of Beatitudes for a time of personal retreat these past few days. By the time this posts, we’ll be on our way to Jerusalem, but in the spirit of “rest”–after having the priceless opportunity to slow down to “be” with Him for just a bit–I … More For Just a Moment

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?


(Just for fun, click the link at the bottom of this post and read this while it’s playing …)   You are higher than we ever could imagine And closer than our eyes could ever see You are … Magnificent! You alone are holy No one else as glorious as You Magnificent! Jesus You are … More Magnificent!

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

Love Loves to Love

“Love loves to love. And the reward of love is love …” I’ve heard Misty Edwards sing these words many times from the prayer room at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City,  but today they are personal. Many years ago, not long after I had given my heart to Jesus, I had an experience that marked my life.  … More Love Loves to Love

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

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

Longing for Glory

Been thinking a lot about glory.  Been pondering and praying, too.  Been longing.  Been hearing a lot of messages that have stirred my soul and made my heart ache, even more, for glory.  The messages are great.  Praying and pondering is great.  But oh to taste. I have tasted– a little–but there’s more.  There is so, so much more.  I want it.  I … More Longing for Glory

This is My Story

I had a great day yesterday and my quick Facebook update last evening reflected that fact.  This is what I posted:  “Been completely undone most of the afternoon and I’m so glad.  Jesus is so ridiculously good it is embarrassing.” When I got home last night, there was a comment on the post:  “Really?  I … More This is My Story