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

Over It!

I’m over it! No, really I am. To be more precise … I’m over ME. I’m over taking myself too seriously.  I’m over caring what anyone else thinks. I’m over worrying about what I do or do not have, what I can or cannot do, and what does or does not happen. I’m over wasting … More Over It!

Wretch or Wonder?

A holy hush settled over the entire room. The soft and tender tones of women singing out their sincere love and longing for Jesus filled the atmosphere. It was a taste–just a tiny taste–of heaven on earth. Then it happened. (Oh why does it always happen?) “If you’re struggling with SIN don’t let anything keep you from Jesus. … More Wretch or Wonder?

Monday Morning Musings: The Power of the Resurrection

“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings…” –Phil. 3:10 (NKJV) When Jesus was in Gethsemane he asked Peter, John, and James, his three closest disciples–and friends–to watch and wait with him. His soul was “overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death” (Matt. 26:38) and … More Monday Morning Musings: The Power of the Resurrection

Personal Best

We’ve all seen the reports in the sports section. An athlete competes in a race and achieves their “personal best.” It’s not a world record. It’s not usually even a regional record. Sometimes it’s not even a school or meet record–it’s just that particular person’s best effort to date. And because it is that person’s … More Personal Best

Thank You

My brain is on spin cycle. The Holy Spirit has been pouring in so much; doing so much. In my mind, there are a zillion sound bites clamoring for airplay. They are competing with half a dozen opening lines of posts that are mentally “in process.” Floating in between it all–mental snapshots of so many amazing and miraculous … More Thank You

A Time to Stand …

There is a time to stand. When the battle over your identity–and destiny–is raging.  When you’ve done everything you know how to do, and prayed every prayer you know how to pray, yet you’re still hard-pressed on every side. When you’ve  pressed in and pressed on to “lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has laid hold of … More A Time to Stand …