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?

It is Finished

It is finished …    No matter how far I have to go    No matter how often I mess up    No matter weak and foolish I feel   It is finished …    No matter how far you have to go    No matter how often you mess up    No matter weak and foolish you feel   It is finished … More It is Finished

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

Take a Deep Breath

Take a deep breath right here, right now breathe in  life   Breathe in       the glory of his goodness      the beauty of his peace      and the joy of his presence   Breathe in  and be thankful It’s a new day and you still have breath   Breathe out  the … More Take a Deep Breath

Just Jesus

My heart is longing … My heart is aching … for Jesus. Just Jesus. Not stuff. Not revelation. Not answers. Just Jesus. Not something great to write. Or something great to say. Not something great to accomplish. Or something great to do. Just Jesus. There are things I want. There are things I do want to … More Just Jesus

Simple Faith?

I’m confronted every time I log into my own blog. It’s right there at the top–a declaration of the blog’s purpose … Simple Faith:  Living life and loving Jesus in the beauty of simplicity. It sounds good. And, in fact, it is good … When it’s true. But often it isn’t. While that craving for simplicity is … More Simple Faith?

God is Love

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge,and if I have a faith that can move mountains,but have not love, I am nothing. If … More God is Love

But God …

Today I’m feeling weak. That in itself isn’t at all unusual, but today I am feeling unusually weak. Weak in body, weak in my heart, mind, and resolve. But in my weakness, He is strong. Today I don’t feel like I can “keep on keeping on.” I don’t feel like I can get up and … More But God …

Remembering

I’ll never know how much it cost, to see my sin upon that cross …     As I gently sing the familiar words, my heart is stirred. Tears well up and begin to flow freely.  A wave of gratitude sweeps over me,  and I remember … I remember the cross. I remember that I’m saved by … More Remembering

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