Do you know the way you move me? You~ yes, you. In all your imperfections and places of immaturity in inconsistency and even failure still … you move me. You’ve captured my heart you’ve caught my eye I delight in you and I’m pleased with you. Simply because you’re mine simply because you’ve said … More Do You Know the Way You Move Me?
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Mike: Even those of us who were raised by a good parent or parents have issues with feeling like an orphan or what many call the orphan spirit. It is that deep level feeling of being unwanted, rejected and uncared for. Many of us have been or are angry about…
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?
“But Jesus often slipped away to be alone so he could pray.” —Luke 5:16 (NCV) My heart is calling out to you, beloved. Take a deep breath–right here, right now, right where you are–and tell your racing thoughts to settle down for just a moment. Quiet your soul and come to Me. Place your ear on My … More From His Heart to Yours: 5/3/13
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
“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
You have searched me , Lord, and you know me. —Psalm 139:1 I have the blessed privilege of spending my life on earth–and throughout eternity–getting to know the heart of God. But as amazing as that is, sometimes it is good to remember … He already knows me. He knows when I sit and He knows when … More Monday Morning Musings: He Knows Me
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
I’ve been writing poems and songs most of my life, but I didn’t really take the responsibility of stewarding the gift of “words” seriously until about ten years ago. I’ve been much more consistent about writing in an intentional way (as opposed to just when the mood strikes) since then. One of the first things … More Can You Hear the City Cry?
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
Love is patient, love is kind. –1 Cor. 13:4 This little verse is loud in my heart and mind today. It’s what I wanted to write about this week. But when I sat down to write, I remembered I had written on this same verse just a couple of years ago. When I reread it, I realized … More Monday Morning Musings: Love is Patient, Love is Kind
“But only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” –Luke 10:42 I think about Mary of Bethany a lot. I think about her a lot, because I need to think about her a lot. I need to think about her, because I need to remember the one … More Monday Morning Musings: The One Needful Thing
Excerpt from Chapter 2 – Love, the Agent of Change “A Beautiful Waste” As I came to know God’s love for myself, I grew in the great pleasure of loving him and being loved by him. I enjoyed simply being with him so much that I often thought I must be doing something wrong. Almost … More The Key to His Heart Excerpt: “A Beautiful Waste”
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?
Cindy’s note: This is the introduction to a book I wrote last year, so it is a little longer than most of my posts. The book will be released next month. Stay tuned for more info soon! The key to his heart It was a Sunday afternoon about six years ago, but I remember it like it was … More The Key To His Heart
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
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 …
NOTE: I was asked to write a post on praying for Israel for another blog and decided to post it here as well. “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” –Jeremiah 31:3 I was heading off to have lunch with a woman I’d never met. To be honest, … More Loving What He Loves
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. 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