Eternity

“What we do in life, echos through eternity.”   —Maximus (from The Gladiator)   Sometimes I need to remind myself … This isn’t all there is. Don’t get me wrong, there is much to apprehend here and now. I want to press on to lay hold of the things for which Christ has laid hold of me. … More Eternity

The Journey

I wrote this poem several years ago in response to a writing challenge using the word “escape” as a prompt. I hadn’t thought of it in years, but while praying this morning had a little nudge to dig it out and share it.  Hoping it ministers to someone.  No life or situation is beyond his … More The Journey

Landing in Hope

Note: I wrote this yesterday when I was feeling a lot more grumpy than I am today. God did such a good job cheering me up, I almost didn’t want to post it … but I’m thinking maybe someone out there may need the reminder … just like I did. Okay, true confession time. I’ve been feeling … More Landing in Hope

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

God Is …

God is Has always been And forever will be Good He is always for me Always with me And always working all things together for good   God Is Has always been And forever will be Worthy Worthy of my trust Worthy of my worship Worthy of my love and of my life   God … More God Is …

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

When Normal is Over

“For you, normal would be a tragic loss of potential.” The words came from a strange source–a television show I had never seen before–but I knew their true Source. I had been musing about what it would be like to embrace a nice “normal” life. You know–be content with a nice little job, a nice little … More When Normal is Over

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 …

Break.Through.

Breakthrough.  Break-through. BREAK. THROUGH. It has a great sound to it, doesn’t it? break·through. (brkthr)  n. 1. An act of overcoming or penetrating an obstacle or restriction. 2. A military offensive that penetrates an enemy’s lines of defense. 3. A major achievement or success that permits further progress.   I like them all. I want them … More Break.Through.

Yes

“Oh Lord, please, see the ‘yes’ in my heart!” Things hadn’t gone quite the way I’d expected or hoped. I wasn’t sure what God’s plan was anymore, but I was  sure I wanted to be a part of his plan no matter what it looked like. I needed to be sure he knew that. But of course … More Yes

A New Day

It’s a new day!  It’s also the first day of a new month.  And we are only one month into an entirely new year.  So it is a new day, in a new month, in a year that is also still very new. That’s a lot of new.  And I’m glad. I’m really, really, glad. … More A New Day

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

Happy Endings

This started out as a very different post.  I noticed that my recent  writing “style” had been leaning a particular way.   It’s not  that I necessarily liked it or disliked it–I just wanted to write something different. I wanted to write something different because sometimes when I look at my own blog … when I see the lovely tranquil header … More Happy Endings

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