Divine Union

Rarely have I been so unsure of what God is saying- Yet rarely have I been so sure of who He is Rarely have my thoughts of where He is leading me shifted so frequently- Yet rarely has my calling and destiny felt so secure Rarely has the future seemed so shrouded in mystery- Yet … More Divine Union

Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 4”

Triumph! Now we’re getting somewhere. Who doesn’t love the big triumphant finish? Everyone loves to see the answer to their prayers—especially when the answer has been a long time in coming. Long awaited victories are defining moments for all of us. Previously, we’ve looked at the opportunities to lean into God’s heart during times of … More Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 4”

Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 3”

Waiting. Could there possibly be a more despised concept in western culture? In these days of instant gratification and instant access to just about everything, waiting has become a foreign concept. Yet the exhortation to “wait on the Lord” is found throughout Scripture. Anyone who has walked with the Lord for more than about five … More Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 3”

A few things I’ve learned, pt 3 – Running TO Him

“I’ve learned to run to Him in my brokenness, failures, frustrations and disappointments, rather than away from Him in shame, regret, confusion or anger.” It goes all the way back to the beginning of man. Adam and Eve walked in unbroken fellowship with God. But then they sinned. After they sinned they did something that … More A few things I’ve learned, pt 3 – Running TO Him

The Discipline of Tears

I’ve been a mess lately. An inside-out, gutted-open, blubbering mess. I haven’t spent this much time crying in a long time–a long, long, looong time. I’m not talking about a few tears here and there slowly and gently gliding ever-so-delicately down my cheeks. No, I’m talking about ugly crying–really ugly–as in slobbery, snotty wailing. Basically … More The Discipline of Tears

Still

As the deer pants for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. –Ps. 42:1 My heart longs for You … still More than my dreams More than fulfilling my destiny More than a clear purpose More than fruitful ministry I love You I want You I long for You … still So … More Still

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

Longing

I’ve been missing him this week.  And my heart is filled with longing. No,  he hasn’t gone anywhere. He never does. He never leaves me. He never forsakes me. He never changes. He is ready and willing to welcome me anytime, anywhere. I’m the one who’s fickle. I’m the one who gets busy. I’m the … More Longing

God Alone Suffices (My Week with St. Teresa of Avila)

Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices. — St. Teresa of Avila  Not too long ago, a friend brought my attention to this lovely little “prayer” of St. Teresa of Avila. I’d heard it … More God Alone Suffices (My Week with St. Teresa of Avila)

Memorized

Have you ever heard something–a thought, or maybe even just a word–that instantly lodges itself into the deep, subterranean places of your heart? Something that hits your spirit and sticks with you in a way that is far beyond mere words? Something that unlocks a new glimpse of heaven’s heartbeat ? Something that provokes you … More Memorized