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

Forgetting to Breathe (And it’s a Good Thing)

He takes my breath away. No really, he does. Sometimes, when I glimpse his face … the intensity of his gaze … penetrating with truth … yet filled with such merciful kindness … and such unfathomable love … I simply forget to breathe. (And it’s a good thing.) I’m in awe of him. I’m undone in his presence … And … More Forgetting to Breathe (And it’s a Good Thing)

Movement

I was looking for something specific in one of my old journals today and I ran across this quickly scribbled poem that I felt stirred to post. Could have tried to spiff it up a bit, but left it “as is” instead  … Movement Sitting with you Gazing into eyes of fire How can I … More Movement

Monday Morning Musings: Gentle Whispers

“After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.” –1 Kings 19:12 Sometimes his voice comes like a mighty rushing wind–and it’s glorious. Sometimes his voice comes like an earthquake awaking our souls–and it’s powerful. Sometimes his voice ignites our hearts with the unquenchable … More Monday Morning Musings: Gentle Whispers

Just One Glimpse

 Just one glimpse~    of your face Just one glance ~    of your eyes Just one touch ~    of your hand Just one touch from you   And it’ll be okay Everything will be okay   Just one beat ~     of your heart Just one breath~    of your life Just one … More Just One Glimpse

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

Uncomfortably Close

The corner of the coffee table was digging painfully into my knee. My left arm was completely numb. My right arm, contorted at an unnatural  angle, was well on its way to the same state. My neck was stiff; my back and feet ached. I was beginning to sweat … No, I wasn’t engaged in a torturous … More Uncomfortably Close

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

Springtime

My lover spoke and said to me, “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come with me.  See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.  Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come …” — Song of Songs 2:10-12 As the temperatures outside approach triple digits, it’s quite obvious we are heading fast and furiously into Summer. … More Springtime

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