Until I Know

As I’ve already shared, I’ve committed to posting a couple times a month over on the Live Brave blog. My first post over there was this short poem. I like to get my head around things in simple terms and I wrote that first poem to do just that. I wanted to answer the question … More Until I Know

Hope in the Mourning

The tears just kept coming. As they did, all I could hear was: Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. The flood of emotion caught me off-guard. I didn’t think I had any current reason to be mourning. It seemed like things were finally shifting. Mostly, it seemed like I was shifting. … More Hope in the Mourning

The Disconnect

A few lines was all it took. It was a “random” preview of an upcoming book written by a young man with a passionate hunger for the presence of God. I don’t know what the book is about as a whole. And I have no idea of its merit as a whole (although I suspect … More The Disconnect

Thoughts on Thorns

So, apparently Paul had this “thorn in the flesh” … We don’t know what it was. Some people have tried to speculate, but Scripture doesn’t say. I figure if the Holy Spirit wanted us to know, he would have recorded it. He didn’t. That in itself says something to me. Although I’m sure the specifics were really … More Thoughts on Thorns

In Between

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all  (2 Cor. 4:17).  But sometimes our troubles seem neither momentary nor light. Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly … More In Between

I Will Not Be Silent

I have something to say. Not everyone will like it. And it’s not for everyone. Sometimes I don’t want to say it. Hell definitely doesn’t want me to say it. But I do have something to say. It’s cost a lot … Many a tear stained carpet. Many sleepless nights spent wrestling. Then surrendering. Then wrestling … More I Will Not Be Silent

Time Is My Ally

Time.  It seems there is never enough of it.  I find myself running late far too often.  On any given day I feel like I’m behind on dozens of things. That feeling often carries over from a task level to a heart level.  Sometimes I feel like I’m behind in life. I feel like there are  things … More Time Is My Ally

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

Words

Words.  They can be so simple.  And they can be so complex.  They can give life, hope, and inspiration.  They can also bring death, discouragement, and destruction. James says the power of life and death is in the tongue.  I believe it!  (And not just because it’s in the Bible.) I believe it because I’ve lived on both sides … More Words

The Way Maker

“You made a way for me  to enter the holy place …” (from the song “You Made a Way” by Matt Gilman)   I’d sung the words many times, but this time they hit my heart with fresh revelation. He made a way. For me. To enter the holy place. Into the most holy place. Into the … More The Way Maker

The Gift (v.2.0)

  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. Confusion reigned. … More The Gift (v.2.0)