A Prayer for More

Lord, I know You’ve heard my cries for “more.” But honestly I’m not sure what more even looks like, let alone how to apprehend it. But I do know You. And I know You still have my yes. You still have my trust. If I need to believe hard enough, pray long enough, declare loud … More A Prayer for More

To Whom Shall I Go?

I’m still here, Lord. I’m still here with You. I’m still here waiting with You. I’m still here waiting for You. You already know this, but I’m not going anywhere. Whether You come through as I’ve believed–or even as I believe You’ve promised–I’m not going anywhere. To whom shall I go? You hold my heart in … More To Whom Shall I Go?

Praying Big Prayers

I used to think I prayed big prayers~ …wild prayers …outlandish prayers …audacious prayers …even scary prayers But then I realized~ …the biggest …wildest …most outlandish and audacious …and definitely the scariest prayer I ever prayed is simply this: Teach me to love The way You love It will take a lifetime It will cost … More Praying Big Prayers

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)

A Christmas Prayer

I wrote this years ago and also posted it last year on my blog. Seems like a good time to post it again. May you have a blessed and wonder-filled Christmas! Dear Father,  Thank You for the priceless gift of Your Son. This Christmas I pray that the miracle of the Incarnation—that God became flesh … More A Christmas Prayer

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

A Prayer for our Nation and for our (New or Re-elected) President

Tomorrow we will elect the next President of the United States. Rarely has a presidential race been as heated and divisive as this one. Personally, I have stronger feelings about this election than about any in recent history, yet for the most part I have not felt compelled–or even released–to speak out about my own … More A Prayer for our Nation and for our (New or Re-elected) President

Emerge and Converge

Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. –Amos 3:7  We know in part and we prophesy in part. –1 Cor. 13:9  Your plans are emerging. We see, yet we don’t. We know, but not in full. Unveiling and unfolding; Revealing and beholding.   The unseen, will be … More Emerge and Converge

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.

Thank You

My brain is on spin cycle. The Holy Spirit has been pouring in so much; doing so much. In my mind, there are a zillion sound bites clamoring for airplay. They are competing with half a dozen opening lines of posts that are mentally “in process.” Floating in between it all–mental snapshots of so many amazing and miraculous … More Thank You