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
How can I even begin, Lord? How can I even begin to thank You? How can I even begin to thank You for who You are and for all You’ve done for me? How can I even begin to thank You for life? For love? For peace? For hope? How can I express what’s in my … More A Prayer of Thanksgiving
Sometimes … I just need to gaze I just need to gaze upon Your endless beauty Sometimes … I just need a moment I just need a moment to soak in the fathomless depths of Your love Sometimes … I just need to be still I just need to be still and know that You alone … More Sometimes …
One was old. One was young. Both were faithful. One waited so long she felt sure her moment had passed. One was met with a surprising turn of events and didn’t feel ready. Both were called to birth the miraculous. And both fulfilled their call. Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. Mary, the mother … More In His Timing (a tale of two women)
The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart. –1 Sam.16:7 Beloved, hold your head high. You’ve done well. As always, you did what you could. You gave Me your best and you gave Me your all. The fragrance of your sacrifice … More From His Heart to Yours: September 2, 2014
Just like a child Holding on to her daddy’s hand I hold on to You Knowing that really It’s You holding on to me Through the brightest of days Through the darkest of nights Through every season of life We walk Hand in hand Of all the things I love about You …the power of … More Holding Hands
“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” –6:33 I might as well have it tattooed on my heart. These words. These simple but profound, and oh so precious, words of Jesus in Matthew chapter six. Seek first the kingdom of God and HIS righteousness. … More Seeking First His Kingdom
Let patience have its perfect work that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. –James 1:4 Beloved, please remember that My love is patient and My love is kind. My love is patient and kind toward you … always. When I ask you to allow patience to have its perfect work in you, I’m … More From His Heart to Yours: August 4, 2014
“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
“Intimacy with God is never, ever, based on performance. Never. Ever.” This was my first, and probably the most important, point on a list I posted earlier in the week of a few things I’ve managed to learn on my journey of faith. I believe in the truth of this statement with all of my … More A few things I’ve learned, pt 2 – Intimacy with God
Like anyone, I have my ups and downs. There are (a few) things I’m good at, and a lot of things I’m not-so-good at. Since I’m usually harder on myself than I am on anyone else, I’ve realized that I often focus on the many areas I feel I need improvement rather than on the … More A few things I’ve learned along the way …
I’m over it! No, really I am. To be more precise … I’m over ME. I’m over taking myself too seriously. I’m over caring what anyone else thinks. I’m over worrying about what I do or do not have, what I can or cannot do, and what does or does not happen. I’m over wasting … More Over It!
“Jesus said to him, ‘If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!’” —John 21:22 It’s probably no surprise that as a writer, I also like to read. There are many writers who stir me. Many writers who inspire me. Those who move me. Those who compel … More Monday Morning Musings: Just Follow Jesus
Excitement filled the air. At long last it was time. It was my time. It was time to present an offering to the King. It was time to place the fruit of my labor–my very best efforts–before him. The King himself had commissioned this gift. It was the very best I had to offer. I worked … More Imperfect!
“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
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” –Isaiah 43:19 I ‘ve been hearing a lot of references to this verse for years. “New things” have been rumbling for awhile now. But this season … More Do You See Him?
“Lord, I just don’t get it!” It had been a bad week. A really bad week. There had been challenging circumstances, to be sure, but honestly it wasn’t that kind of bad week. It was a bad week between my ears. It was a bad week in my thoughts. It was a bad week in my … More Getting It
Return. I’ve been hearing the word over and over again. Not just from the Lord to me–but Jesus calling out to his bride … Return. The word is relevant to all of us. Whether you’ve taken a tiny step away from his presence by giving in to a momentary distraction, or if you’ve been running fast … More I Will Return
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. —Romans 8:28 In all things. Not some things. Not most things. Not almost all things … In all things. And we know that in all things God works for the … More In All Things
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