Perfection

There is something just a little magical about the unfolding beauty that comes with the change of seasons. There’s something slightly intoxicating about a deliciously sweet breeze blowing gently through the trees and into my open windows. There’s something incredibly enticing about mercifully mild temperatures that require no artificial heating or cooling. There’s something undeniably … More Perfection

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

Brave, Not Broken

Spirit awake – one with You Focus steadfast and single   Heart alive – taking flight Soaring on wings of eagles   Senses aware – waiting for You Eyes and ears wide open   Soul alert – ready to run Cos I’m living brave, not broken   This little poem is a tribute to my … More Brave, Not Broken

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

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

S.T.R.O.N.G.

I didn’t get it. No really. For a long, long time–I just didn’t get it. But then something clicked. I can’t tell you exactly what changed. I just know something very significant has changed. I know the season has changed. Even more … I know I’ve changed. For a very long time I’ve clung to … More S.T.R.O.N.G.

Such Grace

Such grace amazingly outlandish undeniably unshakable always all-sufficient lavishly showered  upon me   Such grace ridiculously remarkable extravagantly excessive empowering and enabling me to know you    Such grace such amazingly outlandish grace oh how I love oh how I need oh how thankful I am … for grace   “Grace is not a theology. It is … More Such Grace

Amazed

When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching (Mat 7:28). The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” (Mat 8:27). And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowed was amazed and … More Amazed

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)

Time to Choose a Door?

It’s time to choose a door, beloved. What? How could this be? After years of waiting, I had finally stepped through the door —the door–he had long been promising to open for me. But I heard him again. This time the Voice was unmistakable. It’s time to choose a door, beloved. This other-worldly place I had just entered … More Time to Choose a Door?

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

What If?

What if? It’s a question we’ve all asked. It’s a question that taunts and torments many in the dark of night … What if it doesn’t work out? What if the unthinkable happens? What if I don’t get that job? What if my marriage doesn’t survive? What if we lose the house? What if the … More What If?

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