Every Yes Matters

When it comes to God, no really isn’t in my vocabulary. Besides pretty much giving Him a blanket yes before I know the question, there have been many very specific yeses, in regard to very specific invitations. Usually, the invitation seemed weighty and came with a specific assignment. Usually, there were many confirming words, much … More Every Yes Matters

Alliterating Advent, week 2: IMMINENT

Last week, we pondered the wonder of the incarnation. This week, we’re adding a new word: IMMINENT Imminent: ready to take place; happening soon From the beginning of time, the incarnation was imminent. Although Jesus’ coming was imminent, it took a while to come to pass. Clearly our definition of “soon” and God’s definition are … More Alliterating Advent, week 2: IMMINENT

Knowing

For a very long time, I have believed without seeing many of the things I have believed. In fact, despite persevering through the years in praying, declaring, waiting, resting, standing, and basically doing everything I know to do to partner with God’s promises, often I have seen quite the opposite. But even when I couldn’t … More Knowing

In the Dark…

“This isn’t your tomb, it’s your cocoon.” I’m not sure where I first read this quote, but when I saw it again recently, it hit my heart immediately. Here’s to hoping it is true. Things have been weird for a very long time. The pandemic and our corporate lockdown didn’t start any of it—at least … More In the Dark…

In the Shadow

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” In the shadow of the Almighty … I am covered. Surrounded. Secure. Safe…so very very safe. It’s dark, but the darkness is not in me. I can’t see what He’s doing, but it’s not because He is far … More In the Shadow

Perfect Peace

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” -John 14:27 Peace Shalom Breathe Be still Listen And remember… He is with you He is for you He is good He is … More Perfect Peace

Into the Deep

I’m doing something a little different today. Yesterday, the Lord brought Luke 5:4-6 to mind. When He did, I remembered this piece I wrote nearly seven years ago. Rather than write something new, I felt prompted to repost this, because I think we are definitely in the season of going out where it is deeper … More Into the Deep

Enduring Confidence

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”  -Hebrews 10:35-36 NIV “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” -1Thessalonians 5:16-18 … More Enduring Confidence

A Ready Writer?

“My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.’’  -Psalm 45:1 NKJV I have this sort of love-hate relationship with words. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not one of those people with bazillions of gifts. Pretty much just words. Yep, … More A Ready Writer?

Arise and Shine

“Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.Fo behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.”  – Isaiah 60:1-2 NKJV Arise: Shake off your slumber. Stand firm. Advance. Shine: Let what burns within you … More Arise and Shine

The Blessing

“May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.” – Number 6:24-26 About two weeks ago, I first heard a new song called, “The Blessing.”  It is a powerful song that I believe … More The Blessing

Fear Not

“Fear not little flock for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” – Luke 12:32 ESV These are the words I immediately heard yesterday when I asked Jesus what He was saying. There is so much comfort in this one short sentence. First, “fear not…”  Jesus said that a lot. Probably … More Fear Not

Unshakeable Hope

So Abraham waited patiently in faith and succeeded in seeing the promise fulfilled.  It is very common for people to swear an oath by something greater than themselves, for the oath will confirm their statements and end all dispute. So in the same way, God wanted to end all doubt and confirm it even more forcefully to … More Unshakeable Hope

Hope Lives Here

Hope lives here. That’s what it says on the wall of the prayer room we recently opened in Redlands. Actually, the walls say a lot of things, but that’s what jumped out at me when I came in today. Hope lives here. Hope lives in this space. Hope lives in this place; in this room. … More Hope Lives Here

Way Maker

“You are… Way Maker Miracle Worker Promise Keeper Light in the Darkness My God, that is who you are”* I’ve had this song on repeat for awhile now. I haven’t just been singing it, I’ve been declaring it. I’ve been declaring it over… Impossible circumstances Immovable situations Insurmountable odds I’ve been declaring it over… Broken … More Way Maker