Let David Arise

Come out of hiding My chosen ones Come into the open For your time has come Faith forged in the fire of painful adversity Character developed in hiddenness and quiet obscurity Love refined, redefined by uncompromised purity His beauty now revealed with grace and maturity Saul’s time has passed Let David arise As one in His … More Let David Arise

Daughters of the King

A daughter of the King… Wears dignity like a cloak She is confident and courageous Creative and compassionate A carrier of His presence and peace Arrayed in her Father’s own armor She is humble, yet powerful Gentle, yet bold She is fearless Formidable And free Blessed and highly favored Simply because she is His Cherished … More Daughters of the King

The Voyage

This song has been messing me up. Like really messing me up. But that’s a good thing. In fact, I’m seeing a lot of good things lately.  Even though a lot of those good things have initially been disguised as challenges. Challenges that have become opportunities to trust–opportunities to believe. And that’s always a good … More The Voyage

What Do You Want?

Do you want what you think you need in your timing, or do you want what you really want in Mine? I  wasn’t expecting the question. But, of course, I already knew the answer. Even though it sounds like a no-brainer, there was a very real cost associated with the “obvious” answer. What I thought I … More What Do You Want?

Monday Morning Musings: “Authentic and Real”

“So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always.” -Phil 4:8-9 tPt Focus. Such a powerful word. Such a powerful truth to apprehend. Our focus literally has … More Monday Morning Musings: “Authentic and Real”

Advancing Upward

Quiet Yet loud in my soul Still Yet fully in motion Resting Yet fully awake It’s a strange place of paradox This place of in-between This place of now and not yet But in this place Your glance reassures me Your presence stirs me And propels me forward So I’m waiting And I’m occupying Advancing … More Advancing Upward

Hollywood, please get this one right…

A movie based on the New York Times best seller, The Shack, will be released next month. I’m SO excited!  But I’m also a little scared. I’m a little scared because, in recent years, Hollywood does not have a good track record when it comes to producing quality movies that rightly represent the heart and character of God. Sure, … More Hollywood, please get this one right…

Image

Image is powerful. Ask any advertising executive. A carefully cultivated image can make or break a product. Image can make or break an organization. Image can even make or break an individual. But there is one image we should be concerned with above all others… The fact that we are made in the image of … More Image

Now is the Time…

“The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended and the season of hiding is over and gone. The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers. The season for pruning the vines has arrived. I hear the cooing of doves in our land, filling the air with … More Now is the Time…

Soaring

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not grow faint.” – Isaiah 40:31 The Lord highlighted this verse to me at the beginning of the year–particularly the word “soar.” Although it is a … More Soaring

Spontaneous Devotions: “The Messy Middle”

Maybe it’s because I’m a middle child. I seem to live a lot of my life in the middle. I live a lot in transition…in process… In between In between actual changes in circumstances and assignments…in between hope and current realities… in between dreams and disappointments…in between contentment and contending…in between opposing truths…in between various … More Spontaneous Devotions: “The Messy Middle”

The Book I Never (Ever) Planned to Write

Since this is my personal blog, I’ve never felt any reason to share much about life in my professional world. But recently, my “worlds” intersected in an unexpected way. I’ve been a human resources professional for over 25 years. I’ve also been a writer (of one sort or another) for most of my life. However, what I never thought I … More The Book I Never (Ever) Planned to Write