Personal Best

I wrote this a few years ago, but I’ve been thinking again lately about how differently we’re all wired. Although God’s love for each of us is the same, that’s pretty much where the similarity ends. I will never be able to achieve anyone else’s “personal best”–or for  that matter meet anyone else’s expectation of … More Personal Best

The Discipline of Tears

I’ve been a mess lately. An inside-out, gutted-open, blubbering mess. I haven’t spent this much time crying in a long time–a long, long, looong time. I’m not talking about a few tears here and there slowly and gently gliding ever-so-delicately down my cheeks. No, I’m talking about ugly crying–really ugly–as in slobbery, snotty wailing. Basically … More The Discipline of Tears

Today’s Choice

Today I choose … to trust to trust Him to trust Him with all my heart and to not lean on my own understanding Today I choose … to rest to rest in Him though weary and sometimes burdened I come to Him and find rest for my soul Today I choose … to love to … More Today’s Choice

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


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


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


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)

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

Wretch or Wonder?

A holy hush settled over the entire room. The soft and tender tones of women singing out their sincere love and longing for Jesus filled the atmosphere. It was a taste–just a tiny taste–of heaven on earth. Then it happened. (Oh why does it always happen?) “If you’re struggling with SIN don’t let anything keep you from Jesus. … More Wretch or Wonder?