There is so much more I want to tell you but you can’t bear it now.” I want to ache for what He wants to say, more than I do for what I need to hear. I want to be as aware of His longing and desires, as I am of my own. I want … More Wanting to Want More
I’ve been so aware lately of my many deficiencies. I have an ongoing joke with the Lord that I pretty much suck at life. While certain spiritual realities come easily to me–I guess you could say they are supernaturally natural–a lot of “normal” life stuff that seems like it should be a whole lot easier … More Christ in Me
A call to Creatives and Contemplatives in this hour: Misunderstood misfits Melancholy feelers Merciful, tender, abstract souls The ones who feel deeply And love fiercely They long for peace and connection Yet their very presence troubles those Who live in a land of practical plans And linear lines They think with their hearts And not their … More The Arising (Orginally published as “The Misunderstood Mystics”)
“Just as I am – without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me, And that Thou bidst me come to Thee, -Oh Lamb of God, I come.” Just as I am Yet still… Just as I AM Completely me- Flawed, broken, imperfect Yet complete in You- Perfect, healed, whole How can this … More Just As I Am
We want a memo, He wants to talk. We want a right or wrong answer, He wants us to learn. We want to follow specific instructions, He wants us to enjoy the process. We want to get somewhere, but sometimes … sometimes He just wants to take a walk with us. Does any of this … More Monday Morning Musings: Slave or Son?
Do you know the way you move me? You~ yes, you. In all your imperfections and places of immaturity in inconsistency and even failure still … you move me. You’ve captured my heart you’ve caught my eye I delight in you and I’m pleased with you. Simply because you’re mine simply because you’ve said … More Do You Know the Way You Move Me?
“Set your heart on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not earthly things.” –Col. 3:1-2 It’s easy to look down. It’s easy to focus on circumstances. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and anxious. It’s easy to become lost in the swirl of negativity that so … More Monday Morning Musings: Look Up
“Lord, I’m such a failure!” I had already spent way too long listing everything that was wrong with me and everything that was wrong in my life, when I tearfully blurted out the words. I wasn’t expecting a response from Jesus, but I got one anyway. Really, in whose eyes? I was a bit startled. I stammered a reply, … More Love Never Fails