The Warrior Bride

Romantic whimsy and steely determination Etched upon her face A beautiful gown flowing gracefully Over the combat boots on her feet With compassion in her heart Iron in her soul And a spirit aligned with His She is a lover ready for war Her Beloved, the Captain of Angel Armies The Lord of Hosts Eternally … More The Warrior Bride

A Prayer for More

Lord, I know You’ve heard my cries for “more.” But honestly I’m not sure what more even looks like, let alone how to apprehend it. But I do know You. And I know You still have my yes. You still have my trust. If I need to believe hard enough, pray long enough, declare loud … More A Prayer for More

Hineni

Hineni Here I am Here I am with You Here I am before Your face Here I am before Your throne Hineni Here I am To whom shall I go? You alone have the words of eternal life Hineni Here I am Here I am again Here I am gazing up Here I am where … More Hineni

In Your Presence

In Your Presence, there is …no hurry …no stress …no striving …no worry …no fear …no confusion …no lack In Your Presence, there is …only peace …only rest …only restoration …only clarity …only grace …only love …only You “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your … More In Your Presence

Embracing the Journey

I saw it happen over and over again. Years ago, when I worked for a large missions organization, I loved to watch our missionaries head out to their long-term field assignments filled with fire and passion—certain they would see God move in mighty ways. What I didn’t love so much was watching many of these … More Embracing the Journey

Divine Union

Rarely have I been so unsure of what God is saying- Yet rarely have I been so sure of who He is Rarely have my thoughts of where He is leading me shifted so frequently- Yet rarely has my calling and destiny felt so secure Rarely has the future seemed so shrouded in mystery- Yet … More Divine Union

True Freedom

Sometimes freedom looks like exuberance–whooping, hollering, and dancing wildly Other times freedom looks like quiet stillness–the complete absence of striving, with no need to prove anything to anyone Sometimes freedom looks like laughing Sometimes freedom looks like crying Sometimes freedom looks like permission to feel nothing at all Sometimes freedom looks effortless Other times freedom … More True Freedom

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

Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 4”

Triumph! Now we’re getting somewhere. Who doesn’t love the big triumphant finish? Everyone loves to see the answer to their prayers—especially when the answer has been a long time in coming. Long awaited victories are defining moments for all of us. Previously, we’ve looked at the opportunities to lean into God’s heart during times of … More Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 4”

Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 3”

Waiting. Could there possibly be a more despised concept in western culture? In these days of instant gratification and instant access to just about everything, waiting has become a foreign concept. Yet the exhortation to “wait on the Lord” is found throughout Scripture. Anyone who has walked with the Lord for more than about five … More Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 3”

Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 1”

Intimacy.  What is it? More specifically, what does it mean in our relationship with Jesus? Is it something to be desired? The dictionary defines intimacy as: close familiarity or friendship; closeness. One catchy definition I’ve often heard is “in-to-me-see.” Intimacy is a place of vulnerability and authenticity. It’s a place where there are no pretenses; … More Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 1”

Time to Be-Loved? New/old curriculum available (free) online soon!

Years ago I saw a picture of a circle that began, then ended, then began again. Each time the circle closed and began again, it was within the previous circle, but slightly smaller. After several circles had begun, then closed, then began again, the picture took on the shape of a funnel. I realized that … More Time to Be-Loved? New/old curriculum available (free) online soon!