Take me to that holy place Take me to that sacred space It’s the place where I can breathe – The place where the air is pure It’s the place I was created to dwell The place where my spirit soars It’s the atmosphere of heaven – The place where the air is pure There’s … More Where the Air is Pure
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!
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. —Hebrews 10:35 I am the Promise Giver, and I am the Promise Keeper. I see you growing anxious and searching for someone, anyone, who will continue to confirm the promises I have spoken over your life. But beloved, isn’t enough that I have spoken? My … More From His Heart to Yours: March 17, 2017
We come with nothing Yet have everything in You Christ in us The hope of glory Even more astounding The hope of Your glory Is Christ in us Your glory Entrusted to us The earth filled with glory When You The Source Flow through us Such a marvelous mystery The Infinite Dwelling within the finite … More Spontaneous Devotions: “The Source”
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Note: A good friend of mine, artist Aeron Brown, recently opened an art gallery close to my home (The Threshold Art Gallery in Redlands, CA). I dropped by to hang out for a few minutes the other day and we hit upon an idea. I would read a scripture or something I’d recently written (or both) … More Spontaneous Devotions: “Come to Me”
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?
“Is it His goodness that makes you weep?” Only heaven knows how long I had been in that position. I was at the Convention Center in Jerusalem attending a week-long international conference celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot). It was toward the end of the week and the night had ended with an extended time … More Is it His Goodness?
I’ve taken a bit of an unscheduled break from the blogosphere over the past couple of weeks, but this morning I ran across a hard copy of this post from a few years ago. As I read it again, I realized this is still exactly What I Really Need: I don’t need … —another great sermon … More What I Really Need
Love is a powerful emotion. Love is a powerful choice. But lately I’ve been thinking about love not just as a wonderful emotion or as an intentional choice, but as a literal position. Because… Love is also a powerful place. I don’t know about you, but it seems like a lot of folks I talk to these … More Thoughts on Being IN Love
I’m still here, Lord. I’m still here with You. I’m still here waiting with You. I’m still here waiting for You. You already know this, but I’m not going anywhere. Whether You come through as I’ve believed–or even as I believe You’ve promised–I’m not going anywhere. To whom shall I go? You hold my heart in … More To Whom Shall I Go?
So I worked on this little project before Christmas and I sort of forgot to tell anyone about it. Basically, I’ve published another book called Pieces of My Heart. It was fairly easy to put together because I didn’t really write anything new–it is a (somewhat) random compilation of stuff I’d previously written. I like … More Pieces of My Heart
How can I even begin, Lord? How can I even begin to thank You? How can I even begin to thank You for who You are and for all You’ve done for me? How can I even begin to thank You for life? For love? For peace? For hope? How can I express what’s in my … More A Prayer of Thanksgiving
I think a lot of things. I have a lot of opinions about a lot of different things. Most people do. (Or at least I think they do!) Thinking is a good thing. We weren’t created to be robots or automatons. We are unique, thinking, feeling creatures. We all ought to learn to think critically … More The things I KNOW to be true …
Sometimes … I just need to gaze I just need to gaze upon Your endless beauty Sometimes … I just need a moment I just need a moment to soak in the fathomless depths of Your love Sometimes … I just need to be still I just need to be still and know that You alone … More Sometimes …
In You And You alone I live And move And have my being When I rise When I fall When I succeed When I fail I live unto You And You alone When the way is clear When I’m confused and lost When I’m filled with faith When I’m paralyzed by fear I trust in … More You Alone
The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart. –1 Sam.16:7 Beloved, hold your head high. You’ve done well. As always, you did what you could. You gave Me your best and you gave Me your all. The fragrance of your sacrifice … More From His Heart to Yours: September 2, 2014
Just like a child Holding on to her daddy’s hand I hold on to You Knowing that really It’s You holding on to me Through the brightest of days Through the darkest of nights Through every season of life We walk Hand in hand Of all the things I love about You …the power of … More Holding Hands
Let patience have its perfect work that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. –James 1:4 Beloved, please remember that My love is patient and My love is kind. My love is patient and kind toward you … always. When I ask you to allow patience to have its perfect work in you, I’m … More From His Heart to Yours: August 4, 2014
Like anyone, I have my ups and downs. There are (a few) things I’m good at, and a lot of things I’m not-so-good at. Since I’m usually harder on myself than I am on anyone else, I’ve realized that I often focus on the many areas I feel I need improvement rather than on the … More A few things I’ve learned along the way …