Knowing

For a very long time, I have believed without seeing many of the things I have believed. In fact, despite persevering through the years in praying, declaring, waiting, resting, standing, and basically doing everything I know to do to partner with God’s promises, often I have seen quite the opposite. But even when I couldn’t … More Knowing

Adding Color

Many years ago, I had a transformational encounter with Jesus. One of the analogies I made at the time was that I felt as though I had gone from the black and white beginning scenes of The Wizard of Oz to the full vibrant technicolor the film shifts into once Dorothy lands in Oz. No, … More Adding Color

Fix Your Eyes

“We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection.” -Hebrews 11:2 TPT Yesterday, I heard the Lord whisper to my heart:  Fix your eyes on Me. That has been such a key for me in staying focused … More Fix Your Eyes

Come to the Table

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” – Psalm 23:5 Come to the table. Come to the table of communion. The table of divine union. The table of redemption … of restoration … and of remembrance. Come to the table. Come to the table and remember. Remember My broken body. … More Come to the Table

Not By Might…

“‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.” -Zechariah 4:6 I’m so glad it’s not all up to me. If it was, trust me, we’d pretty much all be doomed. I’m actually really grateful it’s not all up to you, either. I know some pretty great humans, but … More Not By Might…

Come to Me

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30 NIV I’ve been feeling tired. It … More Come to Me

My Sheep Hear Me

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.  -John 10:27 NKJV Yesterday, I wasn’t feeling the faith.  Each day as I finish writing, I’ve been asking the Lord what He is saying for the next day. When I asked yesterday, simultaneously, in my not-so-faith-filled heart, I also said, “Do I … More My Sheep Hear Me

The Glance

“You have captured my heart, my treasure, my bride. You hold it hostage with one glance of your eyes, with a single jewel of your necklace.” – Song of Solomon 4:9 NLT I haven’t been at my best lately. I’ve felt that way for a while now. The current challenges have just furthered that assessment. … More The Glance

The Blessing

“May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.” – Number 6:24-26 About two weeks ago, I first heard a new song called, “The Blessing.”  It is a powerful song that I believe … More The Blessing

Draw Near

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”  – James 4:8 NKJV Draw near to God. Draw near—closer than you’ve ever dared to come. Draw near to His heart. Nestle into His arms. Lay your head on His chest and hear His heartbeat. Feel the strength of His embrace. Gaze into His … More Draw Near

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

SHINE

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.  See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.”  -Isaiah 60:1-2 This past week I had the opportunity to speak at a local women’s Bible study on the … More SHINE

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!

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