Rule the Air

For Verizon, it was a tagline. For the enemy of our souls it was more. It was a strategy. “Rule the Air.” Control the airways. Control communication. Control technology. CONTROL THE NARRATIVE. It’s nothing new. In Ephesians, satan himself is called “the prince of the power of the air” (See Eph 2:2). But hell never … More Rule the Air

Worthy of it All?

Jesus, You’re worthy of it all You’re worthy of the journey You’re worthy of every step… -Whether in faith or fear -In clarity or confusion -In plenty or in lack -In fullness or, even, in nothingness It’s easy to say He is worthy of your best, but is He worthy of the struggle? It’s easy … More Worthy of it All?

Sunday IS Coming

It’s Friday …but Sunday’s coming. Years ago, when I first heard these words (and a message built around them), it was powerful and memorable. The truth they represent is powerful and memorable to this day. This year, more than ever. Because this year has been a year like no other. On Friday, all seemed lost. … More Sunday IS Coming

Even Then

When I’m feeling particularly pressed by the schemes of hell and the circumstances of life, I tend to go on offensive overdrive. As in, I WILL praise the Lord regardless of my circumstances. I WILL honor Him in the process no matter how confusing it becomes. I WILL trust Him … no matter what. That’s … More Even Then

Choosing Trust

I went to bed sad last night. Sadder than I’ve been in a long time. That is saying something because there has been an awful lot of “sad” going around lately. It was just the straw that broke the camel’s back. I felt helpless. Like no matter how I (we) pray, no matter what steps … More Choosing Trust

Eagles Arising

Over a five day period, I saw them everywhere. Soaring eagles. Near a prayer house I was visiting. Up by Shasta Dam. Over the property of a retreat/equipping center in Central California. The grand finale was a spectacular display of their in-flight finesse near Bass Lake. During that short five day period, over a geographic … More Eagles Arising

Quiet Invitations

The invitation was quiet. It was so quiet I could have easily missed it. I walked downstairs for coffee and intended to take it back upstairs to my little prayer corner—a frequent morning routine. But there, standing in the middle of my kitchen, I felt a faint but distinct shift in the atmosphere. I stood … More Quiet Invitations

Every Yes Matters

When it comes to God, no really isn’t in my vocabulary. Besides pretty much giving Him a blanket yes before I know the question, there have been many very specific yeses, in regard to very specific invitations. Usually, the invitation seemed weighty and came with a specific assignment. Usually, there were many confirming words, much … More Every Yes Matters

Full Circle

I used to pray big prayers. The “I’ll do anything, give up everything, go anywhere” type of prayers. The “I must decrease, You must increase” type of prayers. I meant them.  Because I did, Jesus answered. But He answered in a surprising way. He answered by alluring me … Straight into the wilderness. To a … More Full Circle

Alliterating Advent, week 2: IMMINENT

Last week, we pondered the wonder of the incarnation. This week, we’re adding a new word: IMMINENT Imminent: ready to take place; happening soon From the beginning of time, the incarnation was imminent. Although Jesus’ coming was imminent, it took a while to come to pass. Clearly our definition of “soon” and God’s definition are … More Alliterating Advent, week 2: IMMINENT

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

In the Dark…

“This isn’t your tomb, it’s your cocoon.” I’m not sure where I first read this quote, but when I saw it again recently, it hit my heart immediately. Here’s to hoping it is true. Things have been weird for a very long time. The pandemic and our corporate lockdown didn’t start any of it—at least … More In the Dark…

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