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

Consecrated Time

Time What an extravagant and lavish gift Time to simply be Without an agenda Without any obligation to make “good” use of the time and space I find myself in Without anything to prove Without a need to accomplish anything Or discover anything – Other than what always is And that is simply You – … More Consecrated Time

Sometimes …

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 Secret

In secret In the quiet stillness Before the dawn of a new day You work Your hands Those of a skilled Master Potter Form And transform My heart I couldn’t resist if I tried Helpless without You I surrender To Your touch And To Your relentless love I know You’re answering my prayers I know … More In Secret

Selah …

Selah. Pause. Ponder. Think about it. Take it in. Consider carefully. That’s what I’ve been doing. Pausing. Pondering. Thinking about stuff. Taking it in. Carefully considering the things stirring in my heart. I’ve started writing a couple of things, but I’m not getting very far. I’m not focused. There’s no flow. When that happens more … More Selah …

For Just a Moment

We’ve been in the Galilee, actually staying on the Mt of Beatitudes for a time of personal retreat these past few days. By the time this posts, we’ll be on our way to Jerusalem, but in the spirit of “rest”–after having the priceless opportunity to slow down to “be” with Him for just a bit–I … More For Just a Moment

Originally posted on iwanttobelieveingod:
Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. –Psalm 116:7 I started listening to the wrong voice again.  I started doubting and spiraling into negative thoughts.  I was angry, frustrated and confused.  “Why?” I asked, “Why?”  I was tired and needed sleep.  I was sick and…

Take a Deep Breath

Take a deep breath right here, right now breathe in  life   Breathe in       the glory of his goodness      the beauty of his peace      and the joy of his presence   Breathe in  and be thankful It’s a new day and you still have breath   Breathe out  the … More Take a Deep Breath

Monday Morning Musings: Gentle Whispers

“After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.” –1 Kings 19:12 Sometimes his voice comes like a mighty rushing wind–and it’s glorious. Sometimes his voice comes like an earthquake awaking our souls–and it’s powerful. Sometimes his voice ignites our hearts with the unquenchable … More Monday Morning Musings: Gentle Whispers

The Journey

I wrote this poem several years ago in response to a writing challenge using the word “escape” as a prompt. I hadn’t thought of it in years, but while praying this morning had a little nudge to dig it out and share it.  Hoping it ministers to someone.  No life or situation is beyond his … More The Journey

I Will Return

Return. I’ve been hearing the word over and over again. Not just from the Lord to me–but Jesus calling out to his bride … Return. The word is relevant to all of us. Whether you’ve taken a tiny step away from his presence  by giving in to a momentary distraction, or if you’ve been running fast … More I Will Return

Return

Return Return to Me Turn around; change your mind Return to My heart; return to My peace Take your thoughts captive to the Truth Silence the lies of the accuser– Return and rest   Rest Rest in Me Step out of the commotion Inhale–breathe in the soothing aroma of My presence Exhale–breathe out the perplexity and … More Return