Leaning

I’m not normally at a loss for words. But lately I have been. Often, in fact. Believe it or not, at times, I run out of words. I run out of opinions. I run out of ideas. I run out of me. I don’t think it’s a bad thing. This isn’t some self-deprecating, “woe is … More Leaning

Moving Forward

Another year is almost in the books. Well, it is almost in our books–it was recorded in heaven before the foundations of the earth. In fact, before we took our first breath, He knew the number of our days. He knew every thought. He knew every decision, every triumph, and every heartbreak. I don’t know … More Moving Forward

This Most Holy Night (a “Night Before Christmas” poem)

T’was the night before Christmas And all through the house Not a creature was stirring Not even a mouse I finally sat down With a cup of steaming hot tea To ponder the beauty Of what this season truly means Christmas hasn’t always been The easiest of times Deep loneliness and pain Often left me … More This Most Holy Night (a “Night Before Christmas” poem)

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

Finding Your Voice (Monday Morning Musings V.3.0 with video)

Livestream, V-logs, Facebook Live,YouTube, FaceTime, and a million other types of insta-video have become a staple form of communication in our day. It’s all very commonplace and normal for today’s generation. But for someone who is, ahem, more “seasoned” in the journey of life (simple translation: a bit older) the new normal in communication can … More Finding Your Voice (Monday Morning Musings V.3.0 with video)

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

Magnify

“Panic and anxiety NEVER advance the kingdom of God – even if attached to prayer. Prayers of faith are what move heaven and earth. When you panic it is because you are seeing too much of the enemy and not enough of God. Be careful what you focus on. Be strategic in what/who you magnify.” … More Magnify

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

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

Christ in Me

I’ve been so aware lately of my many deficiencies. I have an ongoing joke with the Lord that I pretty much suck at life. While certain spiritual realities come easily to me–I guess you could say they are supernaturally natural–a lot of “normal” life stuff that seems like it should be a whole lot easier … More Christ in Me