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

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

In the Shadow

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” In the shadow of the Almighty … I am covered. Surrounded. Secure. Safe…so very very safe. It’s dark, but the darkness is not in me. I can’t see what He’s doing, but it’s not because He is far … More In the Shadow

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…

He Restores My Soul

“He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul.” – Psalm 23:2-3a NKJV Psalm 23 is likely the most beloved Psalm of all-time. The Psalm’s beautiful imagery has brought comfort to millions throughout the ages. Never have its tender promises been more relevant and … More He Restores My Soul

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

Perfect Peace

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” -John 14:27 Peace Shalom Breathe Be still Listen And remember… He is with you He is for you He is good He is … More Perfect Peace

Into the Deep

I’m doing something a little different today. Yesterday, the Lord brought Luke 5:4-6 to mind. When He did, I remembered this piece I wrote nearly seven years ago. Rather than write something new, I felt prompted to repost this, because I think we are definitely in the season of going out where it is deeper … More Into the Deep

Enduring Confidence

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”  -Hebrews 10:35-36 NIV “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” -1Thessalonians 5:16-18 … More Enduring Confidence

Arise and Shine

“Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.Fo behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.”  – Isaiah 60:1-2 NKJV Arise: Shake off your slumber. Stand firm. Advance. Shine: Let what burns within you … More Arise and Shine

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

Fear Not

“Fear not little flock for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” – Luke 12:32 ESV These are the words I immediately heard yesterday when I asked Jesus what He was saying. There is so much comfort in this one short sentence. First, “fear not…”  Jesus said that a lot. Probably … More Fear Not

Unshakeable Hope

So Abraham waited patiently in faith and succeeded in seeing the promise fulfilled.  It is very common for people to swear an oath by something greater than themselves, for the oath will confirm their statements and end all dispute. So in the same way, God wanted to end all doubt and confirm it even more forcefully to … More Unshakeable Hope

Hope Lives Here

Hope lives here. That’s what it says on the wall of the prayer room we recently opened in Redlands. Actually, the walls say a lot of things, but that’s what jumped out at me when I came in today. Hope lives here. Hope lives in this space. Hope lives in this place; in this room. … More Hope Lives Here