Measured

1 John 5:1  "Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God.  And everyone who loves the Father loves His children too." Luke 9:48  "Then He said to them, 'whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the One who sent me.  For … Continue reading Measured

Faith {in the wake}

In the quietest hours, while everything is still dark, while the household and neighborhood sleeps… questions come to life.  Impossible questions.  Gut-wrenching questions.  The questions that no one wants to ask, but everyone wonders about… questions the world throws at the church ... and the church hides from. The questions I used to hide from… … Continue reading Faith {in the wake}

Grandpa

I woke up today, just before my alarm… a challenging situation with one of my children on my heart.  I pushed snooze and took in a deep breath… silently pleading for answers as I rolled over… not wanting to leave the warm comforter.    It was then I saw you… in my mind, behind my … Continue reading Grandpa

Trusting

You took so long, patiently and painstakingly, to build my trust in You.  Over the years, from my earliest childhood days until now, You’ve never once asked me to prove myself or to earn anything from You.  Instead, You have stood still as I’ve inched closer… drawn in by the zingy sent of salt… curious… … Continue reading Trusting

Trust

Hebrews 6:10  "For God is not unjust.  He will not forget how hard you have worked for Him and how you have shown your love to Him by caring for other believers, as you still do." Psalm 86:3-4  "Have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long. Bring joy to your … Continue reading Trust

What I wish people Understood: I can’t praise away sorrow, and I don’t want to.

I won’t always cry.  But sometimes, sadness and loneliness just need to be felt.  They are the truest expressions of faith in God’s ability to meet me where I’m at. Disappointment, regret, loss… these things can’t simply be prayed away, cast out or replaced with praises and singing.  They are real life companions for anyone … Continue reading What I wish people Understood: I can’t praise away sorrow, and I don’t want to.

What I wish People Understood: God broke trust with me, and only God can fix it.

I remember when your miracle came to life, when we all celebrated God’s faithfulness and power.  I sat in the audience watching, as you prayed for their miracle, and God moved through you.  I was so full of faith, and with you, I was passionate about everyone experiencing what we shared together - God of … Continue reading What I wish People Understood: God broke trust with me, and only God can fix it.