cover lover or lover of the Word?

I love getting a new version of the Bible. There is something holy and fresh to me about holding a brand new Bible. Opening the cover for the first time, and taking a peek at the insides. As a book lover and word crafter, I can appreciate a pretty cover, fantastic graphics or eye catchingContinue reading “cover lover or lover of the Word?”

what a Word

Words have the power to bless, uproot, encourage, surgically impact or curse. Sometimes all in the same day. And when words are both your primary love language and part of your job, words can pierce far beyond the speaker’s intention. There is One, however, who knows the power of words. He not only inspired theContinue reading “what a Word”

lasting hope

I am hardwired to be optimistic. It takes a lot to get me down… usually a combination of illness/injury, eating poorly & not sleeping enough. But like you, every day something tries to undermine my hope: I am married to a wonderful man, who tends to be more of an Eeyore in nature, mostly dueContinue reading “lasting hope”

wonder at Your ways

One of the most wonder-filled aspects to being Yours is seeing Your Promises come alive in my life. I love digging deep into Your Word, because not only do I find You there, I discover just how much You have done for me! This verse jumped out this morning. And I realized it was true.Continue reading “wonder at Your ways”

While Shepherds Watched…

While shepherds watched Their flocks by night All seated on the ground The angel of the Lord came down And glory shone around And glory shone around God decided to let the lowly know before the mighty that Good News was just around the corner in the Christmas story. Notice the angel didn’t show upContinue reading “While Shepherds Watched…”

Living Word

Your courage matters: that you pray instead of panic, love instead of hate, help instead of hide. Live a sermon people are dying to hear. -Beth Moore In light of all the war, terrorism and natural disasters, how to you keep hopeful and courageous in the storms? Quite honestly, left to my own devices, IContinue reading “Living Word”

second hand and broken

The Bible is full of people who didn’t get it right the first time. People who ended up broken & down on their luck. Those who betrayed, wounded & ridiculed one another. And God loves each one. In this age where society raises people up to high pedestals and assists in crashing them down whenContinue reading “second hand and broken”

lectio divina giveaway

Prelude: This post is about the Message version of the Bible.  If you don’t prefer this version of the Word, I bless you as you study your favorite version.  However, God has used this version to help me find my voice as a writer, and hear His voice more clearly.  Which is one of theContinue reading “lectio divina giveaway”

love the one you’re with…literally!

I have a prayer for you this Valentine’s day, actually for you every day. It is a prayer Someone else is praying for you too: YOU are the one He adores. REALLY. It has taken me years to grasp this truth, and years more to let it soak in to my soul and become aContinue reading “love the one you’re with…literally!”

preparing the way- John

What happens when you go to a book and it doesn’t have the answers where you are looking for them? You go to the Author. And ask for help to find the right section. How the Bible is written is intentional. As is John’s brilliant opening about Jesus. You see, preparation for Jesus’ birth startedContinue reading “preparing the way- John”