What kind of crackpot are you?

Years ago, a well known prophetic teacher spoke a word to me which has stuck with me through the hard times. Basically, it is sometimes hard being me because I don’t fit normal. And for years I struggled with that very feeling. Why am I not normal? Why do people look at me like IContinue reading “What kind of crackpot are you?”

community: family by choice

I am very blessed in community. I know several people who feel like they are all alone in their circumstances or situations, and the reality is: often it’s due to your choices. We don’t always reach out to show our need nor vulnerability when we can, so we essentially build a wall to block outContinue reading “community: family by choice”

Chosen to speak

But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference He made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. 1 Peter 2:9-10 (MSG) AsContinue reading “Chosen to speak”

let God love the hell out of you

Do yourself a massive favor and let God love the hell out of you. Then love yourself as much as He does. It will change your life forever. Kris Vallotton I needed this word this morning. I can so relate to what Kris Vallotton shared on his blog today: http://krisvallotton.com/what-is-your-love-lid/ Because I too try toContinue reading “let God love the hell out of you”

before me

You go before me, and I can have hope because of that. The One who knows all things ever is not only making the rough patch ahead smooth for me, He warns me where to avoid stepping as we walk together. Hope smashes down the blockades, setting me free as He leads me straight toContinue reading “before me”

she will be loved…

There is a song by a popular band that caught my attention a few days ago when God brought the name of the song to mind….”She will be loved.” Then I realized He was talking about me. That little girl within me that still doesn’t feel loveable or worth being loved? God was speaking toContinue reading “she will be loved…”

the last in line

I was one of those kids. The ones that bloomed late, who was gangly, all legs and not as obviously coordinated or all put together as the cooler kids. When we were all lined up, and teams were chosen, I will almost always chosen last. This was even before I started wearing my glasses fullContinue reading “the last in line”

Master-piece

You choose to use me. But more importantly than even that, You choose me. You chose me before I even came into physical existence. You knew me, and the plan for me, before You began to shape me into being. You consider me Your masterpiece. A piece made with care by the Master. And asContinue reading “Master-piece”

lining up where I shouldn’t

Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself only to the person you were yesterday. @toddclark The comparison trap will cause me to believe what I see, and forget what I know. Beth Kinder  www.strongholdthebook.com I have a problem with my mirror. Maybe you can relate. My mirror doesn’t show just my reflection, but lines me up beside othersContinue reading “lining up where I shouldn’t”

dirty to clean

We don’t contaminate Christ with our brokenness, He makes us clean through His glorious presence!  Sheila Walsh I confessed yesterday that I love the story of Cinderella, which i find to be a great allegory of the Kingdom. I believe love is the central theme, around which brokenness, humility, ashes & grief swirled in anContinue reading “dirty to clean”