live life in community

For many years, I have felt on the outside looking in… maybe you too can relate. There have been seasons where I was missing having close sisters. That feeling where you long for family beyond the blessings you already have, Where my heart felt lonely despite a loving hubby, great kids, friends & family. HeartContinue reading “live life in community”

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”

Kingdom work

When I go to work, I’m going to the Kingdom. I’m not working for the King, I’m working with the King. The Kingdom is not restrained to the walls of the Church. -Kris Vallotton Many days, I used to drag myself to work. But its not that I don’t love my jobs, for I do. Rather itsContinue reading “Kingdom work”

love in action

Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. –Philippians 2:2-4 MSG Living in communityContinue reading “love in action”

comfort in community

Hi chicks! (that’s what I call my girlfriends in Christ) If you are a bro, welcome. I know some of you are single, separated, divorced or in a hard place in your marriages.  I know it can and does hurt. I know sometimes you feel you can’t ask people to pray for your spouse, forContinue reading “comfort in community”

faith in action

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.  James 2:26 Life cannot exist when the body and the spirit are separated. Both are needed for life to happen. Faith without works isn’t alive. It too is dead. The spirit may be willing, but if yourContinue reading “faith in action”

Community revisited

Originally posted last spring for my church’s blog, however with the upcoming online Remade Community group kicking off this Monday, I have been revisiting what He has been teaching me about unity, and community. May you too be blessed by seeking greater unity with Him, and entering into deeper community with the Body. Like theContinue reading “Community revisited”

birds of a feather

I always related to the ugly duckling as a child, and honestly, still as an adult. Not because I think I am exceptionally ugly  (surface beauty is in the eye of the beholder…) but because I have always felt on the outside looking in.  A misfit.  A round peg trying to fit in square holes.Continue reading “birds of a feather”

this chord of three strands

Today is my 22nd wedding anniversary. I have now been married for just under half my life 🙂 I have learned two key lessons, mostly the hard way, over the two + decades we have been a couple.  They are key because without them, the song of our marriage quickly turns into dischord, and things remain offContinue reading “this chord of three strands”

community matters

Today, I am taking a day off from writing. I am spending some time allowing my sprained wrist to recover, but also listening to where the Spirit wants me to write next. Easter hit me with a different impact this year, and I want to soak in the lessons I ahve learns, and make them part ofContinue reading “community matters”