when it’s hard to believe for the best

Yesterday was a day filled with highs and lows, from which I am still both in shock and filled with praise as i process it all. It is hard seeing your child reeling with hurt. One of mine is struggling to show honor in a placement where she has been discouraged and put down byContinue reading “when it’s hard to believe for the best”

safe-house

God’s a safe-house for the battered, a sanctuary during bad times. The moment you arrive, you relax; you’re never sorry you knocked.- Psalm 9:9-10 (MSG) Feeling battered by turbulence about you? Seeking shelter from the swirling storm? Head for Home. God Himself is our Home, our safe-house in times of trouble. He is the sanctuary for ourContinue reading “safe-house”

when it’s time to rest

I have decided not to write today. I am still trying to process a whole boatload of changes headed my way, and I am literally all thumbs this morning. I am taking some time to rest, recharge and reboot despite this being my busiest work day of the week. Because the time spent with HimContinue reading “when it’s time to rest”

Band-Aids over bullet holes

Bandaids don’t fix bullet holes, you can only cover up what has hurt you for so long. -Austin Dennis Yesterday, I took a direct hit. And boy it hurt. I couldn’t address the wounding in the exact moment due to my shock, but bandaided myself in a stop gap measure as best i could andContinue reading “Band-Aids over bullet holes”

hedgeaway Home

Yesterday, I startled a sweet little bird as I took my Nordic poles out for a spin.  Like the giant to Jack, I must have appeared a formidable threat. Before those of you who have met me laugh too hard at that thought, I don’t mention it because of what I did, but rather whatContinue reading “hedgeaway Home”

when the wait seems too long…the embrace

Come, Thou long expected Jesus Born to set Thy people free From our fears and sins release us Let us find our rest in Thee. The people of Israel had been waiting…while in captivity in Babylon, through their rebuilding of their homeland, during the Roman occupation. Messiah?! When are You coming to deliver us? AndContinue reading “when the wait seems too long…the embrace”

wild with grace

Grace is a powerful, dangerous, freeing force. Pastor Tullian Tchividjian [Aslan?] He’ll be coming and going” he had said. “One day you’ll see him and another you won’t. He doesn’t like being tied down –and of course he has other countries to attend to. It’s quite all right. He’ll often drop in. Only you mustn’tContinue reading “wild with grace”

belong

One of the downsides to working part time is missing out on the same camaraderie those who work full time share. The same can be said about our walk with God. God isn’t interested in part time relationship. He is ours full time, 24/7, 365. And beyond. We think of time in forward increments, GodContinue reading “belong”

you make me brave when feet may fail

I stand before You now The greatness of Your renown I have heard of the majesty and wonder of You King of Heaven in humility, I bow As Your love in wave after wave Crashes over me, crashes over me For You are for us, You are not against us Champion of Heaven You’ve madeContinue reading “you make me brave when feet may fail”