where to go for Hope?

I recently had someone ask me where i go to for Hope on those hard days. The sources I use to redirect me back to Him, so I can keep my eyes focused on my Hope and not the circumstances surrounding me. First, I turn to God, which is three part for me: The Word:  iContinue reading “where to go for Hope?”

Sunday Psalm: We Bring You Praise

We bring You praise, God. All the honor belongs only to You. You alone are worthy of a complete offering where we pour ourselves out like water before You, a constant stream of love & adoration flowing from us to Your throne. The fragrance of a heart 100% sold out for You brings a smileContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: We Bring You Praise”

snapshots along the Way: He Knew

You knew. You knew that the same people who cried Hosanna as You entered Jerusalem were the same ones who would pick up the stones to judge one another’s sin, and nail You to the cross. You knew. You knew we all hide our brokenness under the cover of what we think others want usContinue reading “snapshots along the Way: He Knew”

Sunday Psalm: Be Still, Seriously?

Oh Lord Inside I am racing like a car engine revving up for its heat in the big race, go go go get ‘er done check it off the to do list Peace is feeling farther & farther away with every new task I take on, with the situation I face causing me to spinContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Be Still, Seriously?”

Freedom is Calling

One of my favorite moments in human history occurs in Luke 4:15-21: (Jesus was teaching in their synagogues, & everyone praised him. ) He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of theContinue reading “Freedom is Calling”

unstoppable love which never ends

I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable— absolutely nothing  can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. Romans 8:38-39 MSG Nothing can separate us from. God’s love. Ever. Nothing. I got a graphicContinue reading “unstoppable love which never ends”

open arms await at the end of your journey home

The part of the Prodigal son story that really got me in the gut? The fact the son knew the Father would take him back in. Now, I know he missed exactly how much his father loved him under the weight of his shame, but he still knew he had a place with God. SoContinue reading “open arms await at the end of your journey home”

preparing the way- Matthew

The family tree of Jesus traces back to Abraham on his earthly father’s side. How cool is that?! If you know anything about families, you know as well as I do that every family has a relative or two who no one really likes to talk about in public. Jesus’ fraternal lineage has quite aContinue reading “preparing the way- Matthew”

under water

One of my favorite memories as a kid was being by the water. Even better, to be swimming, especially underwater. Seeing everything so clearly, removing all other distractions. Just me, underwater, awake and aware to the wonder around me. The thrill when I could first do a somersault underwater, then two in a row, thenContinue reading “under water”