pressing in for mercy

This morning I responded snappily to an ongoing stressful situation.  I didn’t pay attention the reminder which flashed into my mind to just listen, but instead instantly reacted. Again. As someone who believes how we use our words can bring life, I am likely harder on myself all the more because I know better &Continue reading “pressing in for mercy”

God is…unconditional

God so loved the WORLD (and each one living on it) that He gave up His only Son, Jesus, to die for ALL their wrongs & mistakes and make them whole again. Anyone who believes in Jesus & accepts this love giving gift will become His Beloved, forever. John 3:16 (paraphrase mine) Your name’s  included.Continue reading “God is…unconditional”

wading through persuasion

So many times, on our hesitation to act, we can allow ourselves to become persuaded. If the counsel is prudent, we may avoid trouble ahead. If the counsel is not, we might be acquiring more than we bargained for. In the novel Persuasion, Anne Elliot has a whirlwind romance at the age of 19 with aContinue reading “wading through persuasion”

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”

snapshots along the way: broken to Passover

1 Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. 2 And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe.3 They came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with their hands. 4 Pilate went out again and said to them, “See,Continue reading “snapshots along the way: broken to Passover”

Bind us together

Like the anticipation of the arrival of spring, the Word has moving, stirring and growing deeper within me in a few areas as of late, but especially His desire for unity. How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Psalm 133:1 God is blessed when we live in community. EvenContinue reading “Bind us together”

only part of the story

Oh as you run, what hindered love will only become part of the story. –Steffany Gretzinger, Come out of Hiding A few weeks ago, I took part in a night of prophetic teaching, and one of the words spoken was the lyrics to this song. It snuck past my defences, and opened my heart toContinue reading “only part of the story”

clenching too tight?

Today was one of those days where everything seemed to be a major effort, all day long. It started up an hour earlier than I ended up needing to be up. At work, one long awaited tech glitch fixed caused another even more frustrating one, eventually freezing three computers and one program, making for veryContinue reading “clenching too tight?”

forgive me note

Today, its time to write something fairly raw and honest. I had to write a note and forgive someone today. That person was me. I still struggle with being too hard on myself. I have grace for everyone else, but me. As I did this exercise tonight with my small group, i had a breakContinue reading “forgive me note”

time after time

Today, I am both humbled and grateful to have been invited to guest blog for Remade Ministries. Beth Kinder and I met on Twitter this fall,  both passionate about God & seeing women be set free into the fullness He has for them. Guest blogging for the first time was a wee bit nerve wracking,Continue reading “time after time”