let your weight of burden go

I forget what is in the past and try as hard as I can to reach the goal before me. Philippians 3:13b I have had a few conversations of late where wonder was expressed at how I can leave my past behind me. It was not easy learning to let go and to forgive, butContinue reading “let your weight of burden go”

careless in His care

I have been an avid bird lover since I learned that penguin parents sing to their young. As a ‘songbird’ myself, that resonated deep within me. I liked that love can be shown through a song. As a child, i often wondered to myself who cared for all the wild birds I enjoyed soaring acrossContinue reading “careless in His care”

free to be

Today is Canada Day, and Independence Day for our neighbors to the south is fast behind. These dates remind me of the cost of freedom. Much blood has been shed, and even more prayer, hope & dreams invested in freedom around the world. And yet, we still have slavery, prejudice, racism & hatred in theContinue reading “free to be”

under pressure

In Me you can have peace. In the world you have pressure, but be daring! I have conquered the world – John 16:33 ERV “Under Pressure” by Queen is one of the most popular songs of past 35 years, not just because it is catchy, but all of us can relate… We all feel likeContinue reading “under pressure”

name the doubt & grab His hem

I am more than a bit timid when it comes to asking God for something i want for myself. In fact, I tend to ask for myself as a tag along, or add on at the end of praying for other people’s needs. Which isn’t a healthy symptom at all. You see, that likely meansContinue reading “name the doubt & grab His hem”

resting declares freedom

Resting is a declaration of freedom. -Kerri Weems We are meant to wield our rest. Rest is not the lack of action, but a weapon to choose. Our choice not to act is in fact an action. When we fail to choose rest, we find ourselves ever increasingly exhausted, stressed out and not focused onContinue reading “resting declares freedom”

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”

the best revenge

As of late, there have been a lot of TV shows and movies out there that seem to have the theme of revenge interwoven throughout them. The natural reaction to pain is to strike back. To wound the one who wounded us. To seek revenge, our own personal justice upon our attacker. Falling into theContinue reading “the best revenge”

live free

Did you know you are free? You really are. You are free to make any choice you want to. You are. No one can make you choose. Our wills determine our choices. If you are stuck in a bad habit, you may feel like you have no choice but to keep doing what you haveContinue reading “live free”

pressed to release His fragrance

I am in a season of being pressed. Not to be broken & destroyed, but so that I can release Him more fully within me & to those around me. Maybe you can relate. I had a glimpse another pressing season was headed my way with some words spoken a few weeks ago, and thenContinue reading “pressed to release His fragrance”