hope in His presence

Only the forgiven and loved can help others be forgiven and loved. Only the free can free others. Don’t be talented, be free. Write on, friend. Those words jolted me wide eyed and bush tailed right out of a lull the other day. And I realized something about myself. Its not my talent that makes meContinue reading “hope in His presence”

when you are asked to flee…Joseph

After the wise men were gone, God’s angel showed up again in Joseph’s dream and commanded, “Get up. Take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt. Stay until further notice. Herod is on the hunt for this child, and wants to kill him.” Joseph obeyed. He got up, took the child and hisContinue reading “when you are asked to flee…Joseph”

when the road seems too long…the wise men

As long as the road would have seemed to Joseph & Mary, there were those on a quest who took even longer to arrive in Bethlehem. After Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah territory— this was during Herod’s kingship—a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can weContinue reading “when the road seems too long…the wise men”

in Your eyes

My best is just that. Mine. My best effort, filled with all the passion, skill and gifts I have to back it. I have a hard time letting myself down, let alone people. And God. But I know myself. I have the tendency to see if I am pleasing those around me, family, friends &Continue reading “in Your eyes”

passion

Tonight I saw a movie that rekindled my passion. (It was about cooking, before you gasp with disapproval!) The Hundred Foot Journey. The passion of three characters that cross paths is inspiring: The young man whose passion is taste, exceptionally flavoring the food he cooks. His father, passionate about family (and being thrifty). The restaurantContinue reading “passion”

when is more enough?

Why do we always want more? To do more? Be more? Acquire more? When does NOT desiring more, being content with: who we are what we do what we have become enough? My husband is brilliant in his chosen field. He cares for each client in such a way that years later, these clients orContinue reading “when is more enough?”

its time to bloom

Photo by @khjlees Its time to bloom. There is only so much watering, feeding, sun & deepening we are meant to experience before we are to show the inner qualities meant to be shared with those around us. Some are meant to help in practical ways: fire, police, armed forces, EMR staff. Doctors, nurses, dentists,Continue reading “its time to bloom”

downpour

Oh my. There was a huge battle waging within me as we began to rehearse for last night’s Downpour service. Singing with new people, in a new situation, and new songs aside, inside I was on edge. I knew something was going to happen. Didn’t know God was preparing to rock my boat. As aContinue reading “downpour”

fashioned with care

We were fashioned with care. Hand made by God. Planned out. On purpose. Crafted in the secret place. On display as His handiwork, for all to see. We are each a walking creation, made in the image of our Creator. God took what He wanted us to have from each of our contributing parents, addedContinue reading “fashioned with care”