Kingdom work

When I go to work, I’m going to the Kingdom. I’m not working for the King, I’m working with the King. The Kingdom is not restrained to the walls of the Church. -Kris Vallotton Many days, I used to drag myself to work. But its not that I don’t love my jobs, for I do. Rather itsContinue reading “Kingdom work”

refiner’s fire

It takes great courage to allow the fire to refine you when someone else is guilty of lighting the match. -Susie Larson How it hurts being set on fire. Not just the betrayal of knowing you were someone’s target, but the pain, anger, heartache and hurt it can also ignite within us. Yet that fireContinue reading “refiner’s fire”

Sunday Psalm: Bless the Lord

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all His benefits. Psalm 103:1-2 NIV Oh the thousands of ways I could bless Your Holy Name as I look back at my life, the one I have had only because of Your hands. All I have comes fromContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Bless the Lord”

the road less traveled: on the hump days

This morning, hubby was less thrilled than normal to start his day.  Work added some last minute changes to his day, which he dislikes profusely. All that to say, I thought I had to start work at 8am today. And my ride got me here late. It turns out, no one is starting til 9amContinue reading “the road less traveled: on the hump days”

the gleam of glory through our story

It is the mark of a good fairy-story, of the higher or more complete kind, that however wild its events, however fantastic or terrible the adventures, it can give to child or man that hears it, when the ‘turn’ comes, a catch of the breath, a beat and lifting of the heart, near to (orContinue reading “the gleam of glory through our story”

unadorned cracked pot

We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. 2 Cor 4:7a MSG But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 2 Cor 4:7 NIV But this beautiful treasure is contained in us – cracked pots made of earthContinue reading “unadorned cracked pot”

how the weight of His glory can fall like snow

How much does a snowflake weigh? Someone who measures such things determined that an individual snowflake weighs 0.02* grams. At that weight it would take 50 flakes to make a gram. For comparison, a Hershey’s kiss weighs 4.7 grams – equal to about 235 snowflakes. There are about 95 kisses in a pound. Using the kiss-to-snowContinue reading “how the weight of His glory can fall like snow”

when your knight comes to your rescue

I have a confession to make. I am a huge believer in romance. I love to read classic, well written tales of how two people fall in love. I love to watch it play out in front of me on the big screen. I don’t believe I am alone, for who doesn’t want to meetContinue reading “when your knight comes to your rescue”

when the sky fills with wonder…the angels

There was another sight to wonder at, besides the star illuminating Jesus had been born…. There were shepherds camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announceContinue reading “when the sky fills with wonder…the angels”

cracked

Forget your perfect offering  There is a crack in everything  That’s how the light gets in. -Leonard Cohen Those who know me best know I am slightly cracked. Not just because I have an off the wall sense of humor at times, but for a lesser known reason. I believe its okay not to beContinue reading “cracked”