imprints

Yesterday was officially Infant & Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day. Those of us who have lost a child know three key things from our loss: 1. We think about it way more than once a year. 2. We need to talk about it more than once a year. 3. Things have been forever changed. Once aContinue reading “imprints”

weight & see

Let the weight of glory come settle on us now…. -Bethel Music I am learning to wait. Like most of us, I dislike wasting time. But I am learning in His Kingdom, time doesn’t flow in an earthy fashion. Sometimes we need to wait. Not because God isn’t instantly able to answer us, but becauseContinue reading “weight & see”

Sunday Psalm: Humpty Dumpty no more

I was Humpty Dumpty, sitting on the wall, shakily leaning one way then the other, until one great shake caused me to lose my balance & have a hard fall. I hit the ground hard, shattered & cracked and there I lay, hurting, in pain, broken. And then You came along & gently picked upContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Humpty Dumpty no more”

Band-Aids over bullet holes

Bandaids don’t fix bullet holes, you can only cover up what has hurt you for so long. -Austin Dennis Yesterday, I took a direct hit. And boy it hurt. I couldn’t address the wounding in the exact moment due to my shock, but bandaided myself in a stop gap measure as best i could andContinue reading “Band-Aids over bullet holes”

Hope in the broken

Our brokenness opens us to a deeper way of sharing our lives and offering each other hope.   -Henri Nouwen Yesterday, I had an overloading revelation while listening to a guest speaker at my church. He reminded me of a verse that God has been whispering into my spirit a great deal lately: They defeatedContinue reading “Hope in the broken”

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”

Sunday Psalm: Trust in the Lord

Lord I come, wavering about whether I can hand over all that is bothering me on the inside, hidden from sight. Then it dawns on me… if You know everything, even what I am thinking & feeling, then what’s the point in pretending You don’t any longer? Take this offering of mushed up dreams, tiredContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Trust in the Lord”

when the enemy begins his assault, run for Refuge

When you are moving forward into the new place God has called you to, or the dream is spreading its wings and starting to unfurl, the inevitable usually happens. The enemy begins his assault. His assignment? To stop you from being free in Christ. To hinder you from becoming who God designed you to be.Continue reading “when the enemy begins his assault, run for Refuge”

when words fail

Hearing about how Christians are being persecuted, tortured & killed for their faith hurts. For we are one body, one bride, one church in Jesus. And when one part of the body hurts, the whole body feels the pain. Sure, those closest to that part may feel it more intensely, but when the part isContinue reading “when words fail”