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”

home is where your family is found

I have a confession to make. I love being in family. I love family in all its quirks, black sheep, & uniqueness through the ups & downs of living life in close quarters. I have found over the years that when I have been the loneliest, I have not been keeping in close touch with family.Continue reading “home is where your family is found”

3 ways words pack a wallop

Many of us can recall a time when we were hurt by someone else’s actions. But we likely all can remember a time when someone’s words hurt. Words bypass race, size, religion, gender, class and strike right at the heart of us, often before we know it. There are three ways we can be woundedContinue reading “3 ways words pack a wallop”

when justice fails

When a man is convicted for 18 months for killing a dog, and another isn’t charged with killing a fellow human being, justice isn’t served. God hurts along with those crying out for justice in Ferguson. Ultimately, God will mete out holy justice at His court when Jesus returns…. but until then, we hurt. WeContinue reading “when justice fails”

holding back?

You never lose by loving. You only lose by holding back. @WomanDoItAll tweet part of me is curled tight clenched within the very core of who I am it started as a seed but instead of planting it to let it grow, unfurl in Your presence I buried it inside away from Your light… lettingContinue reading “holding back?”

leaf it alone- seasons of relationships part 1

Fall always reminds me God has a season in mind for letting go. Just as the leaves are meant to fall, so are the weights of worries, concerns, secrets and burdens we carry, to our own detriment. In some instances, it may be an unhealthy relationship or addictive behavior He may be calling you toContinue reading “leaf it alone- seasons of relationships part 1”

love poured red

Freedom isn’t free. There is always a cost to freedom. On this day, November 11th, Remembrance Day in Canada, I will be remembering the sacrifice of our veterans, past & present. Those who gave their lives to ensure Canada stayed free. The blood poured out to keep us free. The fighting, the rations, the weather,Continue reading “love poured red”

beyond beyond

We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world. –C.S.Lewis, the Problem with Pain Pain has become an almost constant companion to be over the past severalContinue reading “beyond beyond”

scarred

God’s proof of love for us is found in the scarred hands of Jesus. @1Tim6_11Men tweet I often try to hide my scars. Some of them are physical, many are emotional. We tend to hide what we don’t want people to see in us during first impressions. Especially if we really like the person weContinue reading “scarred”

kind

Everyone needs more kindness in their lives. Aim to deliver. Jesus showed us how to do this, while He was with us, and which was recorded in black, white and sometimes red in our bibles. The red reminds us of His ultimate act of kindness, dying in our place on the cross. The blood thatContinue reading “kind”