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”

broken

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 You hear the cry of the broken… You hear the cry of the broken. You answer the cry of the broken…You answer the cry of the broken. -Darlene Zschech I hit broken again this Tuesday. I was out of the blue suddenly whammied kindContinue reading “broken”

messy

People are messy; therefore, relationships will be messy. Don’t be surprised by messiness. -Tim Keller Life is messy. Not just your space when you share it with others, or don’t tidy up after yourself. People all have their own way of thinking, and expectations of how things will/should/could be… and that difference truly makes lifeContinue reading “messy”

give unto..

Taxes. Our yearly sweat boiled down into one document submitted to our government, sometimes with tears. And most of us moan, groan and complain about it. Yet Jesus took a different tactic: They sent some Pharisees and followers of Herod to bait him, hoping to catch him saying something incriminating. They came up and said,Continue reading “give unto..”

hope is a person

After many years of living without hope, surviving as best i could, I reached the end of myself. I knew something had to change, because life was empty, and so was I. I had brief moments of glimpses of real living, usually through song lyrics or a brilliant sunrise…but nothing that lasted. Until I cameContinue reading “hope is a person”

the countdown is on

Aslan knew what He was doing when He offered Himself in the traitor’s place. He knew that only blood from a willingly poured out life was offered on the altar, there would be no freedom. Life would stay bound in permanent ice. No true warmth. No hope. Endless cold. This winter, the area where IContinue reading “the countdown is on”

bind with grace & mercy

When was the last time you were shown grace when you least deserved it? Mercy is NOT getting what we deserve. Grace is getting what we DON’T deserve. Both show us just how much God loves us. But are we in turn showing that to those around us? I have had a few doozy situationsContinue reading “bind with grace & mercy”

Matthew 11:28-30 MSG

 Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting onContinue reading “Matthew 11:28-30 MSG”