the magnetic pull of focus

One day spent in Your house, this beautiful place of worship, beats thousands spent on Greek island beaches. I’d rather scrub floors in the house of my God than be honored as a guest in the palace of sin. Psalm 84:10 MSG I love to worship. It is the one thing I like best afterContinue reading “the magnetic pull of focus”

what is fueling your hope?

Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not grow faint.  Isaiah 40:31 Hope is fuel and passion fuels hope. Christine Caine How is your fuel tank? Are you running low from all the running around youContinue reading “what is fueling your hope?”

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”

when you don’t quite have the best fit

For the past few years, I have struggled to find the best fit for myself in a pair of jeans.  I have more padding than I would like in my ab area, with a literal vs visual tush (basically flat) and fairly skinny legs. I have curves in the wrong places for the trendy typeContinue reading “when you don’t quite have the best fit”

birds of a feather

I always related to the ugly duckling as a child, and honestly, still as an adult. Not because I think I am exceptionally ugly  (surface beauty is in the eye of the beholder…) but because I have always felt on the outside looking in.  A misfit.  A round peg trying to fit in square holes.Continue reading “birds of a feather”

motivation matters

We are the people of busyness, aren’t we? Life has become faster paced with the addition of increased technology & connectedness in our world. You can now have 24/7 access to almost any topic of interest around the clock. With email & cell phones you can be reached world wide. We need to unplug fromContinue reading “motivation matters”

kingdom come

With every act of love, we bring the kingdom come. -Jason Gray I heard that song lyric for the first time today, and God floored me as I was headed in to work. For years, I have felt guilty or ‘less than’ for not being an evangelist, or walking up to random strangers and proclaimingContinue reading “kingdom come”

snapshots along the Way: Betrayed

As I have been rereading the Easter story, I have been struck anew by one word today: betrayed. Jesus was betrayed to His death. That sobering fact is not a simple one, but rather a way more complex than I have ever pondered and mulled over before. Jesus was betrayed. By one of His closesContinue reading “snapshots along the Way: Betrayed”

Reason #4 to Give Thanks: Because You Care

Every day, all around you, are people. People,who like you and I, need to know they are appreciated. That what they do for others (such as us) is helpful, needed, thoughtful, well done. They need to hear that thanks. But this isn’t that kind of thanks I am referring to today… When someone has blessedContinue reading “Reason #4 to Give Thanks: Because You Care”

rest is a weapon?

Years ago, I learned how to connect with God in the quiet place within from Graham Cooke, a wonderfully kind prophetic teacher from the UK. It changed me from a constantly stressed out young mom into a more peaceful woman able to rest in God despite the drama and sometimes trauma swirling around me. IContinue reading “rest is a weapon?”