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”

in His Presence

Your God is present among you, a strong Warrior there to save you. Happy to have you back, He’ll calm you with His love and delight you with His songs. Zephaniah 3:17 MSG I have a confession to make. This verse is one of my favorite verses in the Old Testament.  In the passage ofContinue reading “in His Presence”

lasting hope

I am hardwired to be optimistic. It takes a lot to get me down… usually a combination of illness/injury, eating poorly & not sleeping enough. But like you, every day something tries to undermine my hope: I am married to a wonderful man, who tends to be more of an Eeyore in nature, mostly dueContinue reading “lasting hope”

pressing in for connection

Until you commit to the goal of connection, all the relational tools in the world are not going to help you. It’s only when you decide to take responsibility to pursue connection that you will discover just why you need these tools. It’s only when you commit to moving toward someone that you will seekContinue reading “pressing in for connection”

the gifts along the path

I wanted the gift of the shortest and easiest path. Instead, He gave me the gift of holding me close and strengthening me for the hard path. It took me a long time to understand that both were gifts. And as I embraced the second, my need for the first lost its tormenting grip. –Continue reading “the gifts along the path”

He hears…

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 Crushed. You let someone down, failed to meet that deadline, were passed over for the position or promotion, lost your one person whose love made your heart soar. What crushes one heart may vastly vary from another, but we eachContinue reading “He hears…”

resting securely on His shoulders

Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders. Deuteronomy 33:12 Today did not start well. I awoke congested and feeling like I had not slept at all. I began work to find a serious glitch has occurs with one ofContinue reading “resting securely on His shoulders”

in His strength

Last night, I stepped out of my comfort zone and took part in a 12 hour worship burn…where we offered God praise and worship for 12 hours straight. Six teams, 2 hours each. As a vocalist, usually two hours is a good maximum for keeping your voice strong without too much strain. I had theContinue reading “in His strength”

meet with Me

Come, the invitation reads. Meet with Me, the Spirit whispers. Today is unmarked brand new, teeming with possibility like the freshly fallen snow and I want to guide you through it Not from afar but closely beside You I love to listen to the sound of your voice the rhythm of your heartbeat as you beginContinue reading “meet with Me”