tears for now

I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making His home with men and women! They’re His people, He’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.” Revelation 21:3-4 MSGContinue reading “tears for now”

when it’s hard to believe for the best

Yesterday was a day filled with highs and lows, from which I am still both in shock and filled with praise as i process it all. It is hard seeing your child reeling with hurt. One of mine is struggling to show honor in a placement where she has been discouraged and put down byContinue reading “when it’s hard to believe for the best”

My comfort, Your promise

I am hurting today. My body is yearning for relief, my soul is crying for release. And the first Word I read today as I open Your Word? This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your promise gives me life. Psalm 119:50 ESV I choose to believe You answered my heart cry in those Words,Continue reading “My comfort, Your promise”

snapshots along the Way: He Knew

You knew. You knew that the same people who cried Hosanna as You entered Jerusalem were the same ones who would pick up the stones to judge one another’s sin, and nail You to the cross. You knew. You knew we all hide our brokenness under the cover of what we think others want usContinue reading “snapshots along the Way: He Knew”

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”

when the pain cries out to be heard

I woke up this morning to my worst overall pain day in a long while. I am not going to tell you exactly what hurts, because I had a revelation about pain earlier today I need to share. I have spent too much of my life listening to pain’s voice speak louder than God’s voice.Continue reading “when the pain cries out to be heard”

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”

The #1 Pain Reliever

Over the past couple of decades, I have had numerous physical and hurtful issues arise. I have learned that God is the best pain reliever I can ever ask for…and I first learned that lesson at the same time as how to quickly forgive…. all in one painful incident! I had difficulties with delivering bothContinue reading “The #1 Pain Reliever”

beautiful mess

All around Hope is springing up from this old ground Out of chaos life is being found in You.. You make beautiful things out of the dust You make beautiful things out of us Beautiful Things, Tim Neufeld God sees something beautiful in messy, broken me. The same is true of you. God looks atContinue reading “beautiful mess”

cracked

Forget your perfect offering  There is a crack in everything  That’s how the light gets in. -Leonard Cohen Those who know me best know I am slightly cracked. Not just because I have an off the wall sense of humor at times, but for a lesser known reason. I believe its okay not to beContinue reading “cracked”