Sunday Psalm: Ebb & Flow

The river seems too deep, God as I stand on the shore. I hear You calling my name, the one You gave me. Part of me wants to jump in while the other part remains anchored to the safety of the shore. You know the struggle I face, and You change the surface of theContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Ebb & Flow”

preparing the way- taking it to heart

Are you prepared for Advent this year? I don’t mean the hustle or the bustle… not the holiday baking, not the house decorating. Not the cards in the mail or the next gift on sale. I am talking about your heart. If God put all this time and effort in to making the way forContinue reading “preparing the way- taking it to heart”

Where to find hope when the world throws you for a loop?

Today, I am headed with one of my kids to the hospital emerge for a minor but very necessary semi emergency surgery. It is not my first run to the emergency room, but this time I am better prepared. How can I stay calm when my baby is headed under an aesthetic & the scalpel?Continue reading “Where to find hope when the world throws you for a loop?”

presence

Presence. What do we really mean when we use the word “presence”? Presence noun The Google Dictionary: 1) the state or fact of existing, occurring, or being present in a place or thing. (“her presence still comforts me”) synonyms: existence,┬ábeing there 2) a person or thing that exists or is present in a place butContinue reading “presence”

its time to bloom

Photo by @khjlees Its time to bloom. There is only so much watering, feeding, sun & deepening we are meant to experience before we are to show the inner qualities meant to be shared with those around us. Some are meant to help in practical ways: fire, police, armed forces, EMR staff. Doctors, nurses, dentists,Continue reading “its time to bloom”

voicemail

When the past comes calling, let it go to voicemail. Believe me, it has nothing new to say. -Unknown It’s time to delete your voicemail. Listening to old messages doesn’t leave room for any new messages to be recorded. Sounds rather simplistic, but true. When your head is full of “I am a loser”, ”Continue reading “voicemail”

better things ahead

When your life is filled with potholes, valleys and pain, its hard to see the mountains. But God, the eternal forever all powerful Provider Redeemer Restorer More than able Healer Lover of our souls Maker of heaven & earth Before all time promises…. We have good things coming. Good things are in store for usContinue reading “better things ahead”

looking back

There were two ways to look back. One is healthy, the other an addiction. One acknowledges your history, looking over your past as if you were flipping through a magazine, with a few key images, major highlights and the necessary details inside. This way acknowledges where you came from, but you have been set freeContinue reading “looking back”