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”

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”

safe-house

God’s a safe-house for the battered, a sanctuary during bad times. The moment you arrive, you relax; you’re never sorry you knocked.- Psalm 9:9-10 (MSG) Feeling battered by turbulence about you? Seeking shelter from the swirling storm? Head for Home. God Himself is our Home, our safe-house in times of trouble. He is the sanctuary for ourContinue reading “safe-house”

call on His name

The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to Him and are safe. Proverbs 18:10 Not only is God Himself our stronghold, our safe refuge, but His very name is a strong fortress! Have you ever faced something so mind-numbing, grief-paralyzing or shockingly painful that the only word you could speakContinue reading “call on His name”

beaten not defeated

I’m pressed but not crushed persecuted not abandoned Struck down but not destroyed I’m blessed beyond the curse for His promise will endure for His joy’s gonna be my strength Though the sorrow may last for the night, joy comes in the morning! –Darrell Evans, Trading my Sorrows When I fail or slide the slipperyContinue reading “beaten not defeated”

Sunday Psalm: Safe Haven

worrying & working my fingers to the bone only leads to exhaustion, and hiding myself within only leads to frustration. You have better in store for me than that, Your Spirit reminds me. Your love offers a portal of rest. A safe haven in my storms, a refuge in the midst of the battles thatContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Safe Haven”

The 3 ways rest can keep us safe

Did you know that not getting enough rest is bad for you beyond how it affects your body? There are three key reasons why rest is one of the components to our overall well-being, besides the benefits physically. 1. Rest denies the enemy from affecting our soul. It appears that rest is one of ourContinue reading “The 3 ways rest can keep us safe”

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?”