community: family by choice

I am very blessed in community. I know several people who feel like they are all alone in their circumstances or situations, and the reality is: often it’s due to your choices. We don’t always reach out to show our need nor vulnerability when we can, so we essentially build a wall to block outContinue reading “community: family by choice”

7 reasons to be Spirit led

Over the past month, our pastors have been guiding us through the Word and reintroducing us to Holy Spirit. John 17:13 has been the one verse that has spoken to me more than any, so it was pretty timely of Him to remind me of it yet again this morning through today’s http:// first5.org devotion.Continue reading “7 reasons to be Spirit led”

step behind to move forward

Most of us like to lead. To be in control, to make the decisions, to head up the charge. As Christians, we need to let go of our desire to lead, and learn to follow. There is only One Head of the church, and His Name is Jesus. He laid down His life in orderContinue reading “step behind to move forward”

when it rains….

There is an awful lot of storming going on around right now. Chaos attempts to take over previously peaceful shores. Grey clouds try to block the sun as far as the naked eye can see. Heavy weights falls on shoulders not strong enough to take the load. When it rains this kind of rain, weContinue reading “when it rains….”

the reflection of Love

God loves you. No only does He love you, but He is Love. And He is whole. God’s not broken like you & I, and all those broken ones who love each other in ways that hurt. For all of us are broken until He makes us whole. Like He is. God isn’t broken, soContinue reading “the reflection of Love”

Sunday Psalm: We Bring You Praise

We bring You praise, God. All the honor belongs only to You. You alone are worthy of a complete offering where we pour ourselves out like water before You, a constant stream of love & adoration flowing from us to Your throne. The fragrance of a heart 100% sold out for You brings a smileContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: We Bring You Praise”

sea foam break down

As I was walking this morning, I had a mini revelation about my fave colour. I absolutely love sea foam/pistachio/moss green. And today, as I was quietly listening to my Abba, I heard about why it is suited to me, why I am drawn to it. Sea foam is a mix of green (made upContinue reading “sea foam break down”

open arms await at the end of your journey home

The part of the Prodigal son story that really got me in the gut? The fact the son knew the Father would take him back in. Now, I know he missed exactly how much his father loved him under the weight of his shame, but he still knew he had a place with God. SoContinue reading “open arms await at the end of your journey home”

under water

One of my favorite memories as a kid was being by the water. Even better, to be swimming, especially underwater. Seeing everything so clearly, removing all other distractions. Just me, underwater, awake and aware to the wonder around me. The thrill when I could first do a somersault underwater, then two in a row, thenContinue reading “under water”