Hope in front of me

The Psalms of Ascent. How these uplift my soul. The main reasons? *They remind me of real life. *They remind me Hope is always in front of me. My part is to lift my eyes & fix my gaze on Hope. Hope is not an ethereal fantasy concocted by the artsy fartsy philosophical, but foundContinue reading “Hope in front of me”

married ever after

This morning, i had the privilege of attending the wedding between a former coworker & a fellow worship team member, both of whom I go to church with. It was lovely….with the couple obviously in love & desiring God to be the center of their lives. Once upon a time, that was me, and youContinue reading “married ever after”

in light of Him

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Ephesians 3:20 MSG Some days, when I work myself into a daze, my mind wanders fromContinue reading “in light of Him”

scaredy cat, come to the Son

I have lived more of my life than I am comfortable admitting as a scaredy cat. Afraid of what others think, promises  how God would treat me if He really knew all I had done, afraid of making a misstep, afraid of my own shadow. Fear turns into anxiety when it isn’t kept in check.Continue reading “scaredy cat, come to the Son”

May the Force be with you always

Today is May 4th. Officially Star Wars fans’ favorite day of the year. Their fave saying to post today? May the Fourth be with you. Yet there is a deeper reality to this blessing for those who believe in Jesus. Who have been adopted into the family. Who seek to be led by God, notContinue reading “May the Force be with you always”

wading right on in

That’s exactly what Jesus did. He didn’t make it easy for himself by avoiding people’s troubles, but waded right in and helped out. “I took on the troubles of the troubled,” is the way Scripture puts it. Romans 15:3 MSG Jesus jumps right in at the sign of trouble.  He longs to come to ourContinue reading “wading right on in”

when you feel like wavering

This week, I took a blow to the body when an unexpected patch of ice literally knocked me fault on my back. I apparently took a blow to the head in that slip. That first night while dreaming in vivid colour, the enemy tried to knock me out in my dreams. I arose in HisContinue reading “when you feel like wavering”

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”

resting declares freedom

Resting is a declaration of freedom. -Kerri Weems We are meant to wield our rest. Rest is not the lack of action, but a weapon to choose. Our choice not to act is in fact an action. When we fail to choose rest, we find ourselves ever increasingly exhausted, stressed out and not focused onContinue reading “resting declares freedom”

Sunday Psalm: Trust in the Lord

Lord I come, wavering about whether I can hand over all that is bothering me on the inside, hidden from sight. Then it dawns on me… if You know everything, even what I am thinking & feeling, then what’s the point in pretending You don’t any longer? Take this offering of mushed up dreams, tiredContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Trust in the Lord”