what is fueling your hope?

Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not grow faint.  Isaiah 40:31 Hope is fuel and passion fuels hope. Christine Caine How is your fuel tank? Are you running low from all the running around youContinue reading “what is fueling your hope?”

the gifts along the path

I wanted the gift of the shortest and easiest path. Instead, He gave me the gift of holding me close and strengthening me for the hard path. It took me a long time to understand that both were gifts. And as I embraced the second, my need for the first lost its tormenting grip. –Continue reading “the gifts along the path”

snapshots along the Way: Betrayed

As I have been rereading the Easter story, I have been struck anew by one word today: betrayed. Jesus was betrayed to His death. That sobering fact is not a simple one, but rather a way more complex than I have ever pondered and mulled over before. Jesus was betrayed. By one of His closesContinue reading “snapshots along the Way: Betrayed”

rehoping

I am not sure if I just made up the word “rehoping” or not, but it fits with how I have been feeling lately, so I am running with it! A question was posted today on Twitter on how we find our hope? Here is my response…. Spending time in His Presence restores my hope, Continue reading “rehoping”

census honeymoon

About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, forContinue reading “census honeymoon”

when the road seems long

Some of you wandered for years in the desert, looking but not finding a good place to live. Half-starved and parched with thirst, staggering and stumbling, on the brink of exhaustion. Psalm 107:4-5 Some of us wake up feeling this way, don’t we? On the brink of sheer exhaustion, running on empty, in desperate need ofContinue reading “when the road seems long”

who’s pursuing who?

And when I walk away You take off running and come right after me It’s what You do and I don’t deserve You. Plumb – Don’t Deserve You Pursuing You I have come to realize is only the result of Your pursuit of me And when I walk away You follow hard after me callingContinue reading “who’s pursuing who?”

walk with Me

You can’t deepen any relationship without a few key ingredients: 1. Spending time together. Whether a few minutes or several hours, we get to know someone over time. Say no to this required element, say no to deepening. 2. Walking through the ups & downs together. It is very true that we can truly observeContinue reading “walk with Me”

walk a thousand miles….

Tonight I enjoyed hearing some of my favorite songs reintroduced with a Celtic flair at a free local concert. And I cannot get one of the songs off my mind, despite another CD playing here at home in the background. “(I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles” by the Proclaimers is resonating within me…but not just becauseContinue reading “walk a thousand miles….”