praise and worship to change the atmosphere

Praise and worship arrest the atmosphere that is constantly whispering fear, failure and regret.  Lisa Bevere These past few weeks, God has been whispering to me to listen before I speak, even more He ever has before. When I get that email which causes my anxiety level to soar in an instant. When I rememberContinue reading “praise and worship to change the atmosphere”

Sunday Psalm: Fierce Love

Your love?! I can barely explain my awe and wonder at its beautiful ferocity! Part of me shivers at the thrill of being pursued By such devotion In its purest form Passionate All consuming Unrelenting Love With me its targeted recipient Like a tidal wave Crashing over me Rushing into meet me here Your loveContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Fierce Love”

When the day goes awry

Today has not turned out to be the day I thought it would. Some of my work didn’t get posted as usual, helping meditate between a child and their emotions, and the unwelcome addition of fleas moving in on my cat has jumped my stress level beyond its usual for a Monday. There was oneContinue reading “When the day goes awry”

Angels from the Realms of Glory

One of my all time favorite carols, this classic proclamation of the Good News beautifully covers the main players in the Christmas story. Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth; Ye who sang creation’s story, Now proclaim Messiah’s birth: Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Christ, the newbornContinue reading “Angels from the Realms of Glory”

See Amid the Winter’s Snow

See amid the winter’s snow Born for us on earth below See the tender Lamb appears Promised from eternal years Hail, thou ever-blessed morn Hail, redemption’s happy dawn Sing through all Jerusalem Christ is born in Bethlehem I have two favorite ways I love to experience this carol. The first is to sing it live.Continue reading “See Amid the Winter’s Snow”

Rejoice & be merry

Rejoice and be merry in songs and in mirth! O praise our Redeemer; all mortals on earth! For this is the birthday of Jesus our King, Who brought us salvation, His praises we’ll sing! With the announcement of the season of Christmas, many of us first think of all the extra tasks or jobs weContinue reading “Rejoice & be merry”

let His praise break out

Are you letting your chains break your praise or is your praise breaking your chains? -Word of Life Church Yesterday I almost let my praise be swallowed by my circumstances. Almost nothing frustrates me more at work than technical difficulties, especially after several hours spent getting them resolved. I was so irritated by the problem,Continue reading “let His praise break out”

comfort in community

Hi chicks! (that’s what I call my girlfriends in Christ) If you are a bro, welcome. I know some of you are single, separated, divorced or in a hard place in your marriages.  I know it can and does hurt. I know sometimes you feel you can’t ask people to pray for your spouse, forContinue reading “comfort in community”

Sunday Psalm: Bless the Lord

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all His benefits. Psalm 103:1-2 NIV Oh the thousands of ways I could bless Your Holy Name as I look back at my life, the one I have had only because of Your hands. All I have comes fromContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Bless the Lord”

for the days you need extra grace

This morning, a delay due to a family member (who although needs the sleep caused me to leave 50 min late this morning) lead to to prime time traffic jam on the only day this week I had a vehicle to drive to work, versus usually taking the bus. It became very apparent with threeContinue reading “for the days you need extra grace”