Prison of Me

  As we continue through this time of isolation, I find myself remembering back to a time when I would hold myself in self-imposed isolation.  To be honest, I didn’t know how not to isolate. Keeping myself safely shut in from the world where I had experienced so much pain and rejection had become such […]

Full Anyway

  “The true light which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his […]

Shaking Away

  “He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” …” Revelation 21:5(a) “At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens. The words “one more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken- […]

Her Here

Forgive me, Father, for BLOCKING You out And then BLAMING You for all the ways I feel BLOCKED OUT   Forgive me, Father, for forgetting that YOU CAME To be my GATE, opening me into the security of Your unknown And not my PRISON door, that I lock To keep myself safe within my insecure […]

Perfect Mess Rest

I spent my first thirty years living a mess, the next ten years, after coming to Christ, striving to overcome my mess, and the last few years learning to rest in Jesus, despite my mess.  This “rest” came at a high cost, but not for me. Perhaps, that is why it is so hard to […]

Advent 4 Emmanuel, the Gift We’ve Always Had, Yet Always Wanted

  11-28-18 “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn”  Luke 2:7  This is an old post from a few years back that has been bubbling up in my mind all day so […]