“because there was no guest room available for them.” Luke 2:7 This small part of the big story of Jesus’ birth has been on my mind this year. I wonder what the inn-keeper was thinking when this young couple approached, looking for a place of rest in the midst of million travelers. I imagine any… Continue reading NO VACANCY
This past summer, I had an opportunity to take two weeks and focus solely on my creative pursuit of God and his truth. Since that time, my life has been restructured, refocused, and reenergized through rest. It’s fall now, and the summer sun has shifted its arc in the sky, dipping lower everyday. In my… Continue reading new roots in the dirt
“You are my Son; today I have begotten you. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.” Psalm 2:7b-8 It just sort of hit me, today, while I was thinking: Jesus prayed some prayers He is still waiting for the Father to answer. God promised… Continue reading words like swords
If I take time to write through a time with the Lord, I usually stumble into some little treasure of His Word in my journal. I happened to write about hind’s feet and high places last night. A little searching unearthed this hidden gem in the references of 2 Samuel 22 and Psalm 18. Surprisingly,… Continue reading trembling journeys
I don’t like October. I don’t like autumn. I don’t like a number of things that have happened in the past year. A large number. I do like the way the Lord stays close, always. Consider this my conscious effort to see things with a grateful heart. My goal: to multiply the thoughts of thanksgiving.… Continue reading night-place
I spent some of Saturday reading a book about depression in the Church: the way it’s mishandled, misinformed, misunderstood (God Can You Love Me, by Chrystal Hansen). I came away from the weekend with this beautiful, hope-full reminder: God will stop at nothing less than our TOTAL healing. When God does something, He does… Continue reading honesty.
The other morning on my drive to work I was thinking about Revelation 12:11: “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death.” OK. Let me start over. I wasn’t actually musing on scripture. Really, I was thinking about… Continue reading by the word of our testimony