Jesus wept

TOGETHER in Sorrow Everyone knows this passage, but do we understand the significance of this moment in Jesus’ life? Jesus was weeping over the circumstances of Lazarus’ death. In this particular verse, weeping is derived from the Greek word “dakruo” meaning to weep silently, to shed tears. “Jesus’ tears were generated both by His love…

Rest

You know how people in the basketball world anticipate and get excited about “March Madness”? Well, my “March madness” is quite different! As an event coordinator, my biggest event is always in April. March is the month when all of the planning is solidified into print, into orientation meetings, media and final logistics to the…

Bear Witness

Originally posted on Living Loved:
In regard to my earlier post about this Shall We Dance movie quote… “We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the…

He is with you

I have a recurring conversation with a coworker about how we do not understand how people do life without God.  This conversation has become more frequent over the last few months as her father has gone through cancer treatments and I have gone through  my mom’s recent passing. We just had one of those conversations…

Common vessel

We are like common clay jars that carry this glorious treasure within, so that the extraordinary overflow of power will be seen as God’s, not ours. Though we experience every kind of pressure, we’re not crushed. At times we don’t know what to do, but quitting is not an option. We are persecuted by others,…

This love

Tonight is one of those nights I needed to speak truth over myself. I have not “wrestled well” – as Lysa Teurkerst writes about in Its Not Supposed to be This Way. Not only that, but I have heard from friends that are hurting and struggling, and I am one to take on other’s pain….

Hiding place

Regardless of circumstances, the joy of our faith walk is that Christ is our hiding place. Whether our hearts are vile,  unstable, tempted, or our feet prone to wander… He is still with us. Seek Him in the vileness. Find Him in the instability. Reach for Him in temptation. Ground your footing in Him through…

Won’t ever

When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. ENTER THE SILENCE. Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions: WAIT for HOPE to appear. Don’t run from trouble. Take if full-face. The “worst” is never the worst. Why? Because the Master won’t ever walk out and fail to return. – Lamentations 3:28-31 MSG…

REPOST: Don’t let the moment pass

The fact that I have been at this blog thing for seven months consistently is incredible! The fact that I have enough posts to start including reposts is incredible as well. With all that has been going on in my life, and having a wonderful group of friends and family who have “shown up” for…