Musically Christmas // The King is Coming

Song lyrics to focus our hearts on Christmas this Christmas week. “The King is comingOpen up your eyes to see it, open up your ears to hear itThe King is comingOpen up your mind, believe it, open up your heart, receive Him” – The King is Coming by Christy Nockels

I Wonder as I Wander

“Did you ever see a child staring into the boughs of a Christmas tree? We are wired to wonder. Designed to find ourselves in something greater than our own little lives. No one ever stood under the Northern Lights muttering ‘Wow, I’m incredible!’” – Pete Grieg The practice of wondering is an invitation to see…

To the Point // Dwell with Jesus

After 430 years of silence, the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. He came knowing all that was to come – the emotional and physical suffering; the exhaustion of being present mind, body, spirit for everyone He encountered; the political and social climate He affected from the moment of His birth until his last…

Emmanuel, God With Us

Uncertainty is reality in this life. This year has proven we never truly know what’s coming. In some instances, anticipation of the unknown is exhilarating. Other times, fear invades and clouds our ability to accept what may come. One of the integral aspects of celebrating Christmas is that it brings Christ to the forefront. It…

To the point // Beyond Christmas

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.// Colossians 1:17 NIV Yes, the celebration of Christ’s birth is monumental. For us. Yet, beyond Christmas… Jesus has always been. Is. Will forever be. And ALL things exist because of Him. May we be bold enough to open our hearts and our minds to…

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,because the Lord has anointed meto proclaim good news to the poor.He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,to proclaim freedom for the captivesand release from darkness for the prisoners,to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favorand the day of vengeance of our God,to comfort all…

Some Levity // More Christmas Movie Jar

In the last couple days I have watched three movies from the jar. I first watched “The Shop Around the Corner” a few years ago once I found out that “You’ve Got Mail” was based on it. This is another one that I could give or take, but the one thing I do enjoy is…

O Holy Night

We all need Christmas right now! And I don’t mean the feel-good Santa version, even though it does add to the season. I mean the pull-your-Bible-out-and-dig-deep-into-the-story-of-Jesus-Christ’s-birth true Christmas! While we are consumed in chaos and darkness this year, we need a reminder of the reality of Jesus coming as light to a dark world. The…

Battle Plan Resources

When you make the choice to open up God’s Word, He will meet you there. He will be faithful to reveal His promises, to present practical wisdom and correction, and to declare His love for you and His people on every single page! In my last blog post, I shared a quote from Ruth Chou…

Battle plan

We cannot grow in Christ, unless we truly learn His ways through His Word.

Start over

For what it’s worth:It’s never too late or… too early to be whatever you want to be.I hope you make the best of it.And I hope you see things that startle you.I hope you feel things you never felt before.I hope you meet people with a different point of view.I hope you live a life…

Peace is courageous

“I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!”// John 14:27 TPT Chaos is rampant. Division is the norm. Cruelty is praised. Do these statements make you uncomfortable and…