Until that completeness

We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! But for right now,…

The Lord has done this

“The poor and the needy seek water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. I will answer them. I am the Lord, the God of Israel. I will not abandon them. I will open rivers on the barren heights, and springs in the middle of the plains. I will turn the desert…

The orchid

“The orchid family is a unique group, displaying different shapes, sizes, colors and fragrances. With over 25,000 different species, there are more kinds of orchids on the planet than birds or mammals! It may take many years for an orchid to bloom, but some blossoms will last for months, making the friendly-looking flowers popular houseplants.”…

Consider // Them

Be strong and courageous; don’t be terrified or afraid of them. For the Lord your God is the one who will go with you; he will not leave you or abandon you. // Deuteronomy 31:6 CSB This encouragement we find in Deuteronomy is meant for a specific people – the Israelites – as they changed…

Consider // Looking forward

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬…

Whispers of Jesus

As we enter into the eve of Christmas, my prayer is that you are leaning in to the whispers of Jesus in each moment. Take in every aspect of these precious days, never forgetting to turn your ear to His tender, hope filled words. It’s obvious, of course, that he didn’t go to all this…

Word made flesh

“You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me.”‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:114‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Allow the Word of God to be your quiet retreat from the busyness of the holiday season, and lean in to listen to what He reveals as we prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth – His purpose and our shining…

Consider // Harmonize in praise

Let the entire universe erupt with praise to God. He spoke and created it all—from nothing to something. He established the cosmos to last forever, and he stands behind his commands so his orders will never be revoked. Let the earth join in with this parade of praise! You mighty creatures of the ocean’s depths,…

Always giving thanks

And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God’s perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus.‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭TPT‬‬ In the good times The hard times The I don’t even know how I feel times The restful times The can’t catch a break times The new beginning times The throw…

Consider // Strength

“Despite our worries, mistakes, or inadequacies—we are never without the strength of Christ.” * My flesh and my heart may fail,but God is the strength of my heart,my portion forever. // Psalm 73:26 CSB Strength rarely looks like what we have come to believe. Strength can look like… Calling a friend when you need help. Rocking…

Holy and whole

May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make YOU holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul, and body— and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. The One who called you is COMPLETELY DEPENDABLE. If he said it, he’ll do it! // 1 Thessalonians 5:23 MSG

Consider // Sha ah

Do not yield to fear, for I am always near. Never turn your gaze* from me, for I am your faithful God. I will infuse you with my strength and help you in every situation. I will hold you firmly with my victorious right hand. // Isaiah 41:10 TPT *sha ah – Hebrew root word; to gaze, to…