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…

Understanding in grief

In grief, I have found an understanding that beyond my understanding God is working all for the good of those who love Him and accept His calling. That does not make loss easier. It does not make watching the world groan in sin less awful. It does not make my mess ups and falling short…

Hallelujahs

Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs,you who seek God. Live a happy life!Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works;be alert for signs of his presence.Remember the world of wonders he has made… Psalm 105:3-4 MSG

Jesus loves me.

I am incredibly grateful that Jesus loves me, not inspite of, but smack dab in the midst of my life. I stand on holy ground at this moment. I am at Camp Keystone, the camp I grew up at – as staff kid, camper, counselor, staff member, and now I come as event manager. I…

Consider // Power of presence

Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.// Ephesians 3:12 NLT Any moment. Any time of day. Any attitude or posture. We have the greatest asset we need to live a life that is edifying and driven by love. We have the power of presence, the…

Uprising

To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world. // Karl Barth

A blessing

May His peace be yours in the midst ofthe busyness and difficulties life brings; May hope in Christ fill you with purpose; May His love be your motivation and comfort; And may His joy fill each cell in your bodyknowing He is working all things for your good.

Pray

Afghanistan. Haiti. Cuba. COVID-19 Variants. Back to school. Division. Racism. … Too much to bear. Too much to grieve. Too much to worry over. So today is a day for prayer. Powerful prayer. On our knees crying out to God because we are confident that He hears us, cares for what we care for, and…

Consider // Broken before God

Do you give your brokenness to God? Have you practiced the posture of dependence? As part of our faith walk, we are charged with going to God with our brokenness, our burdens, our sins. Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. // Matthew 11:28 VOICE Matthew 11:28…

All my stuff

I write this blog in the midst of all my stuff… all my learning all the emotions the monotony of day to day all my joys the weight of this dark world the ever-changing shape of grief the forming and reforming of relationships my continued understanding, and lack of understanding, of self all my questions…

Shine

I sat in the warmth of a summer eve in my friend’s back yard. Enjoying the moment when the sky turns from shades of soft pinks and blues to dark blues and black, I glimpsed a faint light flickering in the distance. A few seconds later, another buzz of light, brighter and more convincing. I…