Consider // Made new

For here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to take you out of these countries, gather you from all over, and bring you back to your own land. I’ll pour pure water over you and scrub you clean. I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone…

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…

Give me rest

“O Lord… You know me more deeply and fully than I know myself. You love me with a greater love than I can love myself. You even offer me more than I can desire… Take my tired body, my confused mind, and my restless soul into your arms and give me rest, simple quiet rest.”…

Forever

Look up to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and its inhabitants will die like gnats. But my salvation will last forever, and my righteousness will never be shattered.‭‭// Isaiah‬ ‭51:6‬ ‭CSB‬‬

All the way

Hard to admit, but I have not had an easy 2021 thus far. Because the peacekeeper part of me sometimes pushes aside real things that are occurring to help make room for the good and lovely, I have needed to be real with myself. So, during one of my recent quiet times, I wrote a…

Look

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.‭‭Psalms‬ ‭105:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Capturing my thoughts

He is my strength and my shield. He is my strength and my shield. He is my strength and my shield. I often find it difficult to keep my thoughts and my attention stayed on the Lord. I was discussing with a friend practical ways to counter worry, negative thoughts, and ruminating on that which…

His peace

Now may the Lord of peace Himself grant you His peace at all times and in every way [that peace and spiritual well-being that comes to those who walk with Him, regardless of life’s circumstances]. The Lord be with you all.‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Make Room

“I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.”// John 15:9 NLT When you boil down what God’s Word asks from us, it’s this. Simply this… Remain in His love. Once you pause, refocus, and plant yourself in Him, your life will change. “You can come as you areBut…

To the Point // Close

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”‭‭// Psalms‬ ‭34:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬ For those who need reminding, whether in this moment or every single day of 2020, the Lord is close. He is near to you in your hard days, dark days, can’t-see-past-this-moment days, heart-ripped-out days, just-trying-to-get-by days… He is…

He is for you

I sit listening to “The Blessing” by Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Elevation Worship and am compelled to pause and write this to you. Whoever may need to see this right now… The Lord bless you And keep you Make His face shine upon you And be gracious to you The Lord turn His Face…

For now, wait

Every day I have wanted to write. Yet, as I open the app, begin to type and the words do not come. I believe it is partly because I am still quite busy with work. I am truly grateful that I can even utter that sentence. I feel deeply for everyone that has lost a…