*On October 7th,  I had the abundant honor of guest posting at author Kris Camealy’s blog for the release of her then upcoming book Come Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting. I wrote the piece which appeared on her site. I wanted to post it here as well, for though the book as released and Advent …

Wishing on Planes

A jetliner streams the sky with its destination marks. Speed accompanies flight. My eyes scan the brief moments its course occupies my view and silently I wish I were on board, a passenger heading somewhere.     Repeatedly are my thoughts on such whims whenever I spy a plane in motion. Call it the travel …

Dreaming Out Loud

Do you ever stop to look at your dreams?      Really    l o o k    at your dreams?Sometimes, they seem like someone else’s. As if I were reading about them, seeing third-person into another’s ambitions. It’s easier then – to cheer for them. That seems backwards, I know, but for me…it just …

5MF – Trust

Today I’m hooking up with Lisa-Jo again over at The Gypsy Mama for the weekly write-without-fretting. Today’s word is TRUST. There is never a bad or uninspiring word…ever notice that?    I’m tired already, just knowing the word. Yet here goes….take the 5 minutes and join me, won’t you? ~~GO. Why pick the practice I’m the …

0:00:00

Every day is 0:00:00.    It always starts clean. New. Untouched.It starts over.  So often, I worry that I’ve wasted each of those ticking seconds.     When I could have done so much more by the time I see 23:59:59. And it’s an insulting lie – to everything I did do that day. To everyone with …

Timing: When to wait, when to act?

I wish I could tell you I have the answer to the question posed by this post’s title.    Truth is, I have no idea what is right or when it’s right. I’m writing, because I wish I knew.       The past few days, I’ve been thinking about:          – …

5 Minute Friday – Wonder

Happy Friday! Another great 5 Minute Friday is upon us. Today’s topic from Lisa – Jo is about WONDER So get your stopwatch, play by the rules of no revision, no erasing, no pausing the clock to sound “better”. Just breathe, release, and write. Oh, and don’t forget to link up to my page (and …

Sometimes, you leave

Last night I was able to rejoin an in depth study into the Word, where this semester, basics are being revisited. Last night’s topic was prayer. Among the many verses given as examples of either how Jesus, Himself prayed or how we should approach prayer ourselves – there was a reference to Mark 1:35-38. I saw …

I am not loving until…

“There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love…God IS love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.”  (1 John 4: 18, 16b, Holman CSB)   This was convicting for …

A Letter to my Cabin…

*Note: This weekend, I went, with other youth leaders and over 47 kids on a retreat. The kids were shown what it meant to belong to God. To know who they are, in their own, individual identity. I was assigned a cabin of amazing High School girls. Throughout the weekend, we would gather together after …