So it’s actually happening… It was finalized months ago, back in March. It’s not as if I couldn’t have prepared, except I didn’t really know how to. I’ve been dreaming of attending this conference for years. And now I am finally able to go.        It doesn’t seem real. I think that’s why I’m so grossly …

‘Should’ is a dangerous word. It can entangle one through so many barbs and wayward leads. I have so many blessings….so I shouldn’t feel like I am lacking, like I am empty somehow. You have a lot going for you. You should feel grateful.  You should smile more. Whatever is going on, you should just be …

The Price of Idols, The Truth of Freedom

We are at our most defective, our most infected, our most thieving selves when we are turned towards idols.          When we are shoulder-deep in worshipping “crafted heroes” (a goal; an idea; a status; a person; people in mass, group or whole; a label; literally fill in the blank with any other …

To remind myself

To remind myself on days it’s hard to remember or when my flesh gets in the way of seeing that which is inarguably true… * A journaled recording of a song (Forever Reign, by Hillsong) which came into my head one morning during the beginning of Lent and stayed with me throughout the day. An …

Cornered Habitat

Our goal in observing Lent is not to earn favor with God by fasting and praying, but to allow us a season to reflect on the reality of sin and its effects and the need for repentance. We live in a world that is permeated with disease, with cancer and AIDS, with starvation and poverty. …

I Still Believe (A review of Jeremy Camp’s memoir)

Jeremy’s music is such that I forget to match his voice with his name.   Let me explain, for this is not a negative statement:        The depth of his voice is so captivating, that a name is not the identifier – the voice becomes the instant recognizable distinction. And now, after reading I …

"Sweet Spirit Comfort Me"

Litany to the Holy Spirit by Robert Herrick                                                In the hour of my distress,                                     …

Change – 5 Minute Friday

It’s been a couple of weeks.    I’m weakened, but I am saddened when I do not participate in these jewels of Friday. Thus, here I am. Let’s see what He wants me to hear today…because whatever will come from my fingers today, will have nothing to do with me. It may not even make …

Beyond

   GO…                  I saw a man on the side of the highway. I drive, returning from a task needed, from a blessing given. It’s early.    Coffee carafe in holder,        radio soothing lyrical alarm-call,            unshowered / newly-woken / hat-wearing me,  …

C O M E

This morning was veiled in ivory fog, lasting into soft hours.      With some gifted time, I folded my legs on the couch of the back porch, put pencil to paper, and even opened Scripture without provocation. A tough confession – this was the first time in a while the brown leather binding was …