locked doors & new paths

Is there a door that’s closed in your life? It’s locked and bolted and you believe that if you could just break down that door, the other side would hold all that you need. But it feels impossible to get through that door, and so you’ve tried looking for new ones, but you just don’tContinue reading “locked doors & new paths”

exchange the unknown future for a known love

What is it about all that we think we want, all that God wants, and how the two collide? It’s a painful collision. When what we had planned is dashed against the rocks of His strength and goodness. When our plans collide with the sovereignty of an all-powerful God. There’s a thing about disappointments andContinue reading “exchange the unknown future for a known love”

for you, if you’ve met the unexpected

Five little verses. Five little verses is all that it took for God to shake me, speak to me, show me, a truth I know I’ll never let go. Five little verses=one big truth. It’s Deuteronomy 8:2-6.  And you shall remember the whole way that the LORD your God has led you these forty yearsContinue reading “for you, if you’ve met the unexpected”

falling from what we want

It’s these stones of expectations. Expectations we lay on ourselves. Expectations the world piles on us, and they grow, they accumulate to the height of a great cliff. We’re scared of falling from the top of that cliff It’s like this: The whole world is built up on a mountain, it’s actually a dangerous cliff,Continue reading “falling from what we want”

risen for relationship

  she fell in love with Jesus and everything else soon fell away every other desire– except the smile of His face upon hers except His presence and grace and fullness she fell in love with Jesus- and man’s approval fell to the side she didn’t even care anymore what they thought she wasn’t deterredContinue reading “risen for relationship”

what approval addicts need

our hearts are all aching for someone, or many people, to tell us we’re approved. it’s a longing in all of us to be told we are enough and accepted. it can be a poison that infiltrates our bones and destroys who we were made to be. if we let it go on long enough,Continue reading “what approval addicts need”

the four questions

our hearts are all searching. we’re all seeking something. whether it be fame, wealth, popularity, or the presence of Jesus Christ and eternal joy in Him. our hearts were so designed that we’re longing for something. this past week I had the opportunity to hear one of the humblest, clearest, men of God preach. myContinue reading “the four questions”

from distractions to purpose

Sometimes I wonder why there are so many distractions. Why there are so many things pulling me from the face of my Savior. Why isn’t it easy. Why isn’t it less of a fight. The devil and the world and my flesh are masters in the craft of deceit. Sometimes I get caught up inContinue reading “from distractions to purpose”

a little girl like me

I think if there’s one woman in the Bible I want to be like-it is Mary. Because Mary didn’t try harder. Mary didn’t do more than all the rest. She didn’t seek to be well known. But she was known. It was as if God chose to usher in the age of grace with aContinue reading “a little girl like me”

coming down from the mountain

she looked out across the empty plain and knew immediately the reflection in her own soul– everything felt empty.she could rest in the beauty, yes. she could see the branching oak trees and small delicate flowers. she could see the leaves changing in sync with the turning of the season. but she couldn’t see the point. sheContinue reading “coming down from the mountain”