Jesus, my Prince of Peace • part 1
Advent is well upon us and as I consider and anticipate the celebration of the coming of our precious Savior, I am overwhelmed when I think about the names He was called when he was promised to us by the prophet Isaiah…
…Prince of Peace…
Perhaps to you, peace means the absence of noise in your house. Perhaps it means no violence in your space, your community, your land. Perhaps it means unity between you and your spouse, your significant other, your child, your parents, or your dearest friend.
For me, peace means the presence of the One who rescued and healed me of the oppression of anxiety. Continue reading “december 9 . 2016”
san diego lovin’
I. Ocean Beach at sunset is pretty perfect. The girls had never been on a California beach before, so of course they were overjoyed when they could play in the waves for hours and “not get hypothermia”. As the sun went down, I was content to sit on the shore and watch them, breathing deeply of the salty air and letting every tension melt into the sand. Continue reading “august 26 . 2016”
written as I consider the pain that I see being felt all over the world
Lately, I have been feeding on His faithfulness because He has been so good, because He is good right now, and because I need to constantly remember that He will always continue to be good, will never cease to be good, and is even better than I think He is.
Dear Reader, if you claim to know Him yet felt your insides squeeze a little when you read one, two, maybe all of the phrases right above this one…oh, I’m praying for you tonight.
The One who takes an interest in the state of the country.
The state of this hemisphere.
The state of the world.
The One who sees the brokenness of humanity – all of us – yes, the red, yellow, black, and white ones. Continue reading “july 29 . 2016”
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick but when dreams come true, there is life and joy.” Proverbs 13:12 MSG
I used to read and interpret this verse in the context of romantic relationships – because when you’re single, sometimes just all the verses apply to romantic relationships. #realtalk.
Continue reading “july 11 . 2015”
k i n d n e s s .
I just want to be kind. Continue reading “june 14 . 2014”
In my subconscious, early-morning mind, I was processing how the Lord has been going after F E A R in every area of my life–big and small–in the past year. Since moving back to Oregon, I have felt an increase in breakthrough as I am walking in greater victory over my thought life…
Continue reading “march 22 . 2014”