Faith, Five Minute Friday, Grace, Living for Christ

Joining Lisa-Jo and fabulous others for Five Minute Friday, where we cut words loose for five short minutes and don’t pinch and squeeze them by editing. We link up then cheer each other on. Today’s prompt is: Identity. Go. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the…

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Broken Body, Dreams, Faith, Giving Thanks, Grace, Growth, Struggle, Surrender

“Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.” Brennan Manning “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 When I tucked him into bed the other night and said “I love you” his immediate response was…

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Grace, Lent, Struggle, Surrender

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6 My baby girls says her evening prayers on her face and the first time she laid low to do it, I knew God was showing me something. Only days into it, Lent pushed me to the floor, the…

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Book Reviews, Books, BookSneeze, Grace, Lent

“How wide is God’s love? Wide enough to include the whole world. Are you included in the world? Then you are included in God’s love.” Max Lucado, He Chose The Nails. On Good friday I laid my babies down for a nap and watched  The Passion of The Christ. I drew the curtains, curled up…

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Grace, Weekend Wanderings, Worship

Thou art in every situation able to meet my needs and miseries. May I live by thee, live for thee, never be satisfied with my christian progress Valley Of Vision, Divine Support Praying that you call to Him in all your wanderings this weekend, confident that He Hears your voice, and answers in His perfect…

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Faith, Grace, Hope, Living for Christ, Struggle

Let our disappointments also teach us to submit—absolutely and unquestioningly—to the Lord’s will. We wish to have things in a certain fashion, but God plainly indicated that they are not to be so. Therefore let us cheerfully surrender our wish to His will. Spurgeon I have bad news for you. In this world, you will…

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Grace, Growth, Lent, Living for Christ, Struggle, Surrender

 A commenter last week on my blog asked me if I had blogged my Lenten experience yet. The truth is, the lessons are still unraveling and the words have been knotted tight in a tangled ball, ideas looped too tightly together to break free–to make any sense. Today, little by little, it begins to unravel.…

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Grace, Hope, Lent, Passion, Sacrifice, Worship

Five Minute Friday prompt- light The burn of repentance makes the heart squint like eyes adjusting from darkness to light. It’s painful when it all comes flooding in, when the filth pours out. I started lent with a rock wedged so deep, the only excising of it would come with a torrent of face-planted prayers,…

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