Hope, Struggle, Surrender

You blow in, in heavy-set clouds, darkness covers–a heavy blanket. Heat rises and the clouds flash white behind the black. We forget your power on a daily basis. The wind whips wild–branches and flagpoles snap. The earth groans and bends low whenever you move. For a few moments, you squeeze and huff out your might, and…

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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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Five Minute Friday, Growth, Lent, Surrender

For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3 I sensed it coming, the undoing that flattened me this lenten season. A necessary humbling, the discipline of a loving and gracious Father. Sometimes we hold too tightly to that which we ought not to have ever had. Saying ‘hello’…

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Faith, Grace, Lent, Sacrifice, Surrender

I’ve been stumbling along this winding path through Lent and it’s been so noisy. The desire to find space, to reflect on the journey this far pulls hard at my heart. I cannot ignore it. I don’t want to ignore it. I’m looking for Communion. With Him. With my family. I am reminded of the…

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Dreams, Faith, Obedience, Surrender, Trust, warfare

It’s been a hard week here. I can’t fully form the words yet for the experiences of it, but as I read Lisa-jo’s prompt today, Brave, I think I am not equipped to write on this. Not today, not this week when I have acted the fool, thinking I had been so brave myself, all…

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