Advent, Broken Body, Christmas, Come Lord Jesus

In Labor, We Wait

Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast. From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God. Psalm 22:7-9 *** God Is A Midwife We’re  waiting. Murmuring, shifting, whispering–anxious for this babe to be born. We feel the swelling grip…

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Growth, Love, Obedience, Struggle, Surrender

On Bringing A Different Way

This Advent, as I wait for Jesus’ coming, I’ve been thinking about what it means to  live out the gospel call to love my neighbors, my family members, and strangers alike, in a way that demonstrates grace, rather than judgment, and how I can hold to my own convictions in the midst of such a…

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Advent, Books, Come Lord Jesus, Surrender

Vulnerability Of Waiting

Yesterday morning I rolled out of bed before 5AM to finish preparing for a teaching I had been invited to do here at a local church. As I sat there with the sleep still blurring my eyes, I prayed for God to just bring the words. Just do it, God. Please. (My prayers of desperation…

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Advent, Books, Come Lord Jesus, Guest posting

Days Of Distraction

 Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting is now available! For the last few weeks I have invited the members of my “street team”  to share their stories and reflections on the book, the topic of waiting, and Advent. (This post contains affiliate links.)  *** I wasn’t prepared for the sunrise but I believe it was prepared for me.…

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Books, Christmas, Come Lord Jesus

An Interview And A Giveaway

It’s been a full month of guest posts here in this space, and as we wind our way to Advent (Sunday!!) The guest post series is wrapping up and I hope to be back to writing a bit more here, as time allows. Though my voice has been noticeably absent here, I have been making the…

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Books, Come Lord Jesus, Guest posting

Presence Over Presents (The Only Way We Can Be Truly Satisfied In The Waiting)

 Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting is now available! For the next few weeks I have invited the members of my “street team”  to share their stories and reflections on the book, the topic of waiting, and Advent. (This post contains affiliate links.)  *** Advent, that short parenthesis of time before Christmas, can be wasted or weighted,…

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Advent, Books, Guest posting

The Gift Of Waiting

 Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting is now available! For the next few weeks I have invited the members of my “street team”  to share their stories and reflections on the book, the topic of waiting, and Advent. (This post contains affiliate links.)  *** Waiting can be excruciating. I’ve never been particularly good at it myself. When…

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Come Lord Jesus, Guest posting

Preparing The Way

 Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting is now available! For the next few weeks I have invited the members of my “street team”  to share their stories and reflections on the book, the topic of waiting, and Advent. (This post contains affiliate links.)  *** I locked the office door, the printer still making that soft whir noise…

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