Lent, Obedience, Surrender

Ashes To Ashes, Dust To Dust

In her book, Teach Us To Want, Jen Pollock Michel wrote, It sounds terrifically cliché, but I don’t suppose any of us decides our come- to-Jesus moment. We don’t get to plan our Damascus road conversions. And I’m continually amazed at the truth of these words. We don’t get to choose. We don’t get to…

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One Word

The Question God Is Always Asking-A One Word For 2017

Hoping does not mean doing nothing…And hoping is not dreaming…It means a confident, alert expectation that God will do what he says he will do. It is imagination put in the harness of faith. It is willingness to let God do it his way, and in his time.  ~Eugene Peterson   My One Word for…

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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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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

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.)  *** “The time God gives us in the waiting is a gift, whether or…

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Books, Giveaways

My New Book And How We Can Bear The Wait

Nearly 2 years ago I started off in one direction, down a path that I knew beyond a smidgen of doubt, God had called me to. As clearly as if He’d cupped His hands to my ear, I heard His “Yes. This.” I didn’t hesitate in the beginning. The ground work of years earlier had all led up to…

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Guest posting

How Am I wanting To See God Move Today?

On October 18th, my 2nd book, Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting releases!! 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. Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for the FREE download…

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Book Reviews

Falling Free

I stumbled into Shannan Martin some nearly 7 years ago, when I was new into the blogging world. Following a link-up, or some other chain of links, I found myself reading at her (then titled site) FlowerPatch Farm Girl. I was immediately hooked. In those days, she and her husband lived on what appeared to be,…

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Advent, Books, writing

A New Book And A Humble Invitation

Many moons ago, when I received the phone call that led to a rather trembling “yes” I had no idea what I was stepping into. I mean I had a small idea, but it was so small, it barely counts, because the reality of that one wild “yes” has become something of a journey, a pilgrimage…

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