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

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, 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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Books, Guest posting

Worth The Wait

This has been a year of waiting for my family. I hate waiting. I’m impatient and want things to fall into place on my time and my schedule. But God doesn’t work that way. He’s used this year to grow me, and it hasn’t been easy. My family has prayed big prayers over the past…

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Advent, Guest posting

The Extraordinary Ordinary Life

 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.  *** Recently, I have been shown a touch of my smallness. I am not the big deal I would…

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