Growth, Hope, Struggle, Surrender

When It’s A Slow Transfiguration

A week ago I sunk my toes into the sugar-white sands in Destin, and tried hard to release the junk I’d carried with me to the sea. I wanted a transfiguration moment. I wanted a soul-shattering revelation that would send me home altered forever. I went there bone-dry, weary and in need of healing. But…

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Trust, Worship

Time Is Not A Patient Friend

I find myself constantly checking clocks, pacing myself to the silent drill sergeant who orders my comings and goings. By the position of her unbending hands, she holds the power to dictate my every move. “Time waits for no man” so they saying goes, most certainly, time is not a patient friend. My insides gnaw…

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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

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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