The Chasm Between

There’s nothing for me in the in-between. Pick a side, cuz that chasm falls deep. Can’t climb out, no second chances, A black hole pit, a temporary release… That burns the bridge over the in-between. There’s nothing for me in the in-between

3 am thoughts

Have you ever took up your life, forgone the seatbelt and purposely crashed into a wall? Metaphorically speaking. …I believe we all have at times. You see, unwise decisions and habitual sin lead to devastation. Injury. Death. And, I have done it myself, speeding along at my will, wrecking my life, and all the whileContinue reading “3 am thoughts”

Cancer Free

****I wrote this in February of 2017, the day Natalie received her official cancer free diagnosis.  But, this time two years ago was when Natalie was first diagnosed with cancer, and I’ve asked her mom’s permission to share this story, from my own perspective. I hope you read it…and celebrate Natalie’s beautifully victorious life withContinue reading “Cancer Free”

Lessons in Vulnerability, part 1

I think I’ve lived most of my life feeling unworthy in some way. Unworthy of belonging. Unworthy of being loved. Sure, I could probably list a lot more there, but they all boil down to those two: Love and belonging. Why? How did I become a 35 year old woman, who is certainly loved byContinue reading “Lessons in Vulnerability, part 1”

Despite all this, I will worship

God’s worth is not diminished by our circumstances. Rob Miskowski  (from the sermon, Worship Anyway) At one time,  I struggled with malabsorption issues related to Celiac disease. During one period, it was so bad that I could not accomplish daily chores at home without suffering from pain and fatigue. Even in my sleep, my bones hurt, not allowingContinue reading “Despite all this, I will worship”

Elijah, A Series of Responses: Discouragement, Part 4

2 Kings 19:11-14 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the windContinue reading “Elijah, A Series of Responses: Discouragement, Part 4”

Elijah, A Series of Responses: Discouragement, Part 3

1 KING 19:9-10, NIV  And there he went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”  So he said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; for theContinue reading “Elijah, A Series of Responses: Discouragement, Part 3”

Elijah, A Series of Responses: Discouragement, Part 2

1 Kings 19:5-8 New International Version (NIV) 5 Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” 6 He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay downContinue reading “Elijah, A Series of Responses: Discouragement, Part 2”

Elijah, A Series of Responses: Discouragment

Elijah. A man. A prophet. Called by God and simply obedient. What can we take from his life, his story?   I am currently reading about Elijah and in the next few days, I will share parts of my writing (from my daily devotional times), along with a few quotes that I find striking. Today,Continue reading “Elijah, A Series of Responses: Discouragment”