Holy Week: Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper. The foot-washing. The wounds of the heart are an underground cemetery of seemingly lifeless things. There lies our secret shames, internal struggles, deepest pains, open wounds, wells of pride and legions of anxieties. On this Maundy Thursday, I think of my wounds. On this Maundy Thursday, I think of myContinue reading “Holy Week: Maundy Thursday”

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”

Hosea 11

Sow in me righteousness, Reap in me steadfast love, Break in me fallowed land   It is time to seek You, Lord…   Come like the rain, Your goodness pouring down.   For though I run, scattered in sin, You do not lose me.   Your faithfulness reels me in, Your fences protect my lifeContinue reading “Hosea 11”

Change

A few months ago, or maybe many months ago, I was asked to do the Wednesday night service teaching over Genesis 34:1-36:43 This is an tiny excerpt, my conclusion, and my call to allow change to seep into our souls. GOD can bring good out of EVIL. God is able to use the evil thatContinue reading “Change”

Healing In Our House, an appeal for Grace

Release grace upon my tongue Welling up in me Kindness and tenderness Be upon me   In my home Manifest Your goodness Your gentleness Through me   Release wisdom upon my heart Curating me Patience and understanding Be upon me   In my home Manifest Your goodness Your gentleness Through me Release yielding in myContinue reading “Healing In Our House, an appeal for Grace”

In the wake of injustice…

I can’t even formulate the right words..all I can say is that I am truly heartbroken over the recent tragic events.I have tried to capture my feelings, to chase the argument of justice, but the words are elusive. The heartache is deep….and because of that, all I can think of is one word.  “Kindred.” AreContinue reading “In the wake of injustice…”

The Woman With The Issue of Blood

We don’t know her name, but Jesus did… And, just like the world doesnt know our secret sins, our shame,  the infirmities of our hearts, our bones… Jesus does. And still… He waits, among us, Jesus WITH US, and He does not sit still. No, JESUS continues in HIS work, Yet…. All the while waitingContinue reading “The Woman With The Issue of Blood”

God, Moses, Fear, and Obedience

**** This is an older blog I wrote, 2 years ago on my old blogger page,  AliciaKristina.com Numbers 14:1-12 That night all the members of the community raised their voices and wept aloud. All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and the whole assembly said to them, “If only we had died in Egypt! OrContinue reading “God, Moses, Fear, and Obedience”

Who can we bring to Jesus?

“Great crowds came to Jesus, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, those who could not speak, and many others. They put them at Jesus’ feet, and he healed them.” – Matthew 15:30 When I read this scripture, I was immediately catapulted back into time, thrown into an image of Jesus surrounded byContinue reading “Who can we bring to Jesus?”

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”