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”

Hosea 13, “God in a Box”

day 18 response to #shereadstruth Hosea devotional   I’ve put You high in unseen places.   A shelf with a box has Your name on it.   Shall I get You down in emergencies? Shall I place You next to the band-aids?   Bandage of the soul and spirit, You are In the box, onContinue reading “Hosea 13, “God in a Box””

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”

Even the Wanderer… A Hosea Response

And a wanderer was I, Living in a house of rebellion                                          Reclining on furniture of shame,                                    Snuggling with blanketsContinue reading “Even the Wanderer… A Hosea Response”

Unedited: “The Sower of the Wind.”

After work, I’ll probably be annoyed that I posted this morning’s journal entry without bothering to edit it. I am compelled  to share this in its raw form though…and I hope even there, that it resonates with someone. DAY 11, #Shereadstruth devotional “They sow the wind and shall reap the whirlwind.” –Hosea 8:7  Here IContinue reading “Unedited: “The Sower of the Wind.””

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”

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”

Who is Jesus?

Jesus is : God’s Son. Jesus is : The Mediator between God and man. Jesus is: The only Being to have lived a life of perfect righteousness. Jesus is: The Slain Lamb;  The Perfect Sacrifice. Jesus is: The Atonement for the sins of the world – Once and for all! Jesus is: ALL authority inContinue reading “Who is Jesus?”

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”