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”

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”

Despite All Things, Redeemed

Brave. Fearless. Warrior. Courage, my heart. For some reason, those words popped into my brain, a vision of letters somehow engraved into thin air….. And I thought of every bar necklace, every t-shirt, every coffee mug that stands boldly with declaration of intent. BRAVE FEARLESS. I wonder….what if we actually held the sign of ourContinue reading “Despite All Things, Redeemed”

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.””

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”

Daughter, Arise!

I come to you, Jesus. falling at your feet, Jesus. Fearful and trembling, Jesus. – You have every reason to condemn me. “You harlot!” they say. – You have every reason to condemn me, “You sinner!” they say. – You have every reason to condemn me, “You leper!”  they say BUT…. – What will You say? –Continue reading “Daughter, Arise!”

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?”

Angel’s Song

When all you can do is sing your prayers and pray your psalms until nothing is left but the sound of your fingers sliding across the neck of your guitar…. And, you know that no recording can truly capture the depth of this moment, but it’s ok, because this? This is the song that angels sing.Continue reading “Angel’s Song”

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”