Standing at the finish line I kept hopping up onto the barrier fence to see if I could see him. Minute by minute I kept checking. Peering down the street towards the Reykjavík Harbor. Then I saw him. My dad. Running the last stretch of his first marathon at 62! My heart filled with pride and I cheered loud, real loud, with no abandon. Continue reading “My Dad.”
I read the beginning of Psalm 90 while I was in Vik, Iceland. The beauty all around me pointed me to search out scripture glorifying God.
1 Lord, you have been our refuge
in every generation.
2 Before the mountains were born,
before you gave birth to the earth and the world,
from eternity to eternity, you are God.
I wanted to write this blog Sunday but I am just now getting around to it. Whoops. Anyway. Sunday during church I felt that there were many Christians who were feeling dormant in their purpose and calling. After this impression on my spirit I saw a vision of a doormat sitting outside an entry door. Outside while the door was closed the enemy kept pacing back and forth over the doormat. Then all of a sudden I noticed that the doormat wasn’t a doormat at all in fact it was the Church. And I don’t mean the institution I mean the Body of believers that make up the Church. Continue reading “Doormats and Throne Rooms”
I want to be a beacon for freedom. Liberty will be my cry. Why?
I’ve tasted and seen it. A freedom so great that you can own who you are, where you have been, and where you are going. A freedom that lets you own your story in full transparency. Why? So that others may taste and see this same freedom. Continue reading “Panic Attacks to Freedom”
Reading time 1 minute.
It is what we all want because it is what we all need. It is why we were created, to know God and to be known by Him.
When I find my heart is waning, when I start to lose strength, when I long to be known, seen, and understood by others, I stop. I take a minute and I readjust. I realign. All that this world has to offer leaves me lacking. It cannot fill me, satisfy me, or put me at rest in perfect peace. Only God my Father can do that.
So when I find myself waning I choose to adjust my motivation by recognizing my own true need. I purpose myself to find what my heart is truly and deeply crying out for, to know God and to be known by Him. Continue reading “To be known!”
Reading time 6 minutes.
Everybody says it. Life is short. It goes too fast. Carpe Diem. This message is thrown into our everyday conversations. I get it, and there is a time and a place for this message for sure.
I woke up this morning and I had this crazy feeling that I’ve got a whole lot more life to live. We all do.
Are we wishing it away, always on the hunt for something better or greater? Do we fill our lives to overflowing so that our busyness makes us feel like were living life to the fullest?
When I look back and think about this wonderful life I recall everyday moments that turned into something special. Why? In those moments I was present. Not rushing. Not trying. Just being. Continue reading “Present Raindrops”
Reading time 5 minutes.
I have a confession. Recently I’ve been struggling with feeling unworthy. The word struggle literally means to “make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction.” And that is what I’ve been doing. I have been fighting to be free from the restraint of feeling unworthy. Continue reading “Freedom in Confession”