Category: The Larger Story

A Disciplined Refusal: waffles, jelly, leaves and gifts for the soul

It seemed to take hours to allow the other noise and my own voice in my head to mute, leak out, or dissolve away so that what I heard and felt was Him. No, I did not hear from Him audibly, but it was as real as that. I heard from Him in my head and heart in a communicating way that did not need sound to impact me deeply. I felt the presence of the Lord and experienced the peace and calm of his shepherd-like care for the true and real me….nothing about this silent event changed anything about the nature of God. What changed was my seeing and experiencing Him, which only came after a disciplined refusal…

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A Guide To The Pain That Slaps You In The Face

Our burden is real, there’s no doubt. But it isn’t mine to carry alone. It was an invitation, in the most unexpected place, to come weary and trade this burden for rest. It was a gentle reminder that I don’t have to hold it all together. I can’t undo the pain of a past or avoid the pain of the present but I can trust that the one who was there continues to carry the weight and will be faithful to heal.

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Inviting God Home For Christmas

Why do we all long for home? Because we were created for home – for Shalom – that sense of peace, wholeness, goodwill to men, for a moment all is right with the world. We all long for a place for relationships that invite us into that sense of home. But have you ever considered whether God longs for home?

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Shifted

And I did forget things. And my teaching wasn’t perfect. But God still moved and lives were still changed. I didn’t do my job perfectly…or even as well as I would have liked…but I was at rest on my insides, connected to God and connected to community. That is huge.

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