des·o·late adjective adjective: desolate 1. (of a place) deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness. It seems that God might be partial to the desolate places. After all, great men of God were led there; Moses. Joseph. John the Baptist. And even Jesus. They were all led into the wilderness for
There is a real need in our world to know God. The need is not great just in the world but in our churches. We preach and proclaim the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and Jesus, but rarely are we in touch with that God.
(My blog today may not seem very encouraging. It’s my attempt to be known and my reaching out to others who might be in the same place as me. You are not alone!!) Have you ever felt like nobody? Invisible? Unseen? Unknown? Have you ever felt like the world is moving forward without you? Without
This is the age-old question….does God care? And particularly, does God care when I suffer?
Today began a long overdue re-read of the book PRESENT OVER PERFECT by Shauna Neiquist. If you’ve ever read the book you know it is a breath of fresh air and even more, it’s like a kiss from prince charming for a princess caught in a deep sleep of over performance and disconnection from her own heart
Is it possible that you are living, right now, in an answer to a desperate prayer you prayed? A prayer you whispered or fervently cried out to God with tears and burning in your heart to be molded into the image of Christ?
“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV As we anticipate the coming of fall…come quickly, my heart is stirred toward winter, my favorite season. A time when all is quiet and at rest. The stillness is healing to my soul. And yet as the natural season
Psalms 91:1-16 NKJV He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord , “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And
“Let me feel you in this broken place. Let me feel Your breath upon my face. ‘Cuz everything I’ve trusted in, has been such a waste, if I don’t see you in this broken place.”
The anointing at Bethany. Many believe the woman who entered the room was Mary, the sister of Lazarus. The account in John 12 identifies her as such. The other Gospel accounts don’t mention her name and it says they were at the home of Simon the leper. Details for a scholar most likely, but our
So many reasons to give up. And they all make perfect sense, but something will not let go. Something holding you up. A voice calling you onward. Calling you to your future. The place where the dream in your heart is realized. The deep longings of your heart that yearn to be tasted and held.