Category: christianity

What are Your Tags Showing: REDEEMED

John 19:19 Pilate also had a notice posted on the cross. It read: Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. “Your tag is showing.” The lady behind me whispered at church yesterday, as she tucked the sales tag into the back of my shirt….

Sanctuary, You keep saying that word . . .

Psalm 73 . . .Still, when I tried to figure it out,     all I gt was a splitting headache . . . Until I entered the sanctuary of God.     Then I saw the whole picture: . . . {The Message) Give me sanctuary! For the past few weeks…

The Breath of Life

Matthew 11:…27All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him. 28Come to Me, all you who…

God’s Tattoo (Isaiah 49:16)

I etched part of my story into my arms, temporary tattoos of my brokenness that time will fade, but you You hammered my personhood into your hands for eternity.    

Do Not Anticipate

“Do not anticipate.” is the mantra pilgrims hear on the Walk to Emmaus. You do not take a watch, electronic device, or clock. People tell you where to go at the appointed times. It is the weirdest feeling to spend the majority of your…

God’s Signiture Piece

We are not die stamped, manufactured on the factory floor and manhandled down the assembly line, only to be discarded if we are defective.   God’s hands took intimate pleasure in sculpting man and women. He dug into earth, kneading clay into his own image. Checking proportions,…

Accepting the Lifeline: God’s Yoke is Light

Matthew 11:29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” If you’re a Christian and His yoke doesn’t…

Laughing our way to the Cross: Practing Lightheartedness

I take things so seriously and I have been that way from the womb. Cultivating a light heartedness, no matter our personality, is a part of character development. How is that even possible for one as serious and sometimes awkward as me? Well how…

The Rescued Rescue

Are we prepared to plant our flags . . . on the filthy front lines of humiliated humanity?

Valley of the Shadow of Death

(A post from the first days after putting Jonathan in the ground.) Day 5 Psalms 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they…

Hearing God in the Silence of Grief

Romans 8:31What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously…

I Write Because . . .

. . .Sand should be squished between toes and the ocean caught in cockle shells. . . .Children’s laughter begs even the soberest of lips to curl into a smile. . . .Pain digs into my heart And I refuse to hold it in….