Category: god

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…

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….

Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! 34“Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” 35“Who has ever given to…

Valuable Valentine

Trace the curves of Virtue, She softens your soul with her joy, and kneads stresses away with her attentive ear. How tenderly she leans into your perspective, and fills your world with fresh fragrance. Cradle her heart like a valuable valentine– You are nurturing the…

I Am Not Picasso, I’m the Brush: Learning to Glorify God Not the Words I Write

Philippians 2:5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6Who, being in very naturea God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very…

Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’” The water bill almost undid me last night. I have…

Invited into the Garden of Trust: Jesus Trusted His Heavenly Father Completely

Matthew: 26: 36Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” 37And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and…

The Object of Our Agitation

My son was very agitated today about surface things that I could see had nothing to do with his anguish. Finally, I heard him sobbing in the other room. “Mommy I can’t stop crying.” I wrapped him up in my arm and rocked him…