Category Joy

Love Descends

Jesus comes to the abandoned, the forgotten, the ugliest places.  The times that are so very painful to live through, and even hurt to look back upon in remembrance. Jesus brings acceptance where there is shame, a joyous welcome to those who have been abandoned, and is ever present to those who have been left […]

Release…Feel the Endlessness of God

Release…Feel the Endlessness of God. This has become my breathing prayer.  As I think the word release, I exhale and release all that stuff that I am holding on to in that moment.  As I breathe in deep I remind myself to feel the endlessness of God. It’s a short prayer, but it serves multiple […]

God’s Strength & Goodness in Suffering

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:2 (NIV) I would not choose to walk through waters, to pass […]

As You Are

One of the greatest things about my husband Eric is that he has consistently loved me over time just for who I was at that moment.   He loved me when I was young, foolish, attempting to be brave & confident, but was really scared & insecure not knowing who I was, but trying to be […]

When a Little Bit is What You Have

How many of us give up, walk away, or set aside something because we only have a little bit to give? A little bit of time, a little bit of love, a little bit of energy, a little bit of money, a little bit of talent, a little bit of knowledge, a little bit of […]