Jesus is not dysfunctional

Do you ever act like Jesus is dysfunctional? When you think about a dysfunctional relationship in your life, what comes to mind? Dysfunctional relationships impact how we function and relate to others. When these dysfunctional relationships are significant and involve trauma, it can cause us to develop unhealthy patterns in our thinking and actions to […]

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Do One Brave Thing

Prayer:  Lord, sometimes, I delay. I hesitate. I worry. I fear. I wonder what others will think. I think:  it doesn’t matter, someone else already said it, and no one cares. Then I waste time instead of doing anything you’ve called me to do. When I step into my calling, I get overwhelmed, filled with […]

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The Garden

He started knocking.  It was a gentle consistent tap and I almost missed it because I was busy tidying up again.  I was pulling back the curtains to let in some light when I saw his shadow on the porch. The door opened to a big grin and a long hug.  I was really looking […]

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Jesus Showed Up

Recently, I was able to spend a weekend at the beach for my daughter’s soccer tournament. It was great to just get away and spend time with my kids. It was also a special time for me to be still and bring my broken heart to Jesus. And, He met me there. Jesus showed up.

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Jesus loves the little girl

There is a little girl in all of us.  Maybe she’s running through a field of sunflowers, or maybe she’s tucked quietly away in a small dark closet.  Wherever she is, Jesus loves the little girl in each of us. Today you get to hear from her, the little girl inside of me, as she […]

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Take the next step

It is time to take the next step. Looking back, that is what it has felt like all along – step after step after step. Every step was a big step.  Saying the words, calling the counselor, showing up for the appointment, signing up for group therapy and conferences, standing up and sharing my testimony: […]

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A Place of Healing

Can you imagine waiting 38 years to be healed? The story of the Healing at the Pool in John 5 is a powerful story. It takes me back to the beginning of my healing journey. I remember reading in church about Jesus noticing and approaching the man who had suffered for 38 years. My heart was pounding. At the time, […]

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Mountain Moments

In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.  Psalm 5:3 “Sovereign” by Chris Tomlin Sovereign in the mountain air… …Sovereign in my greatest joy Sovereign in my deepest cry With me in the dark With me in dawn In your everlasting arms All […]

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{New} Tears

 This post is part of the  “Finding Spiritual Whitespace Blog Tour” which I am a part of, along with a group of soulful, journeying kindreds. To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE! I turned down the wrong aisle in the grocery store.  I found myself waiting in the center of the aisle for the lady on her cell […]

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