Monthly Archives: November 2017

November 21, 2017 bend


“But ask the animals what they think—let them teach you; let the birds tell you what’s going on. Put your ear to the earth—learn the basics. Listen—the fish in the ocean will tell you their stories. Isn’t it clear that they all know and agree that GOD is sovereign, that he holds all things in his hand— Every living soul, yes, every breathing creature? Isn’t this all just common sense, as common as the sense of taste? Do you think the elderly have a corner on wisdom, that you have to grow old before you understand life?”

Job 12:7-12 MSG

Good morning, God’s Child-

Watch how the trees bend, how the leaves dance, how open and endless the sky is and how strong and vocal the wind can be. I love learning from nature – from all of her rhythms, her patterns, her magic, and her phases. God speaks there when we learn to listen.

Wake up.

Hear Him.


November 17, 2017 magnificence


“The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”

‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:22-23‬ ‭NASB‬‬


Our God is a God who is adamant to bless us. He is compassionate … chases us down to deliver a part of His own portion inside. But, for the blessing to be received, He calls us to come before Him on our knees. When we bow, we enter in to the throne room of The Almighty … if we only understood that the entire universe operates according to our proximity to the throne of the Most High … and entering-in-level-proximity happens when knees bend. There we gain full access to His Grace. Bending places us there in the very heart of the Almighty. When it all comes down, blessing and peace have a direct connection to the authority of God in our lives. How much of yourself are you willing to hand over to Him? Surrender. He has reserved for you and me the higher things – much deeper things … not the mundane and simple (although The Creator has authority there, too) but, the deeper knowing of the very heart of our Savior as He pours Himself into us … He pours compassion directly from His heart into yours.

So often the enemy tricks us into believing we are not worthy. That’s a lie. The truth is that from our knees, when we offer up whatever we can to our Maker –

our time,

the energy that is left,

our fear,

then He brings the blessing of peace out of chaos. With noise and beeps and emotions and hurt, and wild all-around, when we go to our knees, The Most High places a quiet … a calm … and He gives understanding that allows us to hear His magnificence all around.

And, His magnificence nourishes us.

Wake up.


Hear His Magnificence.


November 15, 2017 slay


“When I walk into the thick of trouble, keep me alive in the angry turmoil. With one hand strike my foes, with Your other hand save me. Finish what you started in me, GOD. Your love is eternal—don’t quit on me now.” Psalm ‭138:7-8‬ ‭MSG‬

Good morning, Beloved. 

We forget that we live on a bubble. 

That every minute … 

every minute … 

every minute is a gift.

There is something about loss that creates a gaping wound … a wound that challenges us to do better for each other … to nod and allow questions to come that are not part of our usual hours … and, to greet one another in life-affirming ways. 

It’s in the shadows of life, just beyond the curtain – on the edge of the stage, watching, helplessly, hopefully – it is there when there is nothing left to do that surrender happens … and the Source of Life takes over. God Almighty responds to empty. He streams Himself in like a very gentle white light through one heart, and straight into another. Healing energy. 

The trauma must stay fluid, and moving through as only God can do. The enemy wants it stuck so we live in defeat … but, the Holy Spirit moves through touch and hugs and songs and memories. 


All around. 

He moves through others when they use words like care, gentle, love, healing, grace, deeply held, I’m here, hope, and peace, and more peace. 
Wounded hearts grieve with certain raw tenderness when loss happens. It is every kind of right to sob, to feel hot tears. Feel all the impact and power of loss that reminds us how deep love drives. By feeling the sickness and swirling of everything wrong, God clears us to see Him and to burn brighter with the tightness of His love and with life. This is the power of His Light in you and me. His Light wins over dark. People begin to heal when the force of pain is allowed to shudder you to the core. We meet that pain together with our faith, and our love for our Savior. Christ’s capacity to transform far exceeds ours to move from pain into healing. 
So we wait.

“Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him … Indeed, this will turn out for my deliverance, for no godless person would dare come before him!”

‭‭Job‬ ‭13:15-16‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Wake up. 

Stream His Light.