Barefoot I Stand

Bare foot I stand, Here in the forest. Heart in hand, My soul sings a chorus Of hope. Barefoot I stand, Here in the trees. Fog all around, And I’m up to my knees In sorrow. Barefoot I stand, Here in the shadows, Of Dancing branches, Of bone and marrow, And I am just flesh….

Rise Up Weeping Willow

Rise up weeping willow See, the sun is coming Set your branches to the light Your time has come Wake up sleepy willow You’ve been gone too long Among all of the outcasts Yours is the best song So sing, weary heart, sing Shake off brilliant willow All of the heaviness Learn to know that…

The words I needed to hear…

You are not your circumstance.That disease, that debt, job loss, failed marriage, miscarriage, infertility, discouragement, depression, anxiety, fear, worry. These things may be part of your life but they don’t define who you are. And having these things in your life, past present or future, does not mean you have failed, are less loved, or…

Meet. Linger. Go.

I love Gods word. There’s always something new, something I never noticed before and it speaks to me in a fresh way. Here, in reading about the demon oppressed man that was set free (Luke 8:27-39. I’m reading in the message), I learned three things:  1)This man came to Jesus naked and chained. Jesus met…

Intentionally Loving The Church

Heart check time: God has been really bringing this to my attention lately – I need to pray for, and really invest in, my local church. It’s so easy to sit on the sidelines, or even be involved, and complain. It’s much harder, but important, to see the need and get knee and even elbow…

Fear and Love

The greatest and strongest weapon we can use is not a gun, its not stronger walls or bigger hoops, but it is perfect love. “We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.” (2 Corin. 10:4) I really think that one of the…

The Fitness Struggle

Hey guys, So it has been a REALLY long time (way too long) since I’ve written anything at all. It’s been a whirlwind of a time since my last post, and I want to write about everything, and eventually I’ll get there, but let’s just do one thing at a time. What I want to…

Climb

Even though we don’t have kids of our own (yet), we’ve been so blessed to see the interactions within our family, and to experience that love that comes from an aunt & uncle to a child. It’s pretty special. But, As much as I like to think we are the coolest aunt & uncle going,…

Growing Pains

Hurting is part of growing.  You know when you’re a kid, and you grow, you feel pain. Well, I don’t really remember this (but we’ve all heard of growing pains). The only thing I really remember is growing. I remember getting measured, and waiting anxiously to see if I had grown another inch or foot….

To anyone who feels unloved, unseen, or alone…

  You are loved. Your heart is known. You are not invisible. You are not less than, or discounted. There is a God who loves you, right now. He loves you for the person you are today, who you were yesterday, and who you will be tomorrow. There is nothing you can do that will…

Soul Sisters

. {**I came across this email I had sent out from a few years ago, and wanted to share. I feel like the points are still relevant and so full of truth. My prayer is that it reaches someone who, just like me, needs that extra nudge to really experience the friendships God has for…

“The Incorruptible Crown”

I Corin. 9:24,25 24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a…