Courage

Courage: from the Latin root ‘cor’ meaning heart What story dwells  just inside your chest, pushing against  your ribs,  making it hard  to breathe in,  gnawing at you  to speak it out? We were made  to communicate,  exhale the who  of ourselves,  relate through  our stories,  for the speaking  changes everything. Lean in and attend,Continue reading “Courage”

Unfettered

“….Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on…” —from Philippians 3:13-14, NLT Release, relinquish, with palms open — What do you hold so tightly you are bound in place, held, imprisoned?  Sometimes what we surrender is as important as what we embrace.  Search your heart for chains — What binds youContinue reading “Unfettered”

Grace Rolling in Like Waves

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul. — Horatio G. Spafford, 1873 There are those moments  when you bathe in humility,  not the kind that stings because you are embarrassed,Continue reading “Grace Rolling in Like Waves”

Redemptive House

In the gray places  of my soul before  I even know to call out, He is there. In the wrestling hour of night, the nudging that keeps me unsure, those times my mind cannot control the volume of thought, when the wave  upon wave of incessant uncertainty pounds me to a shallowness I can stillContinue reading “Redemptive House”

Soli Deo Gloria

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. –Ephesians 1:3, NLT If my soul could be set in staff, the notes and rhythms of my heart recorded just when the stings of emotion pullContinue reading “Soli Deo Gloria”

The Root

“Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust Him.  Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” — Ephesians 3:17, NLT The root fixes itself into the soil, imbibes the rich humus, impressing itself further,  deeper, establishing a home, a tap line and other finer branches, veinsContinue reading “The Root”