Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Parents Must Read

It's time to stop being shame-based about it...and time to get real AND get the conversation going.

Parents Must Read

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Reaching Up, Reaching Out

What a fantastic day!!!

It's no secret how much my venture into being an Abba's child has so profoundly altered how I look at life. A growing sense of identity as a child of the good Father from a ever-growing relationship with Him is igniting a sense of mission...a call to make a bringing the goodness of His kingdom. I'm SO HUNGRY to find opportunities to inspire, invest, impact...however possible. life has changed!

Well...what an awesome opportunity today was to use the few muscles I have (don't laugh) and partner with my church community to help Good in the Hood with their food distribution day. A focused act of kindness to serve the hungry. We sorted, we stacked, we hauled, we bagged, we served...we delighted, we invested...we grew.

The sadness, of course, is seeing people impacted by poverty and hunger. Breaks my heart. The beauty, though, is knowing that today we were a part of being God's miracle for those very people through service. Fills my heart.

Yep...I'm a believer...and I'm convinced...WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD! :)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Spirit, Break Out

Oh my. I think this song could very well be my new manifesto in song. Or perhaps God' written on the human heart. Moving from just being a "believer" to an actual "Abba's Child" and participating in the reality of the Kingdom here. Spirit, break out...yes, seeing and believing EVERY DAY!!!


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Beneath Your Beautiful

Oh my. A great friend played this today on our way to a little adventure. It just blew me away. Single people not desperate enough to settle in a relationship with the wrong person for their heart will totally understand. It's about letting down your guard to let someone see who you really are...and finding someone who wants to see your true self and pursue it. Has me dreaming a bit. :)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Church At The Feet Of Jesus

Oh my....this sermon by Pastor Mark Moore (visiting pastor from Texas) is so powerful...and so YES! Listen to the end! Enjoy!

Church At The Feet Of Jesus

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fling Wide

Maria led this song in church a couple weeks ago. It was so powerful. Now, it runs through my heart over and over. :)



I was driving to lunch with a friend this afternoon, and we were talking about something we heard in a Bill Johnson sermon. He said that hope is living in "expectancy of God's creative goodness". Right when she said the definition, my heart got so excited...I actually let go of the steering wheel in a squeal of delight.

I know, I while driving...hehe.

But, it was exactly in that moment that the Holy Spirit reminded me that truly living with hope...that delightful expectancy of His goodness...means GETTING to let Him steer the situation.

Hard to do if driven by fear and control...but oh such a great relief if we can actually let go.

I needed that reminder today.

Yep, He's so good...the God of HOPE!!! :)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Little Get-Away

Well, my month of vacation is officially over on Monday. Sigh. The instant I realized it, a bit of a depression set in. :( The educational world just isn't what it used to be for me...or maybe the entitlement attitude of parents has just taken enough toll now. Some grief settled in with how much life has had to change over the last year too. Yep, I just sank for a while there. 

Happily, though, my sis and I had planned a little get-away with some biking mixed in. Yep, it ended up being a great time of free space to be real about everything and just relax and have fun. Gosh, I love that girl. :) 

Having a moment of free space without the pressure that my heavy heart might bring others down or add fuel to another's issues was so freeing. It wasn't a time to be a burden, but it was a time to briefly unburden...and gain some new vision!!! Yep!!!'s what rest does for the heart. 

So...still not completely excited about work again...but feeling a bit less burdened and refreshed. 

For this's key to living. :)