What Changed for Me? (Ashes to Beauty)

Friends recently asked me what changed in my life this past year that brought on so much blessing, healing, and crazy adventures of delight and joy in Jesus. I’ve been pondering this… “God, why have you shown such grace and mercy?” I have seen God do some INCREDIBLE things. (This summer, I watched God bringContinue reading “What Changed for Me? (Ashes to Beauty)”

How do you enter God’s presence?

This question… “How do you enter God’s presence?”,  is so beautiful and has been asked of me many times lately. The answer from God’s Word is so refreshing… 1. Be still. Get quiet to allow Him to lead you. Ps 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, IContinue reading “How do you enter God’s presence?”

Be Still :)

Be still and know that God is God and… you are not. This truth is the best thing you can fully embrace. He holds the world together, not you. 🙂 What He wants to do in and through you is far greater – if you trust Him – than if you try to control andContinue reading “Be Still :)”

You Let Me Rest

I’ve been meditating on this old familiar Psalm quite a bit lately… May you too turn it into a prayer for yourself… “You let me rest in fields of green grass. You lead me to streams of peaceful water, and you refresh my life. You are true to your name, and you lead me alongContinue reading “You Let Me Rest”

Travel mugs in the rain

I’ve never been one for travel mugs. To me a travel mug seems like an oxymoron. To me, a hot drink is to be enjoyed when you sit still either alone with God or with a friend lingering together enjoying wonderful conversation. A travel mug to me speaks of rush and hurry without entirely slowingContinue reading “Travel mugs in the rain”

Take Off Your Shoes

My sabbatical mentor passed this along… (From: Seasons of Your Heart by Macrina Wiederkehr)   My bare feet walk the earth reverently for everything keeps crying, Take off your shoes The ground you stand on is holy The ground of your being is holy.   When the wind sings through the pines like the breathContinue reading “Take Off Your Shoes”

Rest. Listen. Enjoy.

Before my sabbatical, I bought Alan Fadling’s book: An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest and received an introductory coaching word… Finished his book last week! I am indeed resting, listening, and enjoying my time with Jesus! 🙂 It was a good read with several excellent reminders. It got richer with eachContinue reading “Rest. Listen. Enjoy.”

Plans…? Hold them loosely… Instead, bask in His love!

Today, I had to release many things in my quiet time with the Lord. I did this in the morning and again in the evening when I followed the prayer of Examen. I realize that I’ve been grieving on my sabbatical with plans thwarted. (I’ve also realized I’ve been grieving the past year over hopesContinue reading “Plans…? Hold them loosely… Instead, bask in His love!”

Personal Daily Practices by Dallas Willard – (YouTube) Interview

Dallas Willard is another modern day theologian who practiced Spiritual Disciplines regularly. He wrote, “The Spirit of the Disciplines” which I have purchased to read while on Sabbatical. Here’s a personal interview with him on his personal practices… “Dallas’ Personal Daily Practices?” by Dallas Willard – YouTube. Some points… Start the day with meditation onContinue reading “Personal Daily Practices by Dallas Willard – (YouTube) Interview”