Secret Spaces {and LINKY}

Many of us live lives of duplicity. We are confused, having misled ourselves into believing that we are free of the chains of our past. When we look back at the journey of our lives, we proudly mis-conclude that we have moved beyond the effects of the devastating points of our journey. Yet, the power of our painful past influences our choices in innumerable direct and indirect ways. Choices regarding our relationships, professional life, parenting style, friendships, ministry and more {Read More}

Healing Lepers

When the Lord rescued me from the entanglement of sin, I was pretty messed up. Still today, it is hard for me to believe that I have been given the life that I live. Each day is a new opportunity for me to draw close to my Lord. Every moment I am given, I am able to learn to enjoy all that He has blessed me with. But my life was not always like this. Nor was my disposition. Before {Read More}

He Loves Me Thissssssssss Much

(For everyone who, like me, needs a reminder.) When I was a little girl, I remember playing a game with my mother. “How much do you love me?” I would ask. With a knowing smile, she would stretch her arms as wide as she could, take a deep breath, and then finally, she would say “I love you thiisssssss much”. Happily, I would erupt in a cascade of giggles. Running up to those waiting arms, I would throw my own {Read More}

How I Know God is With Me – A Hope Day Wednesday ‘Your Story’

I want to tell you this story, because I think it illustrates God’s sovereignty, wisdom, and love. It was a time where he showed me that he is with me, that I am never alone.  This is one of my more dramatic stories.  Most of what I experience in my daily life with God more subtle. Most of His work in my life is behind the scenes, and sadly, I’m sure I miss noticing the majority of it.  But this time, he chose to {Read More}

Daily Hope & a Prayer – Day 28

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9   Dear Father, Thank you for love that is unmerited, unconditional, and unable to be earned. When I was yet a sinner, you not only loved me, but you paid an immeasurable debt so that I might be restored to You. While I was still {Read More}