Change the Channel

I have this nasty little problem of meditating on my problems and all of the little details of a bad situation. I explore the different ways the situation could theoretically end badly. Not real life – I simply invite all sorts of crazy thoughts to take root. I call...

It’s Time To Walk

I’ve described my 2019 journey as the most difficult, most wonderful year I’ve ever had. Time and time again, I reflect on how difficult it has been to move out of the world culture and how wonderful it has been to move into the Kingdom of God. I’ve described...

It’s Not Dirt, It’s a Garden

At first glance it looks like a pile of dirt. There’s nothing there. Even the plants I use to meticulously primp and trim to look like something more than weeds are gone. My gardener took care of them. He pulled them up. He cleaned up the soil and is...

My Mind is Playing Tricks on Me

I’m the midst of a storm. The waves crash against me. My boat moves along the waves. Sometimes I’m up, sometimes I’m down. The Captain of my ship, Jesus Christ, is taking me on a journey towards a specific destination. Though it’s dark, windy and raining, I can see...

Deliverance – I’m in Labor

I’m in labor. The contractions are coming regularly. My faith is being tested. I’m in the refinery. Like labor, none of this was by surprise. I saw it coming. Of course, when first told of this, I focused on the beautiful baby I would hold in my arms. I...

I Was So Thirsty

After a long, energy-depleting few weeks … maybe months, which consisted of me running around in circles of self-pity, last night I received TRUTH. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 He loves me It wasn’t new information but it touched...

The Process of Letting Go

If I believed that the Lord supplies all my needs, would I need ideal relationships to bring me joy? Would I experience so much heartache? From a young age, I’ve loved movies and music. I watched the stories of love play out on screen. I ingested their images and...

Transformation

We are spirit beings, living in a physical body, created for a purpose, born into a fallen condition. Our spirit yearns to be reconciled to its purpose; reconciled to our God. Even when our soul (thoughts/feelings), is unconscious of its true nature, our spirit knows its not at home...

The Greatest Year of my Life

For the last 6 months of 2018, my pastor spoke to us about going to the next level in our walk with God as a body of Christ. As I looked around me and what was happening, I could see it. Things that never made sense before; Things I’d...

I Graduated

I’m understanding a little more about my salvation this week, and it’s glorious. It started this past Sunday during worship. I felt so loved and surrounded by his presence. Later that day, I heard the Lord say I’ve graduated. I’m no longer a baby Christian and no longer am...