Many people remember the exact day they gave their life to Christ. Unfortunately, I don’t. I remember the general season / time of year and the actual year it happened. But I think for me it was more of a process of letting go of the reigns I held on to so forcefully. One by one, I had to pry each rope out of my little finger’s ninja grip and give the reigns over to God. Because of what I had been through in life, trust was a big issue for me, and so surrender was gradual. But God was patient, tender and loving with that process. And while I don’t know when I officially “crossed that line”, what I do remember is that as I did, with each rope released, I became a noticeably different person. Friends, I was changed. Noticeably changed. Continue reading
“And when He has given thanks, He broke [it] and said, ‘Take, eat. This is My body, which is broken for you. Do this to call Me [affectionately] to remembrance.’
1 Corinthians 11:24 AMP
This year, in addition to the practice of anointing with oil, (I wrote about this in a previous post) I’ve also been led to engage in the meal of remembrance on a more frequent basis. This meal, also known as communion, is one of the most powerful gifts we’ve been given. More than just a piece of bread and wine (or juice), this meal serves like a source of spiritual nourishment to our bodies and to our souls. Continue reading
I love January. The start of a fresh new year. Cracking open a brand new calendar, penciling in all the significant dates and dreaming ahead of what exciting new things I’d like to see take place. Where do I want to go? Where do I want to intentionally position myself? What do I want to see? What would I like to accomplish? This year holds so much promise!
Though my plans for each New Year actually start the September prior, (around the time of Rosh Hashanah), I do enjoy setting aside some time each January for dedicated focus – both spiritually and practically. This year, I started out a little different. I always try and make sure I don’t do things just to do them or just because I’ve always done them. And while there have been some familiar practices I’ve kept to this January, I felt led to add two additional ones that have really amplified my focus and my time with God. Maybe you’d like to give these a try too? Today, I’ll share around the first one: the practice of anointing with oil. Continue reading
“My child, don’t underestimate the value of the discipline and training of the Lord God, or get depressed when He has to correct you. For the Lord’s training of your life is the evidence of His faithful love. And when he draws you to Himself, it proves you are His delightful child.” Hebrews 12:5b-6 TPT
As followers of Christ, one of the primary lessons the Lord is interested in teaching us is how to live, move and walk in freedom. Not just freedom “from” certain things that hold us back, but above all, freedom “to” Himself. One would think we’d naturally want to go in that direction, wouldn’t we? The way of freedom? But it’s sometimes a hard lesson to learn. First, because our soul can be unruly at times, leading us right back to old places, old habits, old relationships we once swore we’d never reach for. But then sometimes, we reject the way of freedom simply because we never learned how to not operate in ways that led us to bondage in the first place. Continue reading
Over the past several months, I would even say years, there’s been a strong emphasis placed on finding “your people”. Your tribe. The ones you were made to do life with. Discovering what part you were intended to play in the body of Christ, stewarding that part well, and connecting with the adjoining or complimentary parts so that you can be most effective in fulfilling your life’s purpose. Continue reading
“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8 NKJV
Abraham. Pioneer and forefather of our faith. I’ve been studying his life and journey more closely and I’ve been learning so many new things. Reading over passages I’d read before, but seeing them through a different light and having my eyes opened to new truths. Continue reading
It’s been a while since I’ve written, but I’m so glad to be back! Last week I hit day 40 of a journey I felt the Lord invite me on a few weeks ago. It was a time of disconnecting, and a time where I simply followed Him. Into the quiet…and ultimately, into a place of what felt like total silence. Continue reading
I just made a huge batch of this juice and realized I’ve never shared this recipe with you! I can’t believe that seeing as this is one of my favorites. Continue reading
No matter how great our intentions are, the truth is, sometimes when we set out to start a fast…..we fail. Hard.
I remember a few years back, starting a fast and I was so excited, I just dove right in. But on day 3, I don’t know what came over me, but by 4pm, I’d had 2 cupcakes, a snickers bar and a cheeseburger. Ever had that happen to you? It’s okay. We’ve all done it. Don’t sweat it. Don’t beat yourself up. Just dust yourself off and get back up again. But here’s one of the things I’ve discovered. The times I have stumbled, it’s because I didn’t do this prior to starting my fast: Continue reading