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Holy Prophets Within

Holy Prophets Within

If we listen to those things, they might tell us the solution to the problem… You have to listen to that and that helps you become a better person… Symptom is when something you cannot speak, speaks for you… It’s saying there’s something...

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Holy Prophets Within

If we listen to those things, they might tell us the solution to the problem… You have to listen to that and that helps you become a better person… Symptom is when something you cannot speak, speaks for you… It’s saying there’s something...

Allowing Complexity

There’s something deep within us that likes judging. It’s so much easier to have a code for life. This is “right”. That is “wrong”. Search for the code, obey it, move on. Everything has an answer in that “reality”....

You Do Not Need to Be Good

“‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.” –  Luke 15:31 As a woman with a personality that is great for getting things done well, for being responsible, reliable, hardworking and for...

So Here I Am

Light up the way of Your heart Move me like You do the mountains Move me like You do the wind And I’ll chase Your voice through the dark Fix my eyes on the unexpected In the wonder of Your shadow-step, Take another step. – Shadow Step, Hillsong United So here I...

A New Way

My brain has been in so much judgement lately. That’s not exactly accurate, I’ve realized my mind has been under so much judgement lately. If I think in depth it’s been there as far back as I can remember. Early on like everyone else I crafted a way...

Fully Human

I was made in the fires Of your care for me Any strength that I have Yeah you gave it to me And I will find you in the next life Allman Brown This year for Lent I decided to do the Whole30. I knew it would “be a lot” for Lent. One Whole30 guru friend even...

Right Size Life

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how life has limits: We can only do so much. There is only so much time in every day, week, work shift, life. We only have so much money, energy, space in our closets. There’s only so much food our body can take in...

It’s What I Need

“Heaven is closer than you know.” – Hillsong United At the end of last year, I was brimming with joy. Abundant family time, cuddles with our newest family member and last-hurrah’s with friends for the year plus reflecting on all the growth and...

Honestly Savor

Every Expectation is a Resentment in the Making. – Richard Rohr Before the year began, I had chosen the word Savor to be my primary focus for 2016 and Honesty as a secondary thought to guide me. Savor because I wanted to realize how precious life is in...

On Needing to Give Thanks

Gratitude is something I’ve needed lately. The reason I pause and tell you I need it, is because I’m realizing we all do. Gratitude changes us. It grounds us and adds a spaciousness to reality. It cannot change our circumstance, but it can significantly...

Speak

It’s been awhile since I’ve written, but this blog, this desire to speak, to use the voice that only I have, a voice given by God, a voice uniquely mine to speak, to help, to heal, to love has been bubbling amidst this life-filled month. This post, and...

Life Craves Vision

This past month was a blur. It sped through filled with wonderful things. My calendar was more like a puzzle that needed pieced together just so for it to end as a work of art, otherwise it would’ve been a jumbled bunch of chaotic stress. Thankfully I knew that...

Regard Your Life with Kindness

As I was reading and rereading Psalm 22 this verse really stood out to me: For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy. He has not turned his back on them, but has listened to their cries for help. Psalm 22:24 Here I see a glimpse of who God is, of...

Loved, Tried, Ready

I was reading and re-reading the beginning of Mark lately. Sometimes passages like this, passages that tell of moments and concepts I’m so familiar with are really easy to breeze past. But this week when I read this very small section in Mark, it felt so...

Wouldn’t Change a Thing

The wound is where the light shines through.  – Jon Foreman Someone asked me recently “If you could go back, knowing all that you know now, and change one thing about your life what would it be.” After a brief moment of thinking and trying to pull...

Live the Unknowns

Right now I’m living a lot of unknowns. That’s how it is with life isn’t it? We are surrounded daily by questions. “How?”s, “When?”s, “Why?”s, “Who?”s and “How long?”s all over the place....

It’s Not All Roses

Everyone experiences struggle in life. It’s a fact. In small and big ways, life isn’t all roses. Tough circumstances happen to us, we let ourselves down, and even God created us with a wide range of emotions some of which are really hard but all equally...

The Season of Being Real

I’m humbled by how God’s been breaking through all the thoughts that have kept me from fully living my life for decades. It took days, weeks of soul work that will continue to be in process, but it is worth every mindful moment. Through an exercise...