To Know You Are Loved Deeply

Happy Mother's Day to all of you who are moms! I hope you experience a giant glimpse of how cherished you are by those you love! Whether you're a mom or not, it's a blessing to have days when we taste the beautiful love that God has for us. God knows how you and I…

Passionate Pursuit {day 28}: Living in the Overflow

I'm a morning person. The quiet of the early day washes my soul with peace, even if the night has been anything but restful. Nothing has begun. Much seems possible before the day starts moving. Cereal finished and a hot cup of coffee in hand, spending time in the scriptures is next. You see, this…

Passionate Pursuit {day 24}: Loved Thoroughly

"...for he who touches you touches the apple of his eye..." (Zechariah 2.8b) You and me. We're the apple of God's eye. Really. "...the LORD's portion is his people, Jacob his allotted heritage. He found him in a desert land, in the howling wast of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him…

Passionate Pursuit {day 15}: Drenched in Love

Plenty of worship songs make me cry. The words find deep places in my heart that need God's touch. A deep in-filling of His love. Amazed by Desperation Band impacts me this way - because I am amazed. (I hope you'll listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQAPMRpNoe8). For a lot of years, I struggled to believe or…

Passionate Pursuit {day 2}: A Plan

"I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart." (Jeremiah 24.7) A plan. First, a gift.  A heart designed with the capacity to know the Almighty. Not just…

Because We Don’t Know

I sat on her bed where she lay, a cumulative exhaustion weighing her down. "You're sweet to come. How's everybody?" Catching her up on our family, her familiar smile emerged. For as long as I've known her, I've admired her perseverance and faith as she faced one physical hurdle after another. Whether our conversation was about…