Seasons – Winter

Like the frost on a rose Winter comes for us all Oh how nature acquaints us With the nature of patience Like a seed in the snow I’ve been buried to grow For Your promise is loyal From seed to sequoia I know Though the winter is long  Even richer the harvest it brings Though [...]

Restoration: Drop your stone

I started this thing a few years back where I give myself one word per month to focus on. It helps make my transformation and walk to look more like Christ, not seem as overwhelming. If I give myself one characteristic/word to pray over every month, it helps fix my eyes on Jesus through a [...]

Grieve

Did you know that scripture says to grieve your sin? James 4:9 declares: Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. - NLT Have you grieved your sin lately? I know I used to think [...]

Christmas Dreams

Christmastime. In all honesty, I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas. Because it's the end of the year and it's filled with down-time to reflect, the memories come flooding. There are lots of painful memories associated with Christmas over the years. But with reflection comes restoration, correction, and redirection. Christmas sometimes feels like a breath [...]

Anything can happen in a year.

A year ago right around this time I was in Atlanta for company-wide training. It had just hit me I no longer had anyone above me in-market. That I was responsible for leading a team, a position I never desired or wanted. I never wanted to lead a city. A year ago I was crying [...]

Surprise me.

What do you pray when you no longer have the words to pray? What do you do when you feel you’ve exhausted every word or option and laid it all bare before the Lord’s feet? I have been overwhelmed these past few days. Feeling trapped in the midst of a limbo I don’t know when [...]

Giver of gifts

In the midst of true confession and repentance, you are laid completely bare and vulnerable. You admit the darkest parts of yourself and your sin, and you start the healing process of walking in the freedom the Resurrection brings. As I’ve been walking in that freedom for the first time in my life, I’ve been [...]