Refining Fire

In the last 6 months or so I have been in a season that I can only describe as refining fire. I’ve told those close to me that the Father has used this season to “pull out yucky parts of me that I didn’t even know were there.” Refining me, so...

Armloads of Blessings from Heaven

My heart has been more than heavy lately. As someone who senses and feels emotions (in self and others) very deeply, my heart has been really overwhelmed by things in our world, our society, and personally in my life/the lives of those I love. We seem to all be in a...

Weeping and Worship

The last month has felt very heavy for the world, our country, my community, my job, my home, and in my heart.  The enemy has been attacking every area from Afghanistan to my own front porch.  August saw more days of weeping for me than I have experienced in a long...

The Weeping God

All week I’ve been asking God, “why?” This life can be hard and full of sorrow and I’ve been heartbroken and distressed over what is going on in the world and in my own life. I am expecting miracles and I still get disappointed. So I keep asking why? I’ve been...

Unity of the Spirit

I have recently been reminded how important it is in our marriage and family to value unity. Over the years we have had our share of disagreements and frustrations. Some big and significant, some tiny and even silly. It could be easy for the life circumstances to...

The Father’s Hands

Lately I have been thinking about the hands of the Father. Recently, I had been praying and meditating about the hands I was releasing my cares into. Patient hands. Secure hands. Strong hands. Loving hands. I was sharing it with a few close friends and one of them...