Beyond

As I drove north toward Oklahoma, my shoulders tense and mind whirring, I turned on some of my favorite Christmas songs that evoked worship and praise. And sang as loud as I could.  By the time I got where I was going, my worries had subsided and my focus was back on Jesus. Yes, my circumstancesContinue reading “Beyond”

Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, Act 2

The brief intermission over, we’re ready to get back to Playing Psalms. We settle in our seats, perhaps a little less eager than we were before the start of the show because we’re realizing this Christmas production isn’t all about snowflakes and sugar plums. It’s much more about the King who came to save HisContinue reading “Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, Act 2”

Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, Act 1

Today, the world kicks-off Advent, the season of preparation leading up to Christmas, and we’re taking part by having some fun Playing Psalms together. The particular Psalms that we’ll be playing in this series are the Royal ones that not only make use of mental images of monarchs but move us toward Messiah. I readContinue reading “Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, Act 1”

Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, The Prologue

As I listen to Lauren Daigle croon, “Oh, what fun it is to ride! Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh,” I feel an excitement tapping itself into being within me. I want to have fun! Yes, I do! Believe it or not, I think we can have someContinue reading “Playing Psalms — An Advent Series, The Prologue”

Cancel

Since COVID-19 slammed into the States in March, our vocabulary has expanded to include words and phrases we’d not employed before — social distancing, flattening the curve, and shelter-in-place to name a few. Other expressions were familiar yet not common — pandemic, incubation, and quarantine. Then there are the words that have come to holdContinue reading “Cancel”

Vote

I find it so tempting to hide from all-things media because of our current season’s divisive and even demeaning culture. Instead, I’ve chosen to lean-in and listen. And what I’ve heard more than anything is fear. Underlying the hate is fear of change. Underlying the mudslinging is fear of rejection. Underlying all the threats isContinue reading “Vote”

Texas Transplant

Across from our new house is this (above) beautiful, peaceful park of sorts. Today, I sat upon one of the rocks, listening to the water that flowed nearby, wanting peace but not quite sure how to find it, and once again heard myself asking God — When will I find my purpose here? When willContinue reading “Texas Transplant”

When a Move of God Means a Move

Having trust as my word for 2020 is proving to be quite the anchor for a year of challenge and change. I thought I knew what God might be doing when He asked me to trust Him more, but I could not have anticipated how deeply I would need that trust. On June 4, ourContinue reading “When a Move of God Means a Move”

Word a Year — Trust

We’re only a quarter of the way into 2020, but I can tell you that my word this year, TRUST, couldn’t have been more appropriate. All the hands-on experiences of 2019 that helped me learn what true obedience looks like really prepared me for what I’m learning about trust. Already. It’s crazy how that last weekContinue reading “Word a Year — Trust”