Lies, Slander, and Trying to Be Like Christ

Tears fell from my eyes as I tried to grasp the reality that my name and my family members’ names were being spoken of in a hurtful way, our reputations and character muddied with gross untruths.  How could someone I know and love say that about me? How could my family be trampled on in…

Finding Truth in a Culture that Distorts Fact

In a time when society is trying to twist, turn, and stretch the meaning of the word fact, when I think of truth, the word “distortion” comes to mind. It’s also a time when I’m seeing the truth of God get distorted and misrepresented, but this isn’t new. This is a tale as old as…

Survival of the Silent

Her head so high, not quite in vain, The truth inside, a bit arcane. She hides it tight to cloak the pain; The price of peace becomes a strain. The sin has left behind a stain, The scar, the mark—her life, her bane. To drag along this weighted chain She builds to fall and grow…

Truth Illuminates

But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. John 3:21 NIV Truth shines a brilliant LightAll that is within revealingSecrets hidden morph to lieBut succumb to God’s healing All that is within revealingHurt and anger…

Anchored Printable: Psalm 150:6

The mere act of breathing is fascinating. Sometimes we are aware of our breath, and sometimes we aren’t. Our bodies are programmed to breath for us, whether we pay attention or not. Breathing in oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide allows us to move, laugh, think, sing. Our whole being revolves around our breath, and so…

God, Help Me to Breathe When I’d Rather Yell

We were already late for the second day of Vacation Bible School as I carried one child to the car because his shoes still weren’t on. A plastic toy I could have sworn I’d never seen before quickly became the source of an argument as I buckled the children in and the volume increased. We…

Breathe Deep

And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22 NIV Jesus breathed His last upon the cross. So the scriptures say. But it wasn’t the last He’d breathe again in three days’ time and for eternity. Alive forever! He then breathed His Holy Spirit…

Breathing in Blessing

There is little that comes more naturally in life or is taken for granted more than breathing. It is something that I don’t thank God for enough or even contemplate the nuances of. I took a walk earlier and as I was walking and asking the Lord what he had to say through me about…

The Breath of God For Every Anxiety

Breathing is an important part of our autonomic system. But, it’s more complicated than simply opening our mouths and inhaling and exhaling every eight seconds or so. The entire respiratory system needs to be functioning properly in order to get the most benefit from those breaths, and if any one part goes haywire it can…

Breathing Faith

Sacred romance embrace my heart. Desire ignite the flame. No fear of being hurt. A love affair, silent and bare. Inhale to stand alive. I run to play with fire. Untamed, so wild, the danger tempts, I come to You oh Lord. Embrace my spirit, I’ll taste the life You died to give.  I will…