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…

Anchored Printable: Ecclesiastes 3:11

The older I get, the more time seems to slip by so quickly. I feel like I’ve blinked and another school year has flown by. There never seems to be enough time to do all the things I’d like to do. It’s a precious commodity in which I have to decide how to prioritize and…

When Busy Becomes an Identity

Many people, Americans in particular, tend to thrive on busyness and take a strange pride in it—while at the same time complaining about it. I am 100% guilty of this. When asked how I’m doing, I’ve definitely responded with, “Good! Busy, but good.” Then soon after, I talk about all the things I’ve intentionally involved…

Honoring Time

If you are like me and half of the population and have an iPhone, you may have noticed your “Weekly Screen Time” occasionally popping on your screen, with the most painfully annoying little breakdown of what apps you are spending your precious time on each week.  It’s a little softer than a gut punch but…

A Prayer for When You Feel You Don’t Have Enough Time

Father of creation, Son born into time, Spirit within me today, I turn my complaint into confession: What feels like not enough Is really me trying to have more— I’m not recognizing you give me what I need. Temper my greed, So that I can live well Within the margins of today. May I not…