Commit to the work, the process, of developing your ability to communicate your heart clearly and effectively. It takes work, it’s humbling and sometimes deeply frustrating, but I’m convinced it’s a non-negotiable expression of how much we believe in and value the Lord’s word in us.
Ran out of time for today’s thought, so check back tomorrow!
Developing our own intimate shorthand with our Father, and why I think it’s so important.
Violent surrender to freedom. And there I sat, with a sweet child’s head on my lap who needed all the healing in the world.
Focusing on the good things today. Because it’s what I can do.
Today was tough. But there are streams of refreshing in the middle of the furnace, if you know where to look for them. Don’t quit. Don’t stop. Keep going.
When you wake up at 4am and cannot sleep, you let your soul and spirit drift into His heart. Then you have things to say, and no one to interrupt you. 🙂
I find myself praying for leaders. To me, “leadership” has taken on an entirely new dimension.
Aly and me and a simple hello.
Thijs is sharing his memory work with us today–and it’s worth a listen.
Somehow, “Mama” is going to have to play a whole different string in my mind.
Well this is awkward. Do you send me a pair of gorgeous Raybans? No? Do you know who did? I really need to thank someone! Oh, and some thoughts on sowing Scripture into my kids…
The kind of love and compassionate that I value lacks nuance. It’s pure and transformational, simply because it does not ask for power in exchange. It reminds me so much of Jesus. This kind of love casts out fear by displacing it.
So I’m pretty sure today wasn’t as good as I hoped. But it is what it is. There are more opportunities ahead.
I have a major correction for this video. I say “I’m not a nerd, I swear,” but that’s a straight lie. I don’t know what got into me. I have always been, and will likely always be, nerd-like or at least nerd-adjacent.
One of them was passive-aggressive; the other pretended to laugh it off and I was in the middle, wanting to cry.
So lets talk about thoughts of sabotage and why we should ignore them entirely.
I said I love you. Then I panicked. Do I really? What expectations are attached to their definitions of love? Am I willing to rise to the divine definition of what love is? Am I able to stand strong in His love in me for them, while they shed their assumptions of what love is…and … Continue reading “365 Day 166: September 10, 2020”
I’m deliberately stripping away all pretense or “heaviness” from this project. As viewed from our set here today in the car wash. What—you don’t selfie video in the carwash?…
Fifteen minutes with Aly is fifteen minutes well spent.
Vulnerability is tough. But it’s also where every genuine expression of relationship and intimacy are hidden. Turns out, I still have a lot of contempt in my life…
So in the name of being honest, this is the only video I got recorded today. I got interrupted and didn’t really like what I was saying so I just stopped–but never went back to it. So you may just want to skip today. I am posting in name only, both in transparency and genuine … Continue reading “365 Day 161: September 3, 2020”
I originally recorded this one under an inspiration to post it on Facebook, but then, that impulse soured. Right or wrong, I’m putting it here in the insecure hope I’m not essentially hiding the light in my heart in an obscure place. If it only blesses you, it will be well worth it. All the … Continue reading “365 Day 160: September 2, 2020”
The standard of excellence seems like a punishing performance or an impossible expectation when we have the mentality that we have been abandoned to perform its requirements. We resent excellent standards under those conditions. But the standard, and the journey towards it, require presence and fellowship. Jesus can call us to perfection–a seemingly impossible standard–because … Continue reading “365 Day 159: September 1, 2020”