Friday, March 18, 2016

A TEXAS-SIZED DREAM COME TRUE



It’s taken me months to write this. I’ve attempted to post it many times and didn’t have the right words. Until now. Just a heads up, it’s longer than usual. So curl up on the couch, grab a blanket and some coffee, and get cozy. There’s a lot to take in. Because I have big news. Texas-sized news...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BE STILL MY HEART AND KNOW



What is it about being still that causes all chaos to break out? It's not even so much the external circumstances, which happen to be quite nuts at the moment. The inner distractions are what really keep us from being still. At least that's been the case as of late for me...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

WHEN YOU'RE FORCED TO REST


It's funny how things pan out. Since the fall of last year, I purposed in my heart to blogging about my "BE" theme, starting with Be STILL. One of my plans was to start the Daniel Fast the first Monday in January to refocus, be still, and draw closer to the Lord. January 4th came along and I did just that. But there wasn't a grace like other fasts. Then, by Friday of last week, I got hit hard with a stomach virus and have been down for the count for a few days. In my opinion, it couldn't have come at a worse time (not that there's ever a good time for a stomach virus to roll up). But after tossing my cookies like it was an olympic sport, all I could do was rest and be still...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

BE STILL




Since the beginning of last year, the Lord has been speaking to my heart about being vs. doing. Doing comes natural to me but to BE, that is not so easy. By nature, I am Martha, not a Mary. Much love to Martha. She was serving. I mean, in and of itself, it’s not bad. Jesus called us to serve and was the greatest example of a servant. We’re called to do just that. But it’s not the serving that was wrong, it’s that Martha was “distracted with much serving.” This led her to be anxious and troubled. When we’re distracted, it’s a sign we’ve lost focus. It’s time to choose what is better, sitting at the Master’s feet. BEING with our Lord. 

We’re all called to DO. Most of us are familiar with the verse in James, “Faith without works is dead.” That’s true! As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to make moves in the Kingdom. But what we’re called to do must flow out of who we are in Christ. Otherwise we strive in our own strength until we crash and burn.