Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DON'T SKIP THE SELAH




Proclamations of praise. Testimonies of God’s faithfulness. Invitations to experience Him. You’ll find that and more in Psalm 66, one of my favorites. 

Shout with joy to God (v. 1) … Come and see what God has done (v. 5) … Praise our God, O peoples (v. 8) … Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me (v. 16)

But woven in between all those exhortations you’ll find some deep stuff. Enemies, rebelliousness, prison, burdens, fire and water, trouble. Sure, the shouts of victory are because it didn’t overtake them. The Lord was near, but the trouble was close. 

You’ll also find a short little italicized word, easily overlooked. 

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...