Journals of abiding (7)

Abiding in hope The way is dark before me, Lord, and every trial has its own degree of darkness. I’m not walking this tunnel alone, even if it seems at times that my body cannot go any step further. I find hope when I trust that You will see me through once again. Your will…

Lay it all down.

There is rest for you at the cross. You never carry your burdens alone. Christ had already carried them on the cross! He knows how heavy they are and He cares. He wants you to lay them all down today. You are not meant to carry them in your strength but to lay them all…

The story of my deliverance.

God turned the thickest darkness into the most brilliant light. The posts that make up my blog have all been birthed from a powerful experience I had 12 years ago, in 2008. Though I haven’t opened up on my blog in detail about what happened then, I feel compelled to share with you a little…

A moment of stillness (41).

Your stronghold is God. The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— whom should I dread? Psalm 27:1 I have had quite a few strongholds in my life. That’s why I can appreciate the power of this verse. God is the stronghold of…

The Christ in Christmas.

Looking beyond the festivities this season. What is Christmas? Is it the lights, the gifts, the carols? Or maybe the joy on the people’s faces as they look at exquisite decorations? Could it be the snow that covers everything in white beauty? It’s really neither of these. I have found Christmas to be so much…

Kingdom of light.

Living to showcase the splendor of God. We are here on earth but we are not of the earth. We are part of God’s heavenly kingdom. Though sometimes it seems that we portray simple lives- we don’t. We are fully aware of the high calling we have received upon being adopted as sons and daughters…