Heart Burn

Heart Burn

Were not our hearts burning? Yes, when He spoke with us on the road to Emmaus. Reclining at the table, Jesus broke bread with us! He opened up the Scripture to us! But we were slow to believe Wanting proof, some went to the tomb and found it empty. The prophets had spoken these things! [...]

First Thirst

First Thirst

Lord, the world is so full of beautiful things The sights and sounds of all that life brings How quickly we adore created things Before the one who brought all into being. Lord help us to remember what must come first Bind our hearts to Yours and teach us to thirst For the things that [...]

The Depressed Christian

The Depressed Christian

The Depressed Christian sounds like such an oxymoron to my ears. Scripture teaches us to be joyful in hope and rejoice in our suffering. For those struggling with depression both of these can seem amazingly difficult at times.  However, it's really liberating to share this thought.  Depression forces me to become someone I'm not and [...]

The River

The River

She trusted and lived by faith Setting out one blue-sky day  Mesmerized by tide pools  Such wonders she saw and gleefully proclaimed. Like a river to the ocean  She was gently drawn down lovely streams  Following the current  Of all she loved and passionately believed. Some days were grey  Her strength grew weak  But still [...]

F(l)ight Songs #6

F(l)ight Songs #6

Last Winter I really started struggling with music, particularly finding what spoke to me where I was. I felt terrible that songs that once lifted me up only made me feel worse.  I'm still sifting through music looking for those songs that hit the right note. Perhaps you can relate. It's easy to listen to [...]

Troubles

Troubles

I've been troubled by troubles. Not simply my own. Seeing people that I care for struggle has been difficult for me as well. There's a lot of it out there, and for someone who is very empathic (points to self) life has been draining.  I messaged my friend Ronda about how I was feeling and [...]

Guard Your Heart

Guard Your Heart

Don't keep looking at the darkest skies They'll only swallow you up in lies  Don't forget there's a silver lining  Behind those greys is something worth finding. Don't keep buying what you cannot feel You may not see it That doesn't make it real Don’t forget that the sun still shines  We're not alone  But [...]

Pure Joy

Pure Joy

I really like the sound of pure joy. How about you? Pure joy sounds amazing actually. While looking through my drafts, the following verse spoke to me. However, I wasn’t feeling that pure joy. Infact, I was feeling quite dry, which is ironic considering all of my water metaphors lately.  Yes, dry, burnt out, and [...]