of thunder and sun

Here I share with you a song from Josh Garrels that I ran to the other day (pretending you are a maiden faith-warrior on the treadmill is much more fun than running without music. Just saying). “Rise” by Josh Garrels “In surrender and despair Before I’m dead, I’ll take the last climb Up the mountain,…

glory be

This morning I wiped off our kitchen island; the crevices of granite tiles reminding me of the kitchen island of my childhood with cream squares and dark grout. It was one of those moments where you feel that you really haven’t grown up at all, or have at least, come full circle. Wiping down the…

Adventure Day 11: “All of Me”

Sometimes, I’m afraid to love. I’m afraid I will be hurt, rejected, left. But living in fear only builds walls of self-protection instead of entrusting my heart and the very-deep-whole-of-me to Jesus. He died for me, and was risen so that I might reign with Him forever. Why shouldn’t I trust Him should be the…

‘My Hope is In You’

My song this week. Oh yes. May it be true. My Hope is in You By Aaron Shust I meet with You and my soul sings out As your word throws doubt far away I sing to You and my heart cries Holy! Hallelujah Father, You’re near! My hope is in You, Lord All the…

safe harbor

At HymnSing tonight, at the nursing home, we were on our way to singing “How Firm a Foundation,” and I stopped and looked at one of the pages that were flipping by. I’d never heard this song before. I love it. The Haven of Rest My soul in sad exile was out on life’s sea,…

“to build a home” [cinematic orchestra]

I was introduced to these lyrics and melody this summer while in Ireland…and I find it a beautiful, haunting song. (listen here) (lyrics below)   “There is a house built out of stone Wooden floors, walls and window sills… Tables and chairs worn by all of the dust.. This is a place where I don’t…

30 Days O’Prayer|Day 3

“When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior” Isaiah 43:2-3 Day 3: Pray that we would know when to speak and when to be silent. I had a great conversation with…

Have you not seen? Have you not heard?

Some verses I’m holding onto: (From Isaiah 40 -The Message) “Have you not been paying attention?    Have you not been listening? Haven’t you heard these stories all your life?    Don’t you understand the foundation of all things? God sits high above the round ball of earth.    The people look like mere ants. He stretches out…

another from Christa Wells…”how emptiness sings”

I’ve loved this song by Christa Wells for a while now. I love the truth in it, and the metaphor as well. “Glory to God.” How Emptiness Sings (Christa Wells) “Brother, he’s suffered like a tree taken down Wept as he witnessed his dreams carved out And how can a man just keep walking around…

Lyrics: “a far country” -andrew peterson

I’ve been loving these lyrics from Andrew Peterson’s song, “A Far Country” from the album of the same name. A Far Country by andrew peterson Father Abraham Do you remember when You were called to a land And didn’t know the way ‘Cause we are wandering In a foreign land We are children of the…

Be Still My Soul

Tonight I visited Grace Village retirement community with some other Grace Students to talk with the residents and do our bi-weekly “Hymn Sing”. I always come away from this time refreshed and with new perspective about life. Recently I have been thinking and learning about how all other relationships fade away in time, and that…

told me the truth.

Sometimes I wonder about this thing called “adventure.” Sometimes I ponder what I’m supposed to do. Sometimes I’m longing, aching for indenture. Most times I worry till all I find is You. Oh may this here, be more than I’m asking And I’ll find holiness come through Can it be that there’s no use in tasking?…