Don’t Give Opportunity

“and give no opportunity to the devil”. Ephesians‬ ‭4:27‬ ‭‬‬ I am sure I have read this passage before and certainly heard it in the context of anger. Tonight it really spoke to me from Rick Renner’s book Sparkling Gems “Don’t Give Place to the Devil”. He listed several areas where we leave a place... Continue Reading →

Wide Open Spaces

“Wide open spaces” These three words woke with me this morning. I thought about the scenery I have taken in during drives with my husband since moving to New Mexico. Wide open spaces. No people around. No noise. Nothing but land and sky as far as the eye can see. I thought about the old... Continue Reading →

Sparrows in the Brokenness #Write28Days

In late February I set out for a two week day vacation to New York followed by Israel.    It seemed that each step of trip, I got news that would rock my world.  It started with the day before I left for New York.  Then the night before I was to leave New York,... Continue Reading →

Shudder or scatter

There is this scene in the original The Lion King (1994) where the hyenas say the name of the king, Mufasa. One shudders at the power of the name, but says "do it again." I couldn't place the scene in the movie but that was the picture that came to my mind today as we... Continue Reading →

Where You are

I have not been able to get this song out of my head that we sang at church. It is a song by Hillsong Worship "You Came to My Rescue."  Part of the song says "I called, You answered. You came to my rescue and I wanna be where You are." It is a powerful... Continue Reading →


Songs speak to me. I suppose that is really what music is created to do. The pictures that I get listening to music often flood me with so many ideas that it is hard for me to pause and process. This morning me were singing of God's reckless love and how He leaves the 99... Continue Reading →

Focus Song {#Write31Days}

When I have a hard time focusing and nothing else works, I turn to the power of music.  Songs have always played a powerful role in my life.  When I find things to be more difficult than I can handle, music tends to be an outlet for that pain.  I can connect with the words... Continue Reading →

Truth and Grace

There is a popular Christian song by Torin Wells called Known that has been really speaking to me. The chorus says: I'm fully known and loved by You You won't let go no matter what I do And it's not one or the other It's hard truth and ridiculous grace To be known fully known... Continue Reading →

Love’s like a hurricane

There is a song made popular by the David Crowder Band, written by John Mark McMillan called "Oh How He Loves Us." that is sung in many churches across America.  Today as we were singing the words "Loves like a hurricane," I couldn't help but think about the destruction that was recently caused in Texas... Continue Reading →

Consuming fire

Today in praise and worship we were singing a song by Jesus Culture "Burning Ones." It was as if I was hearing the song for the first time.  God has been speaking to me about love - love for Him and love for others.  At the end of the song it says: We are Your... Continue Reading →

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