The Beauty of Holiness

My! What beauty God has afforded us!  As dangerous as snow and ice can be, just take a moment to look at its beauty! There is nothing as pure as fresh fallen snow. It makes the world look glorious, pure, spotless, covered in white raiment ready for the King’s admiration. The thought of snow puts…

Wilderness Lesson #4- Fight!

When you’re in the wilderness, you can’t just roll over and play dead.  (Even though that’s exactly what you want to do- stay in bed with the covers up and the curtains shut tight!) You just can’t.  Because if you do…you’ll be stuck in the wilderness for a very long time. Trust me.  I know…because…

All in?

Reaching people. Loving people. It isn’t about programs.  It’s about us. Because programs don’t have hands and fingers and heartbeats. But you and I do. This is what God has been wrecking me with for the last week.  Last November, our church launched an Adopt-a-Block program called Operation 3:18.  Our mission is simple- “How can…

Imperfectly, perfectly YOU

In case any of you dear readers are thinking that my “Lessons in the Wilderness” posts are just sweet, inspirational thoughts from a person who has it all together and wants to help to rest of the world as they limp along in life… They’re not.  In fact, the reason my blog posts lately have…

“She laughs…”

“Live, love, laugh!” Oh, for the courage! The courage to live courageously and take risks and fall flat on my face. The courage to love with an open heart, knowing it will be broken many times over. The courage to laugh,  knowing there will be tears in the future. Today, I’m praying especially for the…

Wilderness Lesson #3- Trust Me!

There is strength within the sorrow There is beauty in our tears And You meet us in our mourning With a love that casts out fear You are working in our waiting You’re sanctifying us When beyond our understanding You’re teaching us to trust Your plans are still to prosper You have not forgotten us…