Wednesday, January 2, 2013

And God ...

There is much going on here. There is a spiritual battle going on all.the.time and how can we ignore it and name it by earthly names. And, in the midst of waiting, there is anger and truth and wanting to quit and feeling like throwing my hands up and Abraham's faith and waiting on God and the noise. The chatter. The constant speaking and static and ick that goes on in my head and it's a battle. And, there is truth. God's truth. God's promises. God's Word. It never changes. He never lies. He does what He says He will. And ... He STILL speaks. Absolutely. And, the more crazy I feel saying it, the more truthful it is. I have stood in complete earthly crazy before. And, God ... He NEVER fails. So, I get just quiet enough to hear Him whisper. And, that is where peace, truth, love, joy and rest lie. Yes, friends, He still speaks ... And, I love Him all the more.

*Picture borrowed from Marissa.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


This Year ...

I will be fiercely true to the me that God created.
I WILL NOT LAY DOWN in the unrelenting war against my heart.
I will walk in my own story more than any other person's story.
I will attack with ferocity the execution of the vision for my life.
I will do all I know to remain unguarded, while still guarding my heart.
I will love with courage, and not shrink in passivity.
I will learn to be truly vulnerable in my relationships.
I will laugh more and I will sabbath my soul. - Bob Hamp

I'm not sure I could've said it any better. I want to be closer than I've ever been to the Lover of my Soul. I want to be a better wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, friend, sister, aunt, and servant than I was last year or have ever been. I want to stand in God's amazing grace and love and have it splash off of me and onto others who don't know Him or who need to know Him in ways they never have before. And, to continue to experience the joy of walking forward as a family into what God has planned for us. And, I know, with God's help, that is exactly what we will do! Here's to 2013!