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The Random Dangerous People

The Random Dangerous People

I have often thought I should wear a button that says, “Does not play well with others,” just to warn people there’s a cranky introvert coming their way. It’s not that I don’t want to play well, it’s just that I don’t see how to and when I do, it feels a bit like...

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Contemplating the Garden

Contemplating the Garden

As believers, we were not taught to look into the past. To squint our eyes and focus through the mist at the untended garden. As a young person my goal was to climb the wall and escape the constraints. There were people who believed in my potential but no one who...

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Knowing His Voice

Knowing His Voice

There are some things I am learning about my Heavenly Father. He is good. He enjoys me. He likes to talk with each of His kids. He is always looking for people who will love Him and believe what He says. The trouble Eve had, as do all of us, is that when the enemy of...

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Abba, I Belong to You

Abba, I Belong to You

For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”  Romans 8:15 I have been a follower of Jesus since I was a child, but not really. Not like one of the apostles...

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Beautiful Journey

Beautiful Journey

It is not that my journey is always beautiful, but there are points, markers, spaces of beauty along the way.  Enough to keep me seeking for more. Looking for beauty in everyday life. Whatsoever things are lovely*... There is dangerous beauty in the night sky of ripe...

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Jesus and the Art of Play

Jesus and the Art of Play

God is fun and He is in a good mood. That's a new idea for me. I did not arrive into adulthood believing life was fun, so it was quite a surprise when I felt Jesus laughing during my prayer time one day. The joy that filled the room was electric and I finally...

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Pretty Shoes

Pretty Shoes

I looked down. I could see my feet in ruffled socks and tiny patent leather shoes. At age four I wasn't really excited about finding Easter eggs. I was with my parents at a community Easter Egg Hunt where the wide green field was dotted with colored eggs and covered...

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Forgiveness & Blessing

Forgiveness & Blessing

You know that kindness leads us to repentance? (Rom 2:4) I believe in a world where we inspire each other with love and lovely things. I believe that the kingdom of God in us is where the power of beauty lives and is practiced and cannot be stopped. And then the...

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Shiny Bits

Shiny Bits

God tells me stories, complete with pictures in color and really, who doesn’t love a story? Today I am going to share one with you. Grab your coffee or tea and enjoy!   THE STORY: This story begins with me standing in my backyard with shiny bits floating out of...

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Colorful, Wild and Lovely

Colorful, Wild and Lovely

Today, let's let the love of God fill our hearts, like spreading wildflowers until all weeds are pushed out and only beauty remains…until only the power of colorful, wild, lovely things fill the earth. The enemy jumps up and down in our lives, he is an ugly thing,...

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The Power of Beauty

The Power of Beauty

I believe in the power of beauty to change the world. I believe smelling roses can change your life. I am convinced that focusing on beautiful things can change your heart forever. I believe we are wired to respond to beauty and there is a roaring emptiness within us...

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Thoughts on Speaking

Thoughts on Speaking

Speaking the truth in love. The truth, as God sees it, is that you are the righteousness of Christ. You are Jesus in the earth. You are the beloved. Jesus spoke love to the sinner, spoke deliverance, ministered healing, forgave sins and then said, “go and sin no...

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Seeing the Beautiful

Seeing the Beautiful

I am created in His image. You are created in His image. The One who is beautiful. Which makes us, yes, beautiful! I think we learn what is beautiful from God. From the people and things He created. Colors, textures, shapes. Singing birds, gurgling water, crashing...

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Sunflower Mystery

Sunflower Mystery

The sunflower is a mystery to me. When young, the flowers follow the sun through the day from east to west. Every day. Oh, yes, science has described this behavior...given it a name and categorized the actions, as Robert Farrar Capon says, but even so, it is a plant....

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