Jesus wept. He felt grief, loss. He felt sorrow as others grieved. This morning I think of a young couple suffering the pain of losing a baby. I pray for them and so many others who at this moment are grieving the loss of a loved one. The pain is deep, sometimes unconsolable. I pray […]Read More Prayer Journey — Weeping
I am empty inside. Emotionally drained. Ripped apart. Shattered. How can I pull the pieces together? I am in need. Yet I know you formed me…Read More Empty Yet Full
It is hard to remember when we struggle with pain that it is a temporal thing we go through on this earth. The sorrow is real and at times it seems never ending. Yet God is faithful.Read More Lonely Days; Where Would I Be Without God?
The angel said to the women, “ Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from […]Read More He is Risen!
When you approach God to give him praise, empty yourself of yourself. Pure praise is God focused, a time to open ourselves to what God has for our life.Read More Morning Praise — Emptied
Without God, our life is formless and empty. We hover over the surface of the deep, the pit of despair. Deep in our darkness we cannot see, but the Spirit of God is there, hovering over the surface. God is our hope. He brings order to our formless and empty life. In our darkness we […]Read More The Creation of Hope in the Void
What does it mean to be still dear God? Can I rest? Can I be motionless? Can I really just stop at this moment as the world passes by in a blur? The Psalmist recorded, He says, “Be still, and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10, NIV).” I know he is God. I know […]Read More Prayer Journey — STOP!
Today my mind is full, the vessel of my life overflowing. As I look at my day, there is little room for you dear God. Help me to empty my vessel of me and my desires; help me to prioritize my day with you in mind dear God. Fill me with your wisdom to know […]Read More Prayer Journey — Emptied Vessel