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crowding out fear

crowding out fear

i am learning that fear attempts to hunt you down and find you. if it’s not self perpetuated, it will creatively find a name, a face, an organization, a situation- and it will begin to stalk us, it’s prey. HOWEVER…I also know that God will not take his eyes off of me-that there is hope...
no skinny birds

no skinny birds

a few weeks ago God spoke to me in the early morning hours and whispered to my heart: “you never see a skinny bird.” rubbing the sleep from my eyes i said aloud, “well, isn’t this such a simple truth!” it hit me in an entirely new way. i had grown up knowing the scripture...
out to the fields

out to the fields

a heat wave we are having right now brings wth it such fond memories of summertimes past. that makes me think of campfires and the stories that we share in that magical darkness as the sun sets and is replaced with a million twinkling stars. ah stories! i have been struggling to get mine birthed...
the birth of the soul

the birth of the soul

‘you try to escape the pain, yet God sees tender compassion for the other sufferers finding birth in your soul.’ – streams in the desert sometimes i wonder, who around me might be finding birth in my soul? am i affecting anyone at all, encouraging new growth in their journey? sometimes the answer is yes,...
busy bee

busy bee

a few evenings ago while walking the dog with my husband, we happened upon a bee hive in a pine tree in the yard of a home a few neighborhoods away. it was gorgeous, hanging like draped gauze from a tree branch, the white color of this structure illuminated by the setting sun. the bees...
snowglobe

snowglobe

a stirring. a rumbling. there is movement swirling around me- i can feel it. this upcoming trip to Bethel feels like a pilgrimage to my soul, part of a much bigger calling than i have yet to grab hold of. no wonder all hell threatens to break loose right before this type of inspiration, this...
life of a fool

life of a fool

β€œIn order to share one’s true brilliance one initially has to risk looking like a fool: genius is like a wheel that spins so fast, it at first glance appears to be sitting still.” ― Criss Jami, Venus in Arms to appear foolish. or lazy. i’ve tried to protect myself my whole life of such...
circle making

circle making

people have always commented throughout my life about the way i love others, with a full heart and an openness that few possess. they tell me it’s one of my greatest gifts for this world. while i appreciate this and strive for more love and healing upon the world and the lives around me, i...
diamonds in the dust

diamonds in the dust

oh beloved soul the desert was hard on you figuratively and literally, emotionally and spiritually. what could be seen reported discouragement like the barren and parched land of your travels, but what you had not yet seen were the diamonds in the desert… (my journal entry this morning) we went away this past week, to...
loving the thread

loving the thread

i began hand stitching another garment this past week, a project that is most dear to my heart that a close friend introduced me to a couple of year ago. we work on crafting our pieces both together and apart from each other when we return to our respective homes. these labors of love continue...
the net

the net

step up. enter the next chapter with faith and assurance. the net is always there. nets are not made to be seen. they are woven tightly together, strong enough to carry more than your weight, and breathtaking for the onlooker who sees nothing but a perfect landing after entertaining fear for the safety of the...
life uncommon

life uncommon

“Set your standards very high. Aim at conquering a world, the world all around you….YOU may not see the work. Today they may not need you. I may send you strange visitors. Nobody must come and feel unwanted”- God Calling from February 24th and 25th deep passion for the warrior spirit resides within me. so...