Carrie’s Walk

All it’s cracked up to be

It’s dry here in the desert. At least, it feels like a desert. The earth is hard beneath my feet. It’s got big cracks in in. The dirt in the alley, anyways. And the dirt in the fields. And the…

I surrender!

If someone told you to “SURRENDER!” what position would you take? Would it be a hands on the hips “give me what you got” surrender? Would it be a face-down position on the floor? Would it be a fighting stance?…

A heart set on pilgrimage

I’ve  just gone through Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up—A journey through the Psalms of Ascent” bible study. At the start of this “journey” I was in Castlegar, B.C. At the end of this “journey” I am in Swift Current. Last night,…

The Israelite in me

I’m sitting at week five here in Swift Current. And I am finally facing forward. Not to the left. Not to the right. Not backwards. Forward. My time here so far has taught me that I too, have some Israelite…

Who’s your hero?

Today, while working at my new job in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, one of my colleagues explained that she was going to spend the weekend moving her mother from the family farm into town, where they could be closer together. “This…

Mephibosheth

As I prepare, with my husband and family, to uproot and move to Swift Current, Saskatchewan, the story of Mephibosheth sits with me. I’ve been meditating on it almost daily. I’ve wanted to write about it for weeks. And today,…

Baa Baa Black Sheep

When I think of sheep, I think of peaceful creatures, grazing nicely in the pasture. White ones, that is. Black ones jump around not so peacefully because they are rebels, in my head anyways. Remember Ralph E. Wolf trying to…

Rest in the shade of this tree

How many ways can one be told to rest in a week? I can tell you. During a restorative session with a yoga instructor: “Your feet are puffy. You need to put your feet up as often as you can—sneak…

The Raven

It’s been prayed over me that I “see and heed the signs that God gives me as I walk toward restoration”. I went for a walk late last week around the college grounds—which are stunning. Surrounded by mountains, two rivers,…

Dream a little dream

I believe that the Lord chats with us in all sorts of ways. Dreams are still one of them. Although this has nothing to do with my recent “financial bondage” revelation, I thought I’d share this anyways. I’m sitting at…