Faith

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…

Black Belt Success

It’s done. I am now a Black Belt. It sounds so easy to say, to read those words. But the reality is that the test was a proving ground more than physically for me, it was a proving ground spiritually…

Confirmation comes with a warning

In October, I wrote about my taking the Nazarite vow. You recall the story of Samson, the long flowing locks and the vow itself. The vow is described in Numbers 6:1-21. Some basic requirements are to: • abstain from wine,…

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…

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,…

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…

We Destroy Arguments

Why is it so hard to just find some peace of mind? Well, peace is hard to come by when you live in a warzone. And like it or not you are in a war—a very serious one. This war…

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…

Should I Want to Be "Such a Worm?"

I tweeted this morning that I would like to be “such a worm”. I said: “William Carey died today 1834. Epitaph: ‘A wretched poor and helpless worm, on thy kind arms I fall.’ O to be such a worm!” Not…

Steps of Faith

I have been wrestling lately. Wrestling with the past, the present and the future. I have been adding to this site, but not with my heart and I should apologize to those of you who read faithfully. I have been…