January 27, 2017

When We Forget Who is Really In Control... A Five Minute Friday post

So... I think we have all forgotten this one at some point (like... in the last few weeks or more, right?)  You know the drill...

This is Five Minute Friday (- a five minute timed free write) and our One Word Prompt for the day is: CONTROL


This world, man... 

It feels like it's spinning out of control, right?

I mean... people all around the world seem to have lost their ever lovin' minds and maybe it's just me, but I don't think it takes a TON of discernment to see (and feel and give in to) the Spirit of Fear that is wreaking havoc in the earth today.

It's almost as if someone -thing has been unleashed!

Things are getting hot up in here and it's cray cray how Hate and Anger and Woundedness are coming up alongside Fear and having their way with our hearts and minds.

So in an attempt to remember how to breathe... and to remind myself who is really in charge around here anyway...

January 23, 2017

How to Refine What You Dwell On... A Five Minute Friday post

So remember the last time I wrote (--neither do I!) and I mentioned finding a rhythm in writing... yeah. That. Except exactly the opposite!  You guys... I just haven't had a lot of words and the ones I've been mulling over, well --they are just not for now.  But I miss you... and this discipline of writing out my hopes and thoughts and processing my feelings as I type. (You know, like free therapy! You're welcome to come along for the ride as I preach to myself here!)

This is Five Minute Friday (- a five minute timed free write) and our One Word Prompt for the day is: REFINE



I see the word and oh how I know I need it!
I need to be refined...

I've been pacing in my heart, and having conversations with myself in my mind, and I've been trying to make room for my whole authentic self to rise up... to show up.. to dwell. 

Ah yes... 
  my #oneword365 for the year!

I am longing to dwell this year --to find this one beautiful word and invite it in to abide with me.  And in allowing His Spirit to guide me... His, and not my own-- I am learning how to create space for dwelling.

This is a vital first step...

January 6, 2017

The Welcome Return of Five Minute Fridays: CONNECT

It feels like it has been forever... For whatever reason, #Write31Days seemed to take a LOT out of me this year, and I needed more time to bounce back... and then there was the heaviness and hard of the last two months of 2016... and also the holidays... so I vowed to step back and regroup and reconnect to my joy and my hope and my purpose --in my real life first, and then here in this space as well!

So - it HAS been like forever... or at least a couple of months, since I have felt the rhythm of writing here in this space.  But I am feeling a bit back to my true self --and (Insert all the praise and jazz hands here!) I'm feeling a bit RESTED, as well! So it turns out the little breaky was needed, but it's so great to be back with the tribe!

This is Five Minute Friday (- a five minute timed free write) and our One Word Prompt for the day is: CONNECT


Of course, with this word!  

Connect... or more specifically, RE-connect.

This is what I have been doing... what I needed that I hadn't really been paying attention to for a couple of months!

I see the word prompt and immediately I think of this quote by Eugene Peterson:

“We stop, whether by choice or through circumstance, so that we can be alert and attentive and receptive to what God is doing in and for us, in and for others, on the way. We wait for our souls to catch up with our bodies.” -Eugene Peterson, The Jesus Way

January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017 - Our Annual Prophetic Post

HAPPY NEW YEAR, sweet readers!

2016, man!  It was rough.  From politics and elections, to violence and injustice, to finances and miscommunication... 
But God!

If you have been hanging around this little corner of the interwebs for very long then todays' post will come as no surprise! 

It's the very beginning of a very brand new year! Blank Calendars, Day Planners, and Hope-filled Goals stare at us, full of anticipation and fresh starts!

No matter what 2016 held, here we stand with a clean slate, a new chapter, a brand new year...

New Years Day, for me, always starts out the same...

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