October 15, 2013

“You have to work on understanding things you have no reason to understand.” Aside from her general awesomeness, I appreciate my best friend because she isn’t afraid to tell me what I need to hear. I struggle relating to things I find no personal or indirect value in and can be dismissive at times because of that. She shared the quote above with me in a conversation one day and it stuck with me. There is such wisdom in her… Read more

October 15, 2013

I sit in your temple Expectantly waiting for you to speak I am met by silence Quiet so still it’s deafening I hear the pulsing of blood through this body The settling of building materials in this space But not your voice Speak Speak to me of things future and present Uncover me and make me bare Walk with me in the depths of my valleys Show me the darkness that still resides in me and break it Break me… Read more

October 9, 2013

We are a full week into the shutdown of the US Government and if nothing else, this is a reminder of how much we need to pray for our national leadership. I originally posted this on Day 1 of the shutdown via facebook. I hope you find some encouragement/sense of support in this as this situation continues to play out.  God, I’m upset. You know my heart so you know the depths of my frustration with my government right now…. Read more

October 5, 2013

I read this post from a friend of a friend a few weeks back and it spoke to a lot of what challenges me in the North American Church. I’m grateful Jeremiah shared what he did because it gave words to a lot of thoughts that I’ve had as of late. At some point, I’ll personally share my journey and thought process on this but for now please take a few minutes and read Why I Hate Church by Jeremiah Rivera. Read more

October 5, 2013

Hebrews 4:13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable. One of the most beautiful, infuriating, comforting and challenging things about God is that he sees everything. Hebrews 4 very clearly paints a picture that everyone and everything is completely and totally bare before God. There are no secrets, intentions, unspoken thoughts that he doesn’t know about which, depending on your relationship with… Read more

October 5, 2013

I. Love(d ’86-’12) I’ve loved you all my days on earth and before like prayers offered over fetal cell formation that I would know you and I have I’ve loved you like I came from the womb sleeping because I hear you best when I shut the world out I’ve loved you since infancy, your presence has drawn me Sitting hours in your house without uttering a cry I’ve loved you like pre-literacy, a toddler singing Yes, Lord Yes with the… Read more

October 5, 2013

We all need to take time to pause in life. It’s so easy to get caught up in obligations and commit to things that we neglect to take care of ourselves. We run around doing and don’t rest or take the time to enjoy our lives. For some people Sabbath and the day they go to church are the same but that isn’t my reality. My day of rest is full of physical rest and engaging the things and people that matter… Read more

October 5, 2013

There is something new laying in front of me and God, I just want to say I’m grateful. I’m grateful for the past and everything that I have experienced because it has paved the way for me to enter into this new thing. Help me to always remember what it took for me to get here. And with that knowledge, may I be ever mindful to appreciate this new thing. Let me be diligent and attend to this new opportunity… Read more

October 5, 2013

Welcome to Chasing the Promise – a blog space focused on life, faith and the randomness that make those two things interesting.  I’ve written for a while but this last year has been ripe with things that have really challenged me and made me want to give voice to them outside of the comfort of my journals or private conversations. Many of those conversations were with God and Chasing the Promise is an extension of our talks. Sometimes what I… Read more

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