Holey, Wholly, Holy

April 17, 2014


Wonderful post today by my writing partner, Lori Strawn, from our blog, praypower4today.  She really tells it like it is with this one!

Originally posted on praypower4today:

Not gonna lie; I’m kind of falling apart right now. I’m beset with a host of physical complaints — too small to dignify by naming, but taken together, quite wearying. And I’m mourning four deaths in seven months, with another looming. I’m tired and sore in spirit and flesh. The up side? I’m ripe for a resurrection, just in time for Easter.

In her book A Tree Full of Angels: Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary, Marcrina Wiederkehr writes about the voids in our beings, and how they provide God space to work within us. In other words, I may be at my shabbiest now, full of holes, but those very holes give God space to fill me, heal me, work God’s grace within me.

Sure, it would be nice to be wholly holy. But that doesn’t give God any room to maneuver, to effect change. God not only…

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April 11, 2014

This story about a college basketball player and a terminally ill fan really touched my heart.  The video brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my face at the same time.


I’m not judging, but … (Prayer Devotional for the week of March 23, 2014)

March 23, 2014

Wonderful post from one of my favorite inspirational bloggers.

I’m not judging, but … (Prayer Devotional for the week of March 23, 2014).

Going Deep

March 18, 2014

Sheen Simmons 017

Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.  All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their world.

The Second Agreement:  Don’t Take Anything Personally

Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements


Comparisons are the worst: Part 2 on self-esteem

March 11, 2014


Inspirational post from a great faith blog, Mustard Seed Budget. Good way to remind yourself that you are God’s unique creation.

Originally posted on Mustard Seed Budget:

Discov ering self esteem

Unperceived by parents, teachers, friends, aptitude tests, my giftings were perfect for what God designed me for. I’m posing with kids in the Guatemala Christian school, Liceo Bilingue La Puerta.

My gifting was not appreciated by anyone in high school. I wasn’t that smart, wasn’t athletic, wasn’t socially adept. What was I? I was overly sensitive. In high school being overly sensitive is not a good thing because you’re no good at the interchange of crass teasing that especially goes on among boys.

I actually thought I lacked a special trait.

Then I discovered my call: to pastor, to be a missionary. And being very sensitive (to God and to others) was a premium. But when I was a kid and took aptitude tests designed to surface giftings, nothing registered.

colegio GuatemalaComparisons are the worst because God made you absolutely unique. This uniqueness is reflected in your fingerprints, in your DNA…

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Reach Out

March 6, 2014

Help Me; I’m Trapped in a Fortune Cookie Factory.

Wonderful post on our shared blog, praypower4today, by my writing partner, Lori Strawn.  A message we all need to hear!

True Love

February 14, 2014


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