Never Losing the Light: Deserted You? Never!

Desert you? When have I ever deserted you? When have I ever left you alone in the storm? Yes, you’ve endured trial. Yes, you’ve endured trouble. And, you’ve had your share of disasters, I’ll grant you, but deserted? Never! I don’t desert My children. (You’re walking by sight again.) How can I possible get you…

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A Closer Walk: Leaning Into Freedom

It has taken me almost a lifetime to value weakness; to learn the strength of leaning and the freedom in surrender. (I’m not comfortable with leaning but not for the obvious reasons.) I have been accused of the sin of pride and in some cases it was true. (Don’t we all sometimes struggle with pride?)…

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A Closer Walk: Victory Over Depression

I had been told for years that depression was simply part of my family’s DNA. I had accepted those statements as fact, without questioning, so the depression I was experiencing didn’t surprise me. Indeed, I had almost expected it. It was part of our family history, like some genetic trait that couldn’t be escaped; could…

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A Closer Walk: Who Do You See In Your Mirror?

Who do you see in your mirror because how we see ourselves is crucial to advancing the Kingdom of God. I struggled for years with the image of “conqueror” or “overcomer” because of my early experiences with abandonment. What my head knew, was frequently at odds, with what my heart felt. It’s all very well…

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The Unblessed Prodigal Heart

As a self-confessed Prodigal, I will confess I craved it all of my life. My father’s blessing. I would even go so far as to say it was the deepest craving in my heart. As a child, I longed to make my Father smile. (It was not a simple task.) Dad came from Quaker roots…

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