confessions of a rebellious soul (warning: there may be cussing)

True confession:  I've always hated the word 'obey'. In all of its forms. In any kind of sentence.  Obey seemed oppressive. Controlling. Demeaning. Surely there was a softer way to put it. A gentler call to do what God wanted. Surely it isn't rebellion that feeds these thoughts. Surely.  The change began in October. That's … Continue reading confessions of a rebellious soul (warning: there may be cussing)

hashtag breathe

Sometimes it feels like I can't breathe. There's too much coming too fast and none of it brings peace. It's like the whole darn country is having 10,000 different arguments with itself and it just can't stop. And our children are watching. Growing up in an angry house nation with angry adults who seem to have … Continue reading hashtag breathe

come to rest

Dug this one up because I needed to hear it again.

Karla Jo Wasion

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

An invitation.  To the Jews it was an invitation to come out from under the weight of the law, and the rules imposed by the religious leaders.  An invitation to come to grace.  As I read this scripture today, even as a follower of Christ, I still hear an invitation.

To the one frantically trying to make life work…Come to Me.

To the one trying so hard to be good enough…Come to Me.

To the one who feels the weight of failed expectations…Come to Me.

To the one tired of hoping…

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i can live with that – part two

That question. The observation of God designed to bring to the light what needed to be exposed. What are you co-existing with that you should have driven out? If you missed Part One of my journey with this question, you can read that here. It's easy to co-exist with something when you don't know it … Continue reading i can live with that – part two