Behind the Song: Uphold

Nothing is too far Nothing’s out of reach Nothing is too broken That you cannot redeem No burden is too heavy No sin and no disease  Everything will bow before my King ~ You uphold the universe With just one word, my Jesus The winds will blow, the waves will...

Prayers for a New Project

  When naptime was actually a scheduled part of my day, words abounded on my blog. Sleeping infants and toddlers tethered me to my dining room table where I propped my laptop and poured out my heart. Growing kids with growing lives tether me now to my minivan. And...

On Breaking Bonds: IF:Unleash

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Isaiah 58:6 One of my favorite chapters in all of Scripture is Isaiah 58. At the beginning of the text, the...

Happy {Born-Again} Birthday, Babe

In 1997, I sat among 100 or so students listening to a very young man speak with passion and a fire in his bones about a God I had known since I was a child but had yet to know as this preacher did. His Jesus was less like a felt-board focal point and more like a...

Restless

  Two men with two very good, honorable desires. One had it in his heart to build “a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord.” The other dreamed of rebuilding his beloved city, Jerusalem. Both were restless to fulfill what the Lord had put in...