“That saved a wretch like me” -John Newton ‘Day by day His tender mercy, Healing, helping, full and free, Brought me lower while I whispered, “Less of self, and more of Thee.” Less of self, and more of Thee, Less of self, and more or Thee, Brought me lower while I whispered, “Less of self, … More An Open Letter To Christians Who Think Humility is Believing You are Nothing
“Explode my soul. . .” – Melissa Helser, Explode My Soul “And now my soul pants for you. . .” – St. Augustine, The Confessions How crazy is that? Not just a new spirit. A new heart – a soul with different desires. “Create in me a clean heart” accomplished over Easter weekend. You: crucified, … More this is gonna seem like heresy because i’m not going to include the Scripture in this post that led to these thoughts. . .
Fully immersed in a worship session, when the bridge of this song throws me off: “There is no one like you, Jesus. You stand alone.” When I hang out with Jesus, I see a God who certainly is worthy of everything and overwhelming in majesty, but He does not stand alone.He’s always surrounded by His … More Chosen Friendship
I accept the gift of rest and isolation, small group relationships, and tackling the delight of my booklist. I am an introvert. Introversion and extroversion, of course, are just terms that were coined to describe a spectrum in how mankind relates to each other. Everyone falls somewhere on the spectrum. No two introverts are the … More In Defense of Introversion
“Oh Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining. It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, Till He appeared, and the soul felt its worth! A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices! Yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.” The King to a Babe. … More You Came
For the past two years, I have been working towards my Bachelors degree using alternative, self-education methods. Essentially, this means I have been taking a lot of CLEP and DSST exams, and other lesser known methods, along with a couple of online courses. Lumerit Education (formerly CollegePlus) helped me through this process. It was a delightful and challenging … More Things I’ve Learned From Self-Education
Election season. Specifically the 2016 Presidential election season. All the Christians around me barely hiding their panic. I’m surrounded by talk of intercession and following the Holy Spirit’s leading when you vote. This sounds really good. In fact, those two things are the actual solution to this political dilemma. Except that I can feel the … More Revolutionary Feelings
“Co (from the Greek, transliteration sun, pronounced soon): a primary preposition denoting union, with or together, that is by association, companionship, process, resemblance, possession, instrumentality, addition, etc. In compounds it has similar applications including completeness.” I was always taught that I am the Bride-to-be of Christ, waiting for my Bridegroom to return and our marriage … More Union
This past year I went through BSF’s Revelations study. All the women in my group really emphasized their excitement about getting to Heaven and being united with God. “Heaven is going to be wonderful because I’ll get to see God face-to-face. Won’t that one-day be wonderful? When my sin nature will be gone and nothing … More Living Heaven
The edges blur, not because my view isn’t clear; because that shine, that backlight, makes the senses blur. He looks fuzzy, ’cause my eyes are so overwhelmed by the majesty of the picture. I don’t feel knock-you-over-glory, but there it is. I can see it. If the weight of it was released, I’d go down … More When You Walk into the Room. . .