Posts tagged with: restoration

Seeing the Heart…and Forgiving Anyway

Seeing the Heart…and forgiving anyway   Sometimes the best way to cover the ground that lies up ahead is to let go of the miles behind you. You’ve heard the cliché, “Just let it go.” Yeah, I have, too. And...

Turning the Tables

Turning the Tables   “Aren’t you afraid?” she whispered, not the least bit ashamed to ask. I just smiled. “No…not anymore,” I answered, not the least bit hesitant. As she leaned in, I couldn’t wait to tell her my secret....

New Ears

New Ears   “Heal and restore me, God…” I whispered desperately. My plan and my body was falling apart. So, I spoke into that broken space and asked for what I wanted. I asked for what seemed right and best...

Stories and Scars

Stories and Scars   I know it’s not about me. Really, I do. But in the middle of it…the cutting, bruising, jarring, shocking, disappointing…it is tempting to focus on the present pain and suffering. Believe me, I know. These feelings...

Living with Eyes Wide Open

Living with Eyes Wide Open   I’ve been in ministry actively for over 20 years now. Married for even longer than that, with three beautiful children I have had the privilege of raising, teaching, growing. Yes, there have been many...

The Opposite of Crushing

The Opposite of Crushing   It was powerful. It was raw. And it ‘bout knocked me off my chair. Right there in the conference hall, I watched their stories unfold and echo around the chambers of my own weary heart....

Holy Courage

Holy Courage Well…now I know. In my life, what I give permission to can be the very thing that holds me captive. Recently, a person I trusted and cared for said and did some things that deeply wounded my heart....