The Cross and the Tomb

The Cross and the Tomb

The cross. It’s everywhere–displayed on walls, worn as jewelry, adorning clothes and church-steeples, tattooed on people’s skin, and so much more. But what about the tomb? The empty tomb? Don’t get me wrong: I love the cross–or, more...
Death Was Arrested

Death Was Arrested

Alone in my sorrow and dead in my sin Lost without hope with no place to begin Your love made a way to let mercy come in When death was arrested and my life began Ash was redeemed only beauty remains My orphan heart was given a name My mourning grew quiet my feet rose...
I Am A Saint

I Am A Saint

I once read a devotional plan called “It Is Finished”. One of the days said about the words “it is finished”: It could be understood in a negative context. [Such as “I’m ruined,” “It’s all over,” or “I...
Spoken Words

Spoken Words

Spoken word is basically poetry, but it’s spoken (obviously) and meant to provoke a reaction from the audience. Well, these three spoken word videos I’m going to share with you {the titles are linked to the YouTube videos} definitely provoked...
Pressed

Pressed

I’m sure we all know about the Garden of Gethsemane. It’s the place Jesus prayed and sweated “drops of blood” (Luke 22:44) before He was arrested and the whole trial and crucifixion began. But do you know what Gethsemane means? It means...
Caiaphas’s Prophecy

Caiaphas’s Prophecy

I’ve known the story of Lazarus for a long time. I’ve known that Jesus wept but then raised him from the dead. I’ve heard and read that story so many times. But it was only within the past year or two that I realized what John had written after that...
The Voice of the Lord

The Voice of the Lord

Back in January, I shared the below verses and thoughts with some friends. And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks...
The Hands, the Dirt, the Tree

The Hands, the Dirt, the Tree

I found the below picture on Pinterest and 1) loved it because it was cool and beautiful and all that, and 2) was inspired to write a blog post! {source} First, notice the hands. I think of them as God’s hands, hands that are firm but gentle, dirty and callused...
Blood-Related

Blood-Related

I love the idea of big families, of adoption, of people seeming like family even if they’re not related. I have a church family that feels like a family (okay, so a lot of them are related to me at least distantly, but whatever) and a good-sized family group...
Not to Us

Not to Us

Not to us, but to Your Name–Not to us, but to Your Name Be the glory, be the honor; All the praise to Your Name. We all deserve not the praise For what You’ve done, who You are. Give us courage to point to You: For Yours, Lord, is the glory. Not to us, but...