When One Prayer Lifts You

I guess I thought I had overcome fear of the unknown. For so many years of life without my Lord, I worried about what would happen next, more specifically what would blindside me when I thought everything was ok. Yesterday marked a couple of first’s in our home: Braedon returned to the school building (again) … Continue reading When One Prayer Lifts You

Lord, I Need You

This is my heart today. Anxiety is creeping up the walls of our home like one of those climbing plants that attaches itself to a structure, for better or for worse. Breathe. Pray. Peace like a river, Lord. My eyes sprung open at 3:30am. Too early, I told myself. Whatever am I going to accomplish … Continue reading Lord, I Need You

A Fresh Wind

I was blessed to walk with a sister in Christ yesterday morning. We prayed on the street corner before parting. I asked the Lord to wake His sleepers. Miss Carolyn spoke into my heart’s cry about stagnant Christians, summoning heaven, we need a fresh wind. Yes, Lord! A fresh wind. Bring me back from gray … Continue reading A Fresh Wind

Peace Like a River

If Hope is an anchor, then His peace is a river. At least that is what God has been whispering this past week as I have prayed for others, and as I have prayed for myself. This is what the Lord says – your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your … Continue reading Peace Like a River

The Weight of the World

When I was in 8th grade, my English teacher commented on my quarterly grades: “Julie seems like she carries the weight of the world on her shoulders”. I can picture my mom at the dining room table, cigarette in hand, squinting as if she was searching for something familiar that was notably absent. Mom would … Continue reading The Weight of the World