Unveiled Faces: Pursuing Intimacy With God

Unveiled Face

 “The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord are being transformed…” 2 Corinthians 3:17-18a Unveiled faces… When I hear that phrase, one of the first pictures that comes to mind is that of a bride. … Read more

There is Freedom: Celebrating God’s Presence

There is Freedom

When you hear the word freedom, what do you think of? For me, I think of slavery. There was a time for the nation of Israel when they were held in bondage in Egypt. After the time of Joseph, the Hebrew who ruled as second in command in Egypt, the Hebrew people became too numerous; … Read more

The Spirit of the Lord: Giver of Life, Presence, & Truth

spirit of the lord

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”~2 Corinthians 3:17-18 … Read more

Embracing Daily Freedom: Learning to Live Abundantly

embracing daily freedom

I was tied up in knots. Nothing new, but it was getting irritating. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t get out of that place, why I felt like I wasn’t measuring up, why I felt like I was failing. I thought I should have better control of my thoughts, that those emotions shouldn’t be here. … Read more

Releasing Perfection & Grabbing Hold of Freedom

I am so concerned with doing things right. So afraid of messing up and screwing up God’s perfect plan. I’m so afraid of missing something or failing. So I reach for control. I grasp and scrape and wrap myself up in this box of expectations I tell myself I have to meet. Sometimes I even … Read more

Stop Trying So Hard to Please God

Dear Heart, I need you to do something for me. Take a deep breath. Now let it out. Relax! Have you forgotten that God is in control and that He loves you? Have your forgotten that He came and brought you freedom? So quit this tightrope act. Jesus came to give you life and life … Read more

Jesus Holds You Through It All

I have been looking for words for this post all week but every time they fell short. How can I explain everything that has gone on in the last week or two? There has been good and there has been bad, but it didn’t all fit together in a nice neat blog. Until today. Now, … Read more

Surrendering Expectations (Expectations pt. 7)

surrendering expectations

And the Lord did exactly what He had said.The year after He had visited Abraham and delivered the news that he and Sarah would have  a son, Sarah conceived and gave birth to a little boy (Genesis 21:2). Abraham circumcised the child as God had instructed, and he named him Isaac, which means laughter. Only … Read more

For Sarah Too (Expectations pt. 6)

for sarah too

Sweet Sarah. Darling princess of the Lord. You have no idea what is coming do you?For years your husband has come to you with joy and hope in his eyes. He shares excitedly about his encounters with God Almighty. You listen, you nod at the appropriate times, you even force a smile; but you can’t … Read more

But Wait…There’s More! (Expectations pt. 5)

Well here we are, just about halfway through this Abram study on expectations and most of our focus has been on expectations not being met. We dream and imagine how we think God’s plans might play out in our lives and then when they don’t, we’re disappointed. But right here is when the story starts … Read more