No More Walls

Walls.  Some are thick, others are thin, tall, short, stone, brick, wood, plaster.  They are used to protect.  To keep something out or to keep something in.  Most times they are constructed so that others can’t see what’s behind them.  Certainly they can be useful.  I’ve used them well to protect myself from others’ brokenness or to protect them from mine.  The walls we erect to protect our hearts are amazingly complex creations and sometimes extremely useful, but they almost always isolate us in our brokenness behind them. God has been faithfully… Read More

On the Third Day

The seed that was planted in the ground must die for it to bring forth life.  The husk that trapped life within must fall away and something entirely different springs forth. Jesus’ earthly body was laid to rest in a borrowed tomb.  Who borrows a tomb?  Someone who intends to give it back when it is no longer needed. On the third day, He rose again to new life.  He rose again in a glorified body that was entirely new and different from what was laid in the earth.  This new body… Read More

Stumbling Stones

God says, “Rebuild the road! Clear away the rocks and stones so my people can return from captivity.” Isaiah 57:14 NLT Last night as I got off the phone after a conversation about preparing the way of the Lord, I heard, “It’s time to get rid of some more stones on the road.”  So, when I woke up this morning, He said, “Come take a walk with me.”  I have not walked and gone to my secret place with Him in over a week,  not since encountering an intrusive runner.  My secret… Read More

Katy’s Healing, Part 2 (The Secret Place)

    During the fast, the ministry I serve with, Hearts of Beauty (HOB), asked me to speak on the topic of spiritual warfare at the Georgia event. My most recent experience with the topic is our fast and the battle of faith it represents, so I told the leader that I would talk about the fast and the lessons learned during it. The retreat was this past weekend, just one week after the completion of the fast. I want to share with you both a portion of the testimony I shared… Read More

You Who Hold the Stars

The one who holds the stars in His hands and calls them each by name, is the same one who asked Abraham if he could count the uncountable stars to know the number of his future descendants. All the while, this one who knew the exact number of the stars and the very names that He gave each one, knew the exact number and names of Abraham’s future descendants, including Jesus of Nazareth. The vastness of the one who made every star, the creator and author who holds all of His unfurled creation in… Read More