2022 The Year of Expansion

As I reflect on 2021, I feel expanded; not only in my waistline…I’ll soon return to strengthening and minimizing my physical self, but also in my internal house.  2021 was chock full of opportunities to trust Jesus in greater depths and to be expanded in our faith, in our understanding and in hope. This year my friend Marti, who is about 10 years older than me, (don’t tell her I told you), has been talking about her new perspective on her future self.  She used to avoid thinking about aging and didn’t… Read More

Mistletoe Kisses

“I’ll be back in a bit, hon,” my new husband shouted over his shoulder as he hurried out the door of our small apartment.   “I wonder what’s he’s up too?”  I pondered. An hour passed, and my mind began to race wondering what trouble he might be getting into.  We had been married less than a year.  Our small Charlie Brown Christmas tree leaned in the corner with the few dangling ornaments we had inherited from our childhood.  An antique Mary and Joseph in a faded yellow dome took center stage… Read More

Show Me Your Glory

  Hey friends,  I wanted to share an encouragement the Lord gave me this week.  I hope it blesses and encourages you:

A Word for the Daughters

This is a word the Lord gave me for the attendees of an event this past weekend.  It was for them, but it is also truth for all His daughters.  I hope it blesses you. My dear daughter, How beautiful you are to me. Your heart sings to me and I am astonished at your beauty. Beauty within and beauty without. Every travail of your heart has been felt by me. I share it with you. You are not alone. In the same way, every longing in your heart to do and… Read More

Forgiveness or Judgement

Sometimes, we need a paradigm shift because we have been looking at the same thing for most of our life, and then one day, our perspective shifts and we see it in a different way. I was reading Luke 23:34.  “Father, forgive them for they don’t know what they are doing.” In the TPT, it says while they were nailing Jesus to the cross, He said over and over again, “Father, forgive them.  They don’t know what they are doing.” Truly, they didn’t know they were crucifying the Son of God, or… Read More

The Womb of God

“Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child; Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed; For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerous Than the sons of the married woman,” says the Lord. Isaiah 54:1 NASB Several months ago, while spending some time with the Lord, I suddenly saw an image of the Holy Spirit with a womb.  Inside the womb was the universe – everything ever created.   As I questioned the Lord about what I was seeing,… Read More

The Heresy of the Vineyard

One recent morning I was reading the passage in Isaiah 48, where Isaiah prophecies the coming of King Cyrus to take down Babylon. He called Cyrus out by name, (because Jesus already new him) 150 years before the man’s birth. I began to think about Cyrus the King who came as a conquering warrior. As I sat on my sofa and considered the man, as a warrior, rather than as a king, I suddenly felt the physical feeling of my horse getting up under me and us riding across the sand. (Years… Read More


“Lord, I need to see a sunrise at the beach.”  Those words have slipped from my lips a few times recently.  It’s been a few years since I’ve seen that beautiful scene in that setting. So, when on vacation, I’m the one rolling out of bed at 5:00 am to go strolling on the beach to see the sunrise.  Yeah – that one – the one grabbing my ball cap, pulling it over my bed head hair, slipping on my flip flops, and practically escaping, like a bandit, out in my pjs…. Read More

Put It Down

I was on a Zoom prayer call and suddenly I was answering a text that came in on my phone.  I felt the urge to finish the message I was typing, but that meant I was only half listening to the words and prayers being spoken on the call and NOT listening at all to the Lord for what He would say through me. “Put it down,” I told myself.  I put it down only to pick it up again! Suddenly I remembered a scripture verse;  If you do not love your brother… Read More

Just Be Bread

I threw my hands up in despair, “You are asking too much of me Lord!”   Continuing my rant, I quickly got a shower, threw on my stretchy pants and t-shirt, and tucked the soft blanket up around my neck, attempting to go sleep or at least look like I was before my roommates jolted my solace as they returned from the late session. I had come to the “Retreat” weekend immediately following some extremely, intense counseling that had exhausted me.   I had thought that I may have a few moments… Read More