Life is deep. And sometimes we get lost in the darkness of these depths. Every so often, I find myself feeling life so deeply, I don’t know what to do. Yesterday was another one of those days. From discovering the return of Baba’s tumor just a week post-removal, to leading the food meeting at work, … Continue reading Depths
Silver everywhere. The wind is a sorrowful, tinkling silver. The rain is a wet, heavy silver. Tears running down faces are a slippery, transparent silver. It is a color of profound sadness, but it is also the color of deepest joy. Just four short days ago, a precious friend took Jesus’ hand and walked into eternity … Continue reading James Winnes: A Life Well Lived
Be. This is both a passive and an active word. It speaks of being still, but anyone who has ever just been knows that it also takes an active effort to reach that state of being. Most times, I am far more of a doer than a be-er. Though I am an introvert, and appear … Continue reading Be
Jesus. Only Jesus. He matters infinitely more than anything else. Go with Him. Be with Him. Just be. With. Tonight the word I want to focus on is with. It’s a relational word. Feel it, taste it, try it out. What images does it conjure up in your mind? For me, this highly relational word … Continue reading With
Thanksgiving and Christmas—two special holidays that bracket a beautiful, meaningful season: Advent. I absolutely love Easter as it holds such significance for me as being the holiday that I really met Jesus for the very first time. But, an equally treasured time of the year is Advent. In a world that won’t stop talking and … Continue reading Advent
Bittersweet. Until Jesus, I had no idea what that word really meant. Until Jesus, I couldn’t see sweetness in the bitter. Until Jesus, I had nowhere to take the feelings found in the bittersweet moments of life. Until Jesus, well, life just wasn’t worth living. Bittersweet. It’s that burn behind your eyes right before the … Continue reading Bittersweet
This year I'm not asking for a better year, I'm asking for more of Jesus--more love for Him and others. I'm asking for a heart that will say He is more than enough in loss and better than life in death. And I'm asking for a life that says, "Jesus, You are worth it!"