Community

Father~Son~Holy Spirit Community is God's idea. Community is Who He is. And that makes {community} good. 26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us..." Genesis 1:26 NLT Pondering the word {community} brings a potpourri of beautiful thoughts about my current phase of life, which is full of change in … Continue reading Community

Broken

As I read the word {broken} my mind whispers that His body was broken for me. Jesus gave Himself as a sacrifice. His desire as God come in the flesh was that none should perish. His desire as a man full to overflowing with Deity was that He, Jesus, fulfill the mission for which Father … Continue reading Broken

Wonderful

The psalms are so chock full of emotionally charged thoughts. I love them! The psalms mirror my own frail humanity, and as I read each one I feel so normal. So human. I am again reminded today to give thanks to God that He cares for our entire being. He knows how we are formed for He intricately designed us. Read More....

Embrace Doubt

This scenario, along with a number of others in my life, has taught me to embrace my humanity. I can embrace that I sometimes have doubts. Many times my doubts are for good reasons. And most frequently, my doubts cause me to look up and ask Jesus for help.

Receive Rest

“So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testings we do, yet He did not sin.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4‬:‭14‬-‭15‬ ‭NLT‬‬ As I sit in … Continue reading Receive Rest

Embrace love.

I’ll admit it. I’m selfish. I need a commandment from Jesus that tells me to love. When I recognize my own pride and fleshly desires… read more at lisabrittain.com

Practicing balance.

These summer days I am practicing my balance. I am developing strength in my core.Hmmmm. You might wonder, “What does that mean?” Well, honestly, the activity of walking the curb started out as a physical challenge and game we play while walking our dogs. You see, we’ve moved from a rather hilly geographical location and … Continue reading Practicing balance.

Anchors up!

A number of years ago as painful upheaval seemed to become the overarching theme of our lives, I cried out to Jesus for an anchor. I was emotionally reeling - seasick on the storm tossed waves of normal life. God heard my cries for help. Jesus appeared walking on the waves reaching out to take … Continue reading Anchors up!

It is Better

It is better to take refuge in the Lord    than to trust in humans It is better to take refuge in the Lord    than to trust in princes. Psalm 118:8-9 ~~~ Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men Could not put Humpty together again. ~~~ … Continue reading It is Better

Pray It Out

But those who are hurting tug at my heart in a deep way. Often they come to mind. And I find myself asking God “to do something”. At some point in my pleading, I hear myself asking God to be who He already is in His sovereign nature. Sometimes I recognize that I am asking God to do what He naturally does because He is who He is.

Context Matters.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ NIV God’s promises are true. And it’s important to remember that this was the promise God made through His prophet Jeremiah to the remnant of … Continue reading Context Matters.

And then…

And then there were just two.There's always a dull ache in my heart. A small lump in my throat. A stinging behind my eyes...When it's time to say goodbye to the seeds and their families. My hugs are tighter than necessary because I am trying to make an imprint of them on my heart. The … Continue reading And then…

Expectant for 22

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,Hebrews 12:28 NIV Each year for the last approximately ten years, I've asked Holy Spirit to highlight a word or phrase for the upcoming year. I ask Him for it, and then … Continue reading Expectant for 22

Who can separate us?

I can't wait ( standing on tiptoes of anticipation ) to hear the Saul to Paul conversion stories. To hear of praise and worship that shook prison walls and caused the lost to ask you how to know your God. I can't wait to hear how chains holding innocent captives were snapped in two, and you walked out free under the cover of the wing of the Almighty.

Chapter 1: Truthfulness

Peaceful assurance was not out of reach for me if I had been willing to accept that I was concerned without cause.  I could have listened to my husband who insisted these two young lads were quite normal.  I could have listened to our family doctor, who was not concerned with our sons' development. I could have chosen a number of other wise paths, which would have ultimately led me to throw worry out the window.

Who wants to get clean?

The process of consecration is hard, not pleasant and generally not my idea of a fun time to schedule on my calendar. However, I have submitted to the process enough to now realize the amazingly, glorious benefits.

Radiance

My focus is on Jesus in these awkward days of 2020. Eyes on Him. Psalm 34:5 holds a key to the purpose I feel the Lord has given me for my life ministry. Those who keep their eyes on Jesus will be radiant and their faces will not be covered with shame. Eyes on Jesus … Continue reading Radiance

Kindly Correction

One of the things I appreciate most in life is an honest conversation. Unfortunately, these are rare in today's world. Rare things only increase in value, so there's the silver lining, I guess.

God Breathed

There's not one current human issue that has not been covered in the Bible. Not one! God is not shy about discussing every topic under the sun. RELEVANT: Upon invitation from a dear neighbor couple, I linked my desire for God's word with a local Healing Strong group, and we corporately began our journey from … Continue reading God Breathed

The Power of Words

I was tired of being fearful. A good friend and co-worker recommended that I memorize this scripture. This friend encouraged me to turn God's word into a prayer - into a conversation with God.

Refreshment

Peace, unfortunately, has not been consistent over the many months of this strange year. Just in our tiny corner of the world we've experienced some of the most bizarre situations, which have threatened to pit neighbor against neighbor. However, the doves keep showing up to remind me to pray, and to remind me that my Prince of Peace is here.

Receive or Reject

First, if you are hurting, but can't identify the source, please reach out. Call/text someone to come sit with you. Ask for help. If someone close to you is just not who you know them to be, stick your nose in their emotional business. An inkling that "something's not right" is enough to start a conversation or take action.

Feeling it

As I am smack dab in the middle of two beautiful clients and not wanting to disappoint them. As I am giving my very best to serve those who have entrusted memories to me. As my good workhorse sewing machine is broken again because I just keep pushing it's limits.

150-something

I'm still learning... I'm a slow learner. However, I'm learning. My walk is not perfected, yet I see my Father smiling. I see His delight in my willingness to keep trying. He encourages me... "You're getting the hang of it, girl!"

Press Pause.

Could I encourage you? I know you really don't want any fluff right now. I get it. But, just in case you are here... and you are willing to give yourself a reset moment... and you're still reading...

It’s really that simple.

The point is that nearness, awareness, and devotion are key to my desire to replicate my Beloved's character. It is my responsibility to make sure I am rightly positioned with my eyes on Jesus, my ears tuned to His voice, watching for His movement and waiting for direction. If I'm reading God's word, taking Him at His word and putting my feet in His footprints, I will be rightly positioned for success. I am much more likely to love God first and then love my neighbor as Jesus loves me.