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Blues Dancing With the Bridegroom

“Wait for the Lord, take courage; be stouthearted, wait on the Lord.” ~ Psalm 27:14 Apparently this “waiting” in the original Greek means “intertwined.” The invitation then is to be intertwined, mingled with the Lord, so that when He runs,…

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But God…

He is all things to all people. Imagine that, if you can. I don’t know if I can imagine being all things to all people. Frankly, it sounds exhausting! I can barely be wife, mom, daughter, worker, domestic engineer, driver,…

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Love the Size of a Horse Chestnut

One of the many powerful healing tools I learned while engaging in the CHRIST Program from Hope's Garden was how to create a self-soothing basket. Laura suggests that within this basket, we collect items that help regulate our nervous system…

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Emerging from the Cleft in the Rock

Trauma rips a person wide open and uncovers past wounds they didn’t even realize they had, while at the same time layering new wounds onto an already-wearied soul. When the trauma presents itself in the form of repeated relational abuse…

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Behind the Wall

The Bride: I hear my Beloved. See how He comes, leaping on the mountains, bounding over the hills. My Beloved is like a gazelle, like a young stag. See where He stands behind our wall. He looks in at the…

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A Prayer of Surrender

The fog was thick that New Year’s Eve as we drove my daughter to the psychiatric unit for the 3rd time. She’d spent the last four days on a steady drip trying to save her liver after her midnight snack…

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The Healing Power of Creativity

Our Lord began wooing me with the beauty of art and His boundless gift of creativity when I was a very young girl. At the age of six, my grandmother began teaching me the art and skill of oil paints…

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This is How We Fight Our Battles

One of the most important parts of our healing retreats is the small group time. Small groups are the place where sisters can share their experiences more deeply with one another and receive individual healing prayer. What I share in…

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Abba’s Arm

We all know Michaelangelo’s famous painting depicting the creation of Adam. God the Father is shown reaching out His strong, life-giving right hand, His divine finger touching the humble finger of His creature, His beloved son. Abba imparting His divine…

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