Tag: Love

Lullaby for a Broken Heart

A while ago, I was going through an extremely difficult time after experiencing hope deferred in the realm of romance. My heart was broken and I had very little hope of finding the “True Love” that I was deeply longing for. All that seemed even slightly appealing was to lie on the couch in the… Read more »

Effortless Union = Effortless Humility

For several years, I wondered how it might be possible to have a place of influence while at the same time remaining humble. This apparent contradiction caused me a lot of anxiety, until I heard Papa speak so clearly to my heart: “When you know who you are, it is impossible to be arrogant. You… Read more »

If it’s not Good News For All, it’s not Good News at all

Any time I have read something in Scripture that sounded contrary to Papa’s heart and I ask him about it, he is always faithful to reveal himself in it. Scripture can only be understood in one context: Us in Christ and Christ in Us. In his death and resurrection, he didn’t die alone and ascend… Read more »

Freedom from the Hamster Wheel

Upon meeting Jesus, face to face in 2006, my entire life took a dramatic turn from the direction I was headed. I had encountered a very real Love in the tenderly affectionate, powerfully authoritative voice of my Beloved. I had spent my entire life, up to that point, with a schizophrenic view of God. I… Read more »

Hopes and Doubts, Fear and Love

When someone’s arm breaks, we all know they need immediate medical attention, right? Accommodations must be made for the arm to heal properly and be used as little as possible until the healing occurs, yeah? A cast. A sling. Restriction of movement. Protection. My arms are important. I need them to do the things I… Read more »

The Voice

It was April of 2006. I had just moved into an apartment with three friends I had only met months earlier. When we had finally got all of our things moved in, I smoked a bowl of some really good weed, while my friends snorted cocaine and drank a bunch of beer. We laughed late… Read more »