Bestow the Words You Crave

Another long day, grappling past lies and current insecurities and future worst-case possibilities. Craving words of reassurance to raw wounds open, I reach out to friends with said aching, seeking remedy.  Disappointment comes again as well-intentioned words fall hollow on these doubting ears. Shame lays another layer down upon a battered heart. And round about [...]

2019-02-18T16:16:55+00:00March 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Living Words

Dear Treasured Tribe,   Imagine you knew you only had a short time left to live and wanted to share a last meal with loved ones. Whom would you invite? What meal would you share together? And most important, what final words would you carefully choose to speak over those who graced your table?   Words matter. But last words can leave a legacy to those you love.   Of course, not everyone knows [...]

2019-02-18T16:18:36+00:00March 4th, 2019|0 Comments

The End of Your Rope

 by Millicent Phillips It’s easy to find yourself at the end of a rope you've overestimated the length of your capacity. It’s an alarming reality to come to when we run out of ourselves in the face of the responsibilities we have taken on. The strange thing about reaching the end of ourselves is that we reach that point [...]

2019-02-06T21:20:07+00:00February 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Divine Disconnect

by Aliene Thompson A flaming sword closed the entrance to the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve stood beyond the angel-guarded gate with no way to return to Eden and the tree of life, a previous provision now severed by a sword strategically placed by God himself. Like bitter mingled with sweet, the flaming weapon stood with the mighty cherubim and created an unbreakable barrier to the bounty in Eden.  God let the [...]

2018-12-14T18:26:29+00:00February 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Holy Hold-Up

by Aliene Thompson Have you ever thought of the hold-ups in your life as holy hedges of protection? Consider this—during holy hold-ups, the Holy Spirit is hovering and working on your behalf behind the scenes to build something beautiful.  This is an area where I have to continually renew my mind. But I have learned that in the resting and the waiting—in [...]

2018-12-14T19:42:22+00:00February 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Mountains Can Move

by Aliene Thompson That overwhelming mountain before you…the one that is unsettling your soul... you don’t have to handle it on your own.  “Then Jesus said to the disciples, ‘Have faith in God.’ I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will [...]

2019-02-06T21:20:07+00:00February 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Shine

by Aliene Thompson God would not stop until He won the argument—the lives of His chosen people were at stake. God wanted Moses to shepherd the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt into the freedom and blessings of the Promised Land. But Moses continued to argue. To protest His God-given purpose. Never mind the burning bush or the promises of the powerful [...]

2018-12-14T19:39:53+00:00January 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Holy Ground

by Aliene Thompson It was holy ground—the place where God’s spoken words revealed Moses’ purpose to him. The burning bush grabbed Moses’ attention . . . but it was God’s words that captured his heart. Every syllable was sacred. His words were living and active. They became reality. They shaped Moses’ identity. They changed his life [...]

2018-12-14T19:38:29+00:00January 21st, 2019|0 Comments