a deeper surrender

it’s been a few weeks, i think i’m ready to share the difficult news.  sometimes i wish i could just share pieces and pictures, words and quotes on pinterest. it’s been good to take time to share it personally by email and by phone and in person. it’s also been good to have some time…

I am God’s Co-Worker, a prayer of identity

Dear Heavenly Father, I rejoice in being your co-worker. I will gladly accept whatever assignments you give me, knowing that I will only be fulfilled by being in Your Will. Forgive me for the times I have searched for significance in temporal positions and expressed disatisfaction with my present ministry or circumstance. When I hear…

freaking out

so i’m really starting to freak out. running out of time to get ready, out of time to earn money working, and completely out of money for my bills and car stuff that has to happen before i leave. i realize that God is with me, and that he won’t abandon me. He will never…

Song for Japan Video (Version 2)

Cellphones are not the best audio recording devices, and I am glad my friend recorded it, but she was right about the sound quality, so I spent a bit of my evening recording it “live” from my bedroom, because I know God didn’t give me this song to keep to myself. So here you go….

song for Japan {hold back the waters}

I went to bed last night with a heavy heart after hearing the devastating news about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. When I woke up today, I had a few thoughts. The first, I was reminded of Psalm 46, one of the few I have memorized, here are the verses 1-7, in the NIV,…

prayer for an Awakening

I just heard this song tonight at the Hillsong worship concert for the first time. It’s going to be on repeat for a long time. It speaks right into my season as I hope it comes to a close. This is my prayer. This is the one song I needed to hear tonight. In our…

currently…

this is my current desktop image. it is a wind poppy. a picture that I took a while back at the Sherman Library and gardens in Corona Del Mar/Newport Beach area. I took about 28 shots of just this one section of the garden, two or three different color poppies, gorgeous pinks and purples. I…

A prayer

My awesome friend Rose and I have been sharing links back and forth this week and she sent this link to a site called Internet Cafe Devotions and as I read just a couple of them I knew I needed them.  I posted this prayer on my FB wall and have been re-reading it daily,…

dove’s eyes

When I first heard Misty Edward’s song, Dove’s Eyes, I loved it right away, but I was curious what characteristic it was about doves that made them different from other birds. A google search led me to this and I absolutely love the description! Here is the article/link. I loved it so much I wanted to…

stopping for directions

a little over a week ago I felt this urging to plan a weekend away: to getaway and pray. i posted stuff on facebook and talked to a few people for ideas. a couple people mentioned a monastary, but Mrs. Zimbardi convinced me I wouldn’t like it. up until the last minute and i did…