On this Holy Saturday

On this Holy Saturday, I am resting and sitting in the tension between the death of Christ and the coming Resurrection that we remember on Easter Sunday. As I read Mark, John, Luke and Matthew’s accounts of the betrayal and trial and death of our Saviour I find myself wondering if I would have stayed…

Hi my name is Lori and it is a good name

With all the foundational, identity, and internal work God has been doing in my life, I have been seeking to discover who God made me. Something that I considered a small reminder of God’s love for me has proven to be something bigger than I could have imagined. Let me explain… I have gone by…

Music Monday: Even When I’m at My Darkest

is it possible that the Lord can use me at my worst? even when I don’t feel like I have everything together? even when I don’t feel okay? even when I didn’t practice everyday? even when I didn’t pray today? even when I’m in the middle of a muddy emotional-relational-place of healing process that leaves…

I Need A Father by Starfield

Hold me somebody Don’t let me be alone Love me, stay with me I am dying to be known My heart cries out I need a Father Whose love will never fail me A friend like no other Whose trusted arms will hold me I need a Father I am wounded But I tuck the…

Pierced ears

“Please Dad, pleeeeease?” I begged my dad to let me pierce my ears when I was a young tween. I just knew I just HAD to have my ears pierced. He always told me that I would have to wait til I was 16. But I guess my persistence paid off, because out of the…

a living sacrifice

I don’t think wordpress will show this directly in the post…but if you click the link or the photo it’s a 30 second slide show of pictures that I put words over to share a message that is very personal. Watch here (includes audio)

The Single Girl: Love is Waiting 2

I have really clung to these words from Song of Solomon 8:4 “Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” and I like how the Message says, “until the time is ripe—and you’re ready” I like that: the verse is addressed to women. It’s very straightforward. There is no messing around, double meaning…

The Single Girl: Love is Waiting 1

I’ve been wanting to do this “series” for awhile. My beautiful friend Bea (bayuhh, not bee!) made a few of these banners for me (this is just one of 3) and I’ve been holding onto them for a little bit. It’s going to be an ongoing series. But I had a few thoughts this weekend…

Radiant Singleness

Excerpt from Sacred Singleness by Leslie Ludy: Rather than listening to advice and messages that breed discontentment with singleness, the best way to shed the “stigma” of being single is to joyfully and willingly receive it as the gift and opportunity that it is – becoming fully yielded to God, fully trusting that He can…

beauty in the eye of…the Father

Ladies, women, girls, this is for you. I came across some beautiful art, videos, and spoken word, and other poetry when my mom linked to this beautiful video, at this beautiful new site called: The Beheld. Watch this video: Love this poem, also on this site: BY JESSICA JENTINK makes me hate everything I am…

she

She is clothed with strength & dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. one of my favorite verses in Proverbs 31, verse 25. the end:

she shall be called Woman

The more years I live, the more aware I am at the perceived and forced limitations on being a woman. Economical, political, cultural and religious limitations. The last one is the one I wrestle with the most. As a little girl I observed women serving and working, most who appeared to be living their calling: missionaries, maids,…