mirror, mirror

somehow i always thought it was a bad thing to wake up and not recognize yourself. God is revealing to me that the opposite is true, for me. that he is transforming me so that i won’t recognize the old me. that he is emptying me. bringing out himself to make me more like him….

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…

For The Honor – Music by Elevation Church

We have just started a series on Honor at Real Church Chicago and I discovered this song last year when I learned that this would be one of our  church values. So, I wanted to share it with you. Lyrics below and link to official chord chart here. Lyrics: For The Honor written by Pastor…

f is for focus

what’s the first thing you type into your browser? mine is the letter f. f for facebook. without thinking. hoping. waiting. longing for connectedness. fearing that without it, and without cell phone service that i will be left alone. such dramatic and unrealistic fears. a fast had been mentioned a while back. i refused it…considering…

rainbows and promises

a lightness in my soul weight that is lifting as i slowly release it from my grip, my grasp to tightly held doubts, controlling grips and idols, good things that became gods, fears and doubts and pride finally reaching a place where i can actually feel progress. growth. this lump of clay is finally showing…

super dad

my super dad – from my inner child to my dad xoxo see previous post for the free printable and make your own!! :)

dad’s and daughters #tbt

I first saw these pictures a year or so ago as I scanned family pictures for my Uncle’s memorial service. My uncle Steve traveled with my dad to visit our island home and help pack up our house since we wouldn’t be living there anymore. These are scans of photos taken with film cameras back…

crumbling

sandcastles aren’t meant to last i wasn’t meant to be a sandcastle sandcastles sparkle for a few minutes only to crumble at the threat of a wave. i wasn’t made to crumble at the sight of a wave my foundation has some rocks but somehow sand got in and worked it’s way in and my…

just call me lori jonah

The story of Jonah has been on my mind for the past week and through a few conversations I was made aware that I am at a crucial place in my story. I’m standing on the dock, facing Nineveh with my back to the boat headed for the other direction. Only the town/city in my…

hello!

i think i’m ready to come back. i’d been using this really great site called jux for the past several months which has been really helpful for me to process and have something to look back over as a visual reminder. sadly they are closing their site down soon because there is a lack of…