Saturday, April 16, 2016

Alone but Not Alone

Feeling alone 
Feeling scared
The weight at times feeling too much to bear
Who understands, who sees, who knows? 

Have I forgotten?
Do I not remember what I have seen and heard and know to be true?
Do I not remember the One I have found to be true?

I may appear to be alone standing here fighting battles unseen to the naked eye
But I am not alone

I may feel lonely 
But I am not alone

I may long for someone to stand up for what is right and good and true
But have I forgotten?
That One has already come

Do not forget daughter of the King
There is One who goes with you
A mighty warrior who saves
He takes great delight in you
And rejoices over you with singing

In the darkness you are not alone

In the daylight you are not alone

When you face an opponent that appears to be much bigger, stronger or skilled than you are
You are not alone.

With Him you can face all things

With Him you can endure all things

With Him you are victorious in ALL things

He has equipped you by His spirit with strength unfathomable 

Discernment unmatchable

Wisdom unshakeable

Adoption as a daughter of the King irrevocable 

Love unrelenting

Purpose which He is fulfilling

You cannot be lost

He will not lose sight of you

He is fighting for you

This battle has already been won by the King of Kings

So when you are in the heat of the battle daughter of the King

Do not forget...

Though you may appear alone

You are never alone

Eyes on Him

Armor on

Swords up

Let's Go

Sunday, April 10, 2016

It All Matters

It all matters dear one
Don't be deceived
The days may roll into weeks that roll into months and then years upon years
Wiping tiny hands and tiny mouths

Scrubbing dishes after babies are in bed
Wiping a new set of crumbs off the counter and making it sparkly clean. 
Putting on one more back pack
One more kiss goodbye and have a good day
One more nighttime book and see you in the morning
One more smile to another Mom that is juggling three kiddos at school pick up
One more breakfast lunch and dinner
One more trip around the clock

And it is miraculous
All of it
And don't be deceived sweet mama
It all matters 
Because these are the things
Because these are the moments that make up a life
A life is a sum of all of our moments added up together and how they were invested
Where we invest our hearts, our time, our attention - it all matters

Every little thing
Every little crumb 
Every little kiss 
Or tiny hug with arms wrapped around tight 
It. All. Matters.
As your in the kitchen or lay your head down tonight remember to whisper it out loud to yourself
It. All. Matters.
Because it does - everything you did today mattered.

You matter.
And you're making a huge difference.
Right. Where. You. Are.
Rest well tonight sweet mama.
You're doing a great job!

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Dark Side of the Canyon

The Dark Side of the Canyon

Spring is a comin' 
When you feel like you are on the dark side of the canyon
And the sun has been hidden from your face
Like you have been drug underneath the water for a long long time
And the currents are raging around you
Don't stop
Keep moving forward
Cause spring is coming 
The light is about to break through in an open valley wide and great

You can't reach the light without going through the darkness
In many ways the journey through the dark side of the canyon is your friend
Like the rocks around you in the midst of the dark side you are being shaped

And as you follow the river out of the canyon out of the dark
You too have been shaped
What once held you back is no more
The fears that once gripped you are memories of old
So just embrace every part of this journey through the canyon
The dark
The light
Because it is all a part of you, a part of your story and how a good good God is shaping you. 

Can you hear The Call O' the Canyon now?
The journey is waiting