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Yahweh Shammah – The Lord is There

Reposting in honor of Callaway Hope’s 2nd birthday in heaven.

Women Walking in Grace

Women Walking in Grace

The loss of a child is one of life’s most devastating blows. Sweet Callaway Hope lived 45 minutes in her precious mama’s arms before slipping into the arms of Jesus. The grief is crushing and the heartbreak of facing the future without your child is overwhelming, leaving a hole in your heart that will miss her until you see her again in heaven.

Perhaps life has handed you a crushing blow. A job loss, a health crisis, the death of a loved one, an unwanted divorce. Suddenly you fear tomorrow, barely able to make it through today. It feels like God has abandoned you, that he no longer hears or answers your prayers. You fear the future, unsure of how you will face the loneliness and emptiness that engulfs you today and looms in your tomorrows.

But God – The Lord – is There

In the book of Ezekiel, the people…

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First Impressions

Hi everyone, thanks for following my blog! If you are new, bienvenidos (welcome)! I’ve just returned from a life-changing trip with Azmera (www.azmera.net) to Costa Rica where we facilitated a retreat for kingdom-minded cross-cultural workers. It will take a while to process all that God did in that place, but here are a few recurring … Continue reading First Impressions

Prince of Peace

Part 5 of a 5-part series on Isaiah 9:6 Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace When Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan encountered favorable winds upon reaching the great sea west and south of the Americas in 1521, he named it Mar Pacifico, or peaceful sea. He saw nothing of the fierce storms that … Continue reading Prince of Peace

Everlasting Father

Part 4 in a 5-part series on Isaiah 9:6   Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace The word “father” brings different memories to different people. Maybe your father was loving and kind. Maybe he was absent while you were growing up. Maybe he was cruel and abusive. Maybe it’s hard to relate … Continue reading Everlasting Father

The Only Resolution That Matters

A.K.A. Mighty God, Part 3 of a 5-part series on Isaiah 9:6 New Year’s resolutions. Can you think of one you made last year that you were successful at keeping? Usually we resolve to be a better person in some way: to take better care of our health, to stop an annoying or addictive habit, … Continue reading The Only Resolution That Matters