FREED Magazine’s Spring Issue has come out and is packed full of real and vulnerable stories of people encountering the grace of God, thriving in difficult circumstances and expressing their amazing creative abilities.
My article, Plant Language, focuses on learning to be content and thrive in low seasons, as well as high seasons.
A few nights ago I had one of those weird in-between-sleep-and-waking dreams.
It hit my soul hard, so hard in fact that I woke up and got out of bed to write it out. At 12:30. (for those of you who are not aware, my bedtime is usually a solid 8)
It’s okay to fear.
Just like the word squash refers to a yummy veggie as well as a strange indoor sport, (sorry it was the first example I could think of) the word fear for Christians can mean two totally different things.
We have a mission to speak the truth.
More than tough love, more than an excuse to use ungracious words; our calling is to walk in the Spirit speaking what he desires us to speak, encouraging others into a life of fullness and freedom in Christ.
And immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Suddenly Jesus’ words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he began to cry. Mark 14:72
One year and 8 days ago, I was about to give up.