Tuesday, December 7

Come and Worship

Our worship leader Jarrod at Crosspoint Church has written a new song titled Come and Worship.  We would love to share this with as many people as possible and welcome you to download and share with your friends and family.

May this song be a blessing to you and remind us all that the reason we celebrate is Jesus.

With love,

Sunday, November 28

The Blessing of Family and Friends

As we wrap up the Thanksgiving holiday and beginning preparing for Christmas I wanted to take a moment and say just how blessed I am!  I often get so caught up in life, struggles, work and Me that I sometimes forget to say Thank you Jesus!  Thank you for the blessings that I have, thank you for the friends both old and new, thank you for family even with the good and bad, thank you for forgiveness and thank you for setting me free.

Tuesday, September 14

The Painful Art of Truth

The title of my blog has always been about the Freedom of Truth. I have always known that Truth is relative to what we believe about a situation, another person or ourselves. It is easy for me to look at another and think if they would only see the truth before their eyes yet I have never been willing to accept the truths about myself.

Maybe this is in part due to the lies the enemy has told me all my life so I accepted those, maybe it was because I have used walls to shield myself from the painful feelings I have carried all of my life or maybe it was because I could not face my own truths. This is the place I am today.

Like the Israelites I feel I have wandered in the desert for so many years, going around the same mountains time and time again that has brought me to the place where I am actively seeking to know the truth. The truth that will set me free from my past, rejection, fear, insecurity and the freedom to move forward with my life.

My first step is admitting that "I am powerless over others and my life has become unmanageable."

Tuesday, August 17

It's Time for Me to Fly

Ecclesiastes talks about a season of change; that there is a time for everything.  I sense and know a season of change is coming in my life.  Change brings about uncertainty and can cause fear of the unknown.  Fear, oh how that cripples our lives, keeps us from trying, taunts us daily and continually makes us doubt ourselves.  Fear torments us and then prevents us from God's destiny.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Well as a famous and well respected Bible teacher always says; "then do it afraid".  "Do not fear" is listed in the Bible 365 times, one for everyday!  Do not fear does not mean that your heart won't pound, your hands won't sweat and you won't feel queasy inside, it means do not runaway!! 

So what are you running from?

Tuesday, July 20

Life is So Complicated These Days

Boy it has been quiet some time since I had a few moments to myself and an opportunity to just type my thoughts away.  Things in my life seem to be swirling out of control over the past few months and it seems that I am finding several cracks in my foundation.  A crack in a foundation allows things that you want to keep in side get out and allows things that we don't want to come in...

I have been presented with many challenges over the past few months and find myself wondering why?  I guess we all question did I do something wrong, why me Lord, when will this pass, will I ever get it right?  It seems the path that I had planned and the course that I chartered is not moving along at the pace and direction that I had hoped.  Ever step I take seems to lead directly into a wall.  I feel that I am being tested and tried in so many areas; areas that I thought I had mastered or at least overcame.  Funny how that happens, huh? 

Trust seems to be a common theme to these issues.  Trusting that I am doing the right thing, Trusting that God is in control, Trusting that He will never leave me nor forsake me, Trusting that he does make our crooked roads straight.

Luke 3:5
Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.

I am not sure how this is all going to work out and I don't know what God's plan is but I am reminded of an old hymn that we sang in church growing up. 

Learning to Lean
Learning to lean,
I'm learning to lean on Jesus
Finding more power than I've ever dreamed
I'm learning to lean on Jesus.


Sad broken hearted, at an alter I knelt
I found peace that was so serene
And all that He asks is a child like trust
And a heart that is learning to lean

Learning to lean
Learning to lean,
I'm learning to lean on Jesus
Finding more power than I've ever dreamed
I'm learning to lean on Jesus.


Finding more power than I've ever dreamed
I'm learning to lean on Jesus.
I'm learning to lean on Jesus.

I pray that this is the song I can sing with all my heart as I walk the path before me.