“I just wiped that on my nose.”

~My Brain

Today, I think my biggest challenge, besides attempting to verbalize the immediacy and immensity and impact of Modern Human Slavery, will be not to wipe the big red X on the back of my left hand all over my face, and my desk, clothes, phone, computer, purse, and anyone within arms reach.

Pray for me y’all. The struggle is real.

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“You were made with a goal in mind, with a purpose that only you can fulfill. Your work is not just that thing you do to make money, it is a chance to use your gifts. Your family and friends are not just people you happen to know, but people God wants you to impact.”

-I AM SECOND

My latest addiction? Jesus via http://www.iamsecond.com/

Can’t get enough of these amazing transformation stories. God is so creative!

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“[Waiting] is a kind of work that happens only in the secret place of abiding in the presence of Christ even in the midst of broken dreams and tired circumstance.” ~Emily P. Freeman

Joy & Peace in the midst of a season of waiting. Everyone is longing, searching for peace. But only when we find ourselves resting in His Presence will we find this Peace we seek. Peace in the brokenness. Peace in the tiredness. Peace in the striving, the running, the reaching, the dying.

Peace in a life riddled with trials and tribulations that sap our souls dry. Peace that comes rushing in like cool water and soaks up through the cracks of our wasteland – the desert in our hearts.

Philippians 4:4-7 “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

Rejoice: praise, secure, joy, settled.

Joy, not a feeling.

“Happiness is based on circumstances, while joy is based on God’s love and faithfulness. Happiness is rooted in positive emotions, while joy is something more. It’s a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22–23), something that God divinely gives us through the power of his Holy Spirit. Joy is like a medicine when our hearts are sick and the pain seems unbearable.” ~Christine Caine 

 Joy, that slips through the cracks of our soul to make us whole again.

Joy, that pours into our hearts with the fullness of Him.

Hope, Peace, Joy, Love. A candle for each, not one without the other – all together. Life by the Spirit. Advent.

So light your candle and place it in the sill. Wait. Expect. The Lord is near; Christmas is dawning. Our Prince of Peace is close. Nearer still than the very breath you inhale.

Wait…watch…breathe in His presence – “Sacred shaping happens in the waiting.” ~Emily P. Freeman

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Okay **NEWS FLASH** Advent has no correlation to a babe named Blue Ivy.

Refusing to let pop culture posts hijack my Christmas with white noise nonsense. No ma’am. Not buying what you’re selling. Choosing Eternal Promise over cheap plastic. Joy bundled in a manger cannot be juxtaposed with an endorphin fix tossed in a cart. Eternal Hope is not to be compared to temporary euphoria. Even the most ethereal bouquet withers and dies.

Guard your hearts folks…idols take many forms and often look like Glitz & Glam on the outside. Travel just below the surface and find yourself covered in gunk and grime.  Engulfed in darkness.  The shimmer and shine from the surface is quickly snuffed out in the shadows.

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