Both enigmatic and profoundly intimate.
of my favorite things about our Jesus is that he's totally fine with
the immense limitations of our minds. He offers a multitude of ways to
speak about the deep truths, so we can begin to learn more and more
about our infinite God. His is a beautiful love, isn't it?
a front door explanation of the power of prayer is locked to me, there
is a back door that’s swinging open, so let’s try that one.
a language girl through and through. Selecting the right adjectives,
explaining grammar rules, aligning verb tenses, using parts of speech in
blog titles…I love it all. And while it’s easy to see language as my
personal playground or just a necessary tool, scripture makes it clear
that our words matter much more than simple amusement or practicalities.
Take a look:
“The tongue has the power of life and death.”
"Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing."
"Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones."
Words hold power. They matter. And there’s one word I haven’t been able to get off my mind: for. I’m particularly overwhelmed by its use in the common expression “I’ll pray for you.”
this phrase that I’ve heard since I could stand falls out of my mouth
and slams into ears and I don’t think I pause to actually hear what I’m
Honored to be writing for Thrive today!