Higher Pleasures

​”I will bring him near and he will come close to me, for who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?” declares the Lord. – Jeremiah 30:21b The desire to draw near to God comes from God.  Just as by nature we are sinful and our appetites are inclined to wicked … Continue reading

Same New Thing

Same New Thing

It’s the beginning of a new year. The main thing remains the same: All I need is still only Jesus, I still am a mess apart from his grace, it still is good news that his mercies are new every morning. It’s a necessary reminder that even when I get the things that I hope … Continue reading

If I run away, you will run after me. If I say, “Let me go,” you will draw closer. There is a quiet security about loving and being loved by a God who reads through my stubbornness and knows that what I mean is always “Stay,” and who searches for me and finds me when I … Continue reading

High Expectations

One can’t believe in an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-consuming, ever-present God and have low expectations of him and what he will do.

Walk into the Room

Sometimes I think to myself, I want to see Jesus, I want to behold his face, I want to stand in front of him or sit next to him, walk with him, I want to hear his voice, actually feel his words vibrate in the air enveloping us in the same place at the same … Continue reading

My God is a Lion

Lion and the Lamb by Bethel Music Thank you, Lord, for reminding me who you are tonight, that you are a mighty lion, you are Almighty God, Alpha and Omega, and you, Victor of victors, are fighting my battles—my weaknesses, my pains, my struggles, my insecurities, my doubts, my fears, my wayward affections—you are fighting … Continue reading

May Forever

Big realizations often come to me in the weirdest places. Earlier this week, I was taking a bath (I know), and I was crying like a baby. You know that really loud, heart-wrenching cry that you had as a child? It was like that. I have a friend whose ex-girlfriend recently called him up, asking … Continue reading

A Philippians 1:9 Kind of Love

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ–to the glory and … Continue reading

A Little Valentine Wish

Fully convinced that I am here for a reason. That it was God who brought me here. But let me just say…I really wish I were back in Dumaguete. I miss the little things that make it home. The heart-to-heart talks that don’t have to be planned. The third floor of Silliman library. Walking to … Continue reading

Forgiveness

Reblogged from Set Apart Girl Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Forgiveness This week God has been penetrating my heart in a deeper way than ever before with the message of true forgiveness. A hurtful situation in my life has brought this issue to the surface in the last few days. I’ve become all the more aware that … Continue reading

Memories

Sometimes I marvel at how time changes things. I saw a photo today of my ex-boyfriend’s wedding. I looked and looked and looked into those eyes and that smile, the perfectly gelled hair, and the immaculate tux.  I remembered a time when such a smile as his on the photo would have arrested my breathing … Continue reading