What do you give?

Far away from this 

is this

" We cannot know the grief
That men may borrow;
We cannot see the souls
Storm-swept by sorrow;

there is a way it should be...a way IT WAS but
isn't anymore...at least not yet.

but it's coming
Father IS moving...that is all I can say
it is not the way I think or want it..even...to be
you see
He's showing me
that I've loved something more than Him...something not bad..in itself
the dream of a family

When the time of year is here when it seems to about 
trees, gifts, food, travel, credit...you may think your missing
what if I could give you a family so much greater than the one
your dreaming of?
what are we doing
what am I doing
turning toward
living loved and love

But love can shine upon the way
Today, tomorrow;
Let us be kind.
Upon the wheel of pain so many weary lives
are broken,

re-teaching me HOW a healthy, strong and trusting relationship looks like
without systems, " church obligations, traditions, leadership roles 
just to be wild and free within His boundaries...learning to live loved
every single day
and then love...all
don't get to caught up in what the outside looks like...
buried beneath hurt,pain, addictions - lies a human heart
in need of Immanuel...God with US..

hands drawn in the air.knees on the ground.flying upward is the pain of letting go
once for all

so you can be seen for real...even in the most painful circumstances.unique to each
YOU are there
lazily floating..like breath breathed out on a chilly morning
gratitude envelopes my hands now lifted in
you give and you take away..and you give
I love you and I am grateful for the " me too's "

allow Him to be with you this season...
the season IS Immanuel..GOD with US
when it is your or my turn to be in the place of brokeness...it is often the best place to be
this is the place where the real heart work is done, the heart dirt is being turned
Why? so we're strengthened...not shattered

We live in vain who give no tender token.
Let us be kind.


OIL to everyone I/you meet today with gladness...it's free and it has eternal consequences:)

Photo Credit Period Living
Red letter words Streams in the Desert