Oh sweet one, it’s finally here.  He is finally here. We may have trudged through this holiday season, limping emotionally, dragging baggage and pain and fear and unknowns.

We may have put up the tree, we may have written the family letter, we may have bought everyone and their uncle presents.

Or, we maybe have not. Maybe we did Christmas differently this year. Either out of necessity because of our worldwide crisis or perhaps a personal crisis came roaring into our lives or maybe out of weariness because we just couldn’t add another thing to our plates (or to our mental load). Or perhaps out of choice, because we realized that moving a bit more slowly and not taking all those extra tasks on was what our hearts needed this holiday.

But we are here. This is the day when we sit with the realization that God came for us. Came to be with us. Came to win our hearts. Came to show us that we matter. Came to prove that he knows who we are. Came to crash through our pain and fear. Came to bend down even closer to us in our broken-hearted state.

He came for us.
He came for you.

In your anger.
He came for you.

In your sin.
He came for you.

In your disappointment.
He came for you.

In your fear.
He came for you.

In your pain.
He came for you.

To bring you healing.
To make you well.
To make you whole.
To comfort you.
To set you free.

To be with you.

, God with us.  He is here. In the midst. He has arrived.

…when all is said and done, the last word is Immanuel—GodWithUs. –Isaiah 8:9

God, I am so very glad you came. Thank you for coming for me, to be with me, to walk me through my pain, to heal me. I need you. I receive you. I love you. Amen.



You are invited to kick off this year with my e-course, Fresh Starts!

In this course, we’re going to:
take a look back
honestly assess our current reality
peer into our future year
set ourselves up for a more whole year with some thoughts & tips on self-care

and (if you’re up for it) we’re going to create our own manifesto

We’ll begin in a private Facebook group.
We will walk through four readings and four journaling exercises, sent via email every Tuesday & Saturday for two weeks.
We will have weekly webcasts to coincide with the assignments, where I’ll answer your specific questions and encourage your specific hearts.
We will each create a manifesto to propel us through the new year.

All this jump-starting for only $59. (This is the lowest I’ve ever priced this course!)
We will begin on Tuesday, January 4.

You can register for Fresh Starts HERE.