• Watchman Reflections

    Finding Freedom from Emotional Reasoning

    Are you awakened to the deeper experience yet? Are your goosebumps protruding? Are you twitter-pated by Jesus? Maybe un-done by the beauty of God’s heart? Let’s have a chat; friend to friend, sister to fellow saint. Emotionalism has swept through our churches and distorted the faith walk. As someone who spent years in Cognitive Behavior Therapy to address mental health issues like depression, perfectionism, and self-hatred, I’ve come to a realization: Emotional Reasoning is equally toxic to our faith as it is to our psyche. More so, I find it shocking that for the already pervasive flourishing of psycho-spiritual dross…

  • Poetry

    The Eye of the Storm

    The pauseAn eerie calm heralding hopeOf normalcy The vigorAn absence of fear and pursuitOf fun The eye of the storm has ensconcedBut do not be fooled! Waves of havoc are waiting in the windReady to steal, kill, and destroyWith a…

  • Poetry

    She Stands

    She standsSinging the new song within her heartHearing the Word, alive and active,Calling her on in steadfastnessAnd truth She standsHumming the rhythms of heavenPulsing with confident assuranceFastening her armor, and wieldingHer sword She seesPillow-y clouds turn thick and greyWind-tickled trees…

  • Poetry

    When the Tears Stall

    Staring off into space, alone at lastI wonder why I feel this way, heavy and overcastSometimes I’m soaring on wings of graceSometimes I’m sunk in the mire My Deliverance is but a breath awayYet I sitAnd waitExpecting moreLike thunder and…

  • Abundant Life

    Finding Faith

    In Hebrews 11:1 we are told that “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Reading that over once, it sounds familiar and maybe lilting for spirits longing to grab hold of faith. But…

  • Abundant Life,  Poetry

    The Peculiar Sword

    The sky is a blanket of cotton candy cloudsSparkling with specks of sunshineAs I break forth The shale path crunches beneath my feetRude red rocks pilfering the melody of mountain chickadeesI continue ahead My hands tense and twitch, the torment…

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