Monday, October 5, 2009


The breath of Fall is finally upon us, and I'm hopeful in saying that in spite of inconsistent and strange SoCal weather,  it is going to linger around for a while. (An aside: I envy any of you who get the privilege of having a natural backdrop full of blankets of richly colored leaves.)

The season has changed, but I know in my gut that it is so much more than that. We are entering into a season of change (a launching pad for greater and greater things). I don't say this to be overly dramatic or conjure something up that isn't true.

You can taste it.

It's going to be a continued breaking of foundations of complacency and those being replaced by ones driven by fierce intentionality, purpose and power. We are living in a time when this generation (I guess I mean mine) as well as those before us is going to learn to live better by loving better.

Spirit, we ask you to empower us and fill us with a greater measure of your love--that we might behold more of your glory manifested in grace and truth.

Friends, let's pursue lives that are different--ones that are compelling because they are are so compelled by Love.

"The Spirit is the one who gives life! Human strength can do nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are from that life-giving Spirit."John 6:63

I leave you with these lyrics from Sleeping At Last's "Heaven Breaks:"

It always starts like this,
A harmless an simple thing to fix.
Contagious and spreading quick...
Like cracks in ice,
Wholly claiming our lives
While we sleep.

We'll pray for Heaven's floor to break,
Pour the brightest white on blackest space,
Come bleeding gloriously through
The clouds and the blue.
Forcing on place from two,
Filling formulaic views,
Only love proves to be the truth.

When heaven meets the earth,
We will have no use for numbers
To measure who we are and what we're worth.

When Heaven meets the earth,
We will have no need for mirrors
To tell us who to be
And where we fit into this awkward point of view.

When angels meet the earth, may our bodies be light.
When angels meet the earth, may our heavy hearts untie.
When angels meet the earth, may our bodies be light.
May our bodies be light for You.

1 comment:

  1. Very insightful, Liz..

    And when I used to live on the East Coast, OHHH you should've seen the colors..beautiful is an understatement!


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