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    Movin’ On

    July 13, 2015


    Since 2008, I’ve been posting on this blog, but today I invite you as I take this blog on a bit of a new journey.  Not only is Rough Hewn moving to it’s own new grown-up address, but it’s also going to narrow it’s focus a bit to a passion that has grown in my heart over the last couple years – that women come to not only love and trust the word of God, but also grow to be more keenly aware of the conversation He is having with each of us, wherever we find ourselves. In all the nooks and crannies of life.

    I long for his truth and power to fill up my thirsty and malnourished heart and pray that this next season for Rough Hewn blog is an encouragement to many.

  • Lent


    “Rejoice. It’s Lent. This is when the poor, old, bumbling church courageously reminds us of the joy of letting go of our illusions about ourselves. We offer our lives not to a God with high…

    March 10, 2014
  • Brave Lighter Satisfied


    “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”– Psalms 118:6 “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in…

    February 13, 2014
  • Devotion

    Pilot Me

    “O Love Beyond Compare, Thou hast loved me before the foundation of the world, and in love didst redeem my soul; Thou dost love me still, in spite of my hard heart, ingratitude, distrust.…

    January 1, 2014
  • Advent!


    Read Jeremiah 23: 5-6; Isaiah 32:1-2; Psalm 93; Luke 1:31-33; Revelation 19:6-8 “Suppose there was a king who loved a humble maiden. The king was like no other king.  Every statesman trembled before his…

    December 24, 2013
  • Advent!


    Read Psalms 49:7-15, Matthew 20:28 “Jesus didn’t have to die despite God’s love; he had to die because of God’s love. And it had to be this way because all life-changing love is substitutionary sacrifice. Think about…

    December 23, 2013
  • Advent!


    Read Exodus 2: 23-25,  Psalm 18:19, Psalm 118:8-9, Romans 7:24, Romans 9:3-26   None is righteous, no not one. No one understands no one seeks God All turned aside, worthless they have become no…

    December 22, 2013
  • Advent!


    Read Matthew 2:9-11; Matthew 26:6-12; James 1:17 “Pleasures are shafts of glory as it strikes our sensibility….I have tried…to make every pleasure into a channel of adoration. I don’t mean simply by giving thanks…

    December 20, 2013
  • Advent!


    Read Isaiah 42:9; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Revelation 21:5 Winter reveals. It exposes. Leaves fall and there is nothing left to conceal. We get to see the inner workings of all the trees we share…

    December 18, 2013
  • Advent!


    Read Luke 2:7, 19, 22-38 Lift up your heads, eternal gates, Alleluia! See how the King of glory waits, Alleluia! The Lord of Hosts in drawing near, the Savior of the world is here,…

    December 17, 2013
  • Advent!


    Read Luke 2:11, Ephesians 1:7-10   “Savior of the Nations, Come” The words are by St. Ambrose, bishop of Milan (339-397 AD), translated into German by Martin Luther in 1523, and then from Ger­man to…

    December 16, 2013
  • Advent!


    Read Luke 2:8-20, 1 Chronicles 16:8-36, Psalm 8, Psalm 24:8-10, Isaiah 6:1-8, John 17:1-5, Romans 4:20-21, Ephesians 3:20-21 “Our God shall come,” it says in a psalm for Advent, “and shall not keep silence;…

    December 14, 2013