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Sketching my way through the Psalms. This is Psalm 1. #thinplace

A thin place for me that is so wild and so wonderful. #thinplace

So for the past few years I've picked a morning when our group is at Montreat, gotten up super early, and made the drive with enough time so I'm sitting in our church's spot when the doors open. I only stay for a few hours, but any time here is better than no time. Grateful to get to share a morning with my church peeps and other folks I run into at this special #thinplace

I got to spend this Sunday afternoon in the home and sacred birth space of neighbors in my town. Sometimes we call it a birth bubble because time and space feel different here. There's a thin but protective veil that separates the birth space from the rest of the world. And here I witnessed a momma birth her baby with power and wild grace. I'm humbled and honored to be a keeper of this space...and welcome to the world sweet babe. #thinplace #birthbubble #mommatreebirth #doula #obabundant

...for the not altogether fantastic days, when you wonder where He is, and then He throws His glory across the clouds and whispers, "I'm still here"... ๐Ÿ’•
#YouMakeEverythingGlorious #TheHeavensDeclareHim #AngelsGatherHere #ThinPlace #EmeraldIsle

A revelation moment from today that I hope can encourage someone else. There are seasons for waiting, praying, and contending for things. God, in His goodness, encourages us to ask Him in order to build trust and relationship and give Him opportunity to transform us. God has been asking me during my particular season,"What do you want?" He has asked me this over and over, to which I have grown frustrated because I know that He knows the answer to that question. What I haven't realised is that every time He asks my heart has been changing, and today my answer was different. In the midst of waiting for His promises, I found myself simply missing Him. I've been spending so much time pondering on His "yes" or "no" and trying to make sure I'm ok with either one that I've actually been holding myself back from loving Him beyond His reply. Yes, He knows the desires of my heart, but He has been shaping in me a deeper desire--a desire for Himself. Not just what He does, but the pure nature of who He is. If He never did another "good thing" for me--if He somehow didn't come through, would I still have a heart that leans towards Him rather than away from Him? While He is no doubt faithful and true to His Word, I want to want Him more than His promises. I want to know Him more than what He will do for me. I want to be with Him more than just to see if He will come through. It is His presence that brings freedom--no matter where, when, or what circumstance. Where He is there is life, and He gives generously of Himself to all. He, in and of Himself, is enough.

Daniel 3:16-18 (help me out Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego)

#thinplace

Missing my favorite place a little more than normal knowing that tonight is the opening of week 3! Montreat is home to so many memories for me, some happy others not so much. But I learned more than I would have ever thought I would. From small groups, and enigizers, to hiking and late night talks. I am thankful for my times in the "Thin Place" this weekend where you can't tell where heaven begins and the early ends. .
#myc2017 #thinplace #favoriteplace #memorises

L'ego chasse des causes aux quels il peut s'identifier et par son invasion il dissout la clartรฉ de l'esprit. #thinplace #ego #clarity #spirit #invaders

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heaven and earth
view going up the hill... one of my fave walks while I was on retreat... just a week ago
< still downloading my mind and heart ... I don't want to miss anything >
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#ontheedge #theedgeoftheworld #retreat #treat #blessings #alonewithgod #silence #eternity #thinplace #upthehill #uphillchallenge #perfectday #uksummer

Some days it's so easy to wish myself into another season. To be surrounded by diapers and dress-ups and want to look ahead toward other "grown up" expressions of significance. To look forward to the days where I get to use my gifts and talents in a broader spaces than my four walls. ::: and then I look down at my three-year-old ready to own the grocery store dressed as Minnie Mouse and feel my sweet baby boy falling asleep on my chest as we cruise the aisles and notice my three older kids actually walking with composure around the store (๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป) and I think - yep - i'm in a lot of stages at one time (thanks to all the people at the store who eagerly stare and comment on my rather large pack o' kids) but these gifts of mine are actually growing up. I'm seeing fruit and it's sweet. And yet I'm still very much in the sowing season. The mundane of today's grocery run was a thin place of noticing the griminess of earth and the sweetness of heaven overlapping right smack in the middle of motherhood. And I thank God for voices like @godcenteredmom and @alisakeeton who reminded me on episode #196 of the @revelationwellness podcast that though I long for "a way to make a difference" my job is to do this. To hold hands and cuddle. To sit and read. To pay attention to their stories. To invest here and now. To raise these babies well. And as I receive that truth into my heart I feel a sense of relief. That my job is simply to be present. To take a deep breath and just settle into this very precious now moment. #remindingmyselftobreathe #thinplace #celebratefamily #madetoSEE #giftofadoption #sayingyestogod #giftofpresence

Decided it was time for something new in the spiritual habits department. Looking forward to a year with this! #celticfaith #thinplace

My body needs a rest and this is the place I allow myself to recover both mentally and physically. I work hard all year and put myself through some tough and sometimes insane training. It definitely needed a break. This week is well deserved indeed! #serenity #awesome #thinplace #naturalhigh #lakesunapee #nourish #silence #vacation #breathe #recover #home #inspire #mondaymotivation #escape #listenandbreathe #earlymornings #EastCoastElitestrong #iameastcoastelite #bodybuild #physique #ocb #ocbpro #ocbwomensphysique

I got to spend this Sunday afternoon in the home and sacred birth space of neighbors in my town. Sometimes we call it a birth bubble because time and space feel different here. There's a thin but protective veil that separates the birth space from the rest of the world. And here I witnessed a momma birth her baby with power and wild grace. I'm humbled and honored to be a keeper of this space...and welcome to the world sweet babe. #thinplace #birthbubble #mommatreebirth #doula #obabundant

I'm home!!! ๐Ÿ˜ Heaven!! #thinplace

Day 14 ๐ŸŒป โ€œWhen you feel disinclined to pray, let it be a sign to you that prayer is doubly necessary! Pray for prayer!โ€ ๐ŸŒป #mymonthwithspurgeon #quotingspurgeon #spurgeon #julychallenge #charleshaddonspurgeon #essexboy #princeofpreachers #settingmyselfachallenge #indulgeme #alicesbutterfly #alice @amazing_alice_offical #amazingalice #butterfly #yosemite #godwavinghello
#glimpsesofheaven #thinplace #foundblessingsfriday #foundblessings
Charles H. Spurgeon
My month with Spurgeon

The last moments of the day are often my favourite, the beauty of the fade out, peace found in new horizons and the inevitability of change ... 'Mercurial shore' on display @_galleryatfiftyfive_ this summer - and new limited edition print online #stcombs #fraserburgh #northeastscotland #scotland #beach #dusk #sunset #shore #mercurial #thinplace #tides #art #painting #fineart #contemporarypainting #artist #contemporaryart #scottishart #scottishartist #landscape #atmosphere #light #reflections #landscapepainting #artoninstagram #artistsoninstagram #artofinstagram #stonehaven #aberdeen #scotland #seeninthedeen

"There is a name for spaces such as this: "thin places", a Celtic Christian term for "those rare locales where the distance between heaven and Earth collapses" Can't get here quick enough ...... #home #beauty #thinplace #serenity #secretlocale

Missing my favorite place a little more than normal knowing that tonight is the opening of week 3! Montreat is home to so many memories for me, some happy others not so much. But I learned more than I would have ever thought I would. From small groups, and enigizers, to hiking and late night talks. I am thankful for my times in the "Thin Place" this weekend where you can't tell where heaven begins and the early ends. .
#myc2017 #thinplace #favoriteplace #memorises

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