Fire and Ice

February 24, 2011 | 16 comments

Yesterday: Ice.

Today: Fire.

transliterated, kardia.
The Heart. It’s more than the organ that pumps blood through the body. It is the very center of our being, the seat of the spiritual life.

transliterated, kaiomenē.
Burn. It’s more than a flame. It’s all-consuming, an inferno.

“Did not our heart burn within us while he talked with us by the way …”
— Luke 24:32

Burning hearts.

That’s the kind of heartburn I want. Chronic, Holy Heartburn. I want a heart that beats like this:

Jesus … Jesus … Jesus.

I’m leading a women’s retreat for the next three days, and I ask for your prayers as we “get down with Jesus.”

We anticipate a whole lot of heartburn.

Kind friends, may your hearts burn for Jesus today … and always.

Much love,

by | February 24, 2011 | 16 comments


  1. Lyla Lindquist

    Burn, baby. Burn.

  2. Amy Sullivan

    Cute shirt. Good luck at your retreat.

  3. Jeanne Damoff

    Wish I could come!

    I'm key note speaker at a women's retreat this weekend, too. This morning during my prayer time, a song I sang way back in youth group choir (we're talking 37 years ago) burst forth of its own: "Lord, speak to me that I may speak in living echoes of Thy Word; as Thou hast loved me, O let me love, so that Thy Word through me is heard."

    If He comes, and if He speaks, nothing else matters.

    Pray for me, and I'll pray for you?

  4. patty

    On my knees for you and all the others…love you!

  5. Kelly Sauer

    You invite a passion I'd hardly dare, but oh how I want to reach for it again…

  6. Nancy

    Oh! Wish I could be there too. Can't wait to hear about what God does in and through you this weekend. Blessings, friend.

    P.S. I think I'll remember this post, from now on, when I get up in the middle of the night with heartburn.

  7. skiingthroughlife

    praying for you my friend! your gonna rock that retreat, wish I was going 🙂

  8. Duane Scott

    Best of luck with the retreat!

    But may I ask… what is that you're reading with those weird words in it?

    I know I sound like an educated toddler, but I must ask.

  9. Jennifer

    Burning hearts–I just studied Jeremiah this week–even when he didn't want to speak God's word, it became a burning fire within so that he had to speak. May the Lord do the same to you–give you words that you cannot hold back, no matter how hard you try.

  10. Angela

    How beautiful. I was in bed and thought about your blog. For some reason I felt compelled to get out of bed and visit. So glad I did.

    I love your writing. Thank you.

  11. elaine @ peace for the journey

    Beautiful photographs and teaching found here. Blessings to you as you minister this weekend.


  12. Charity Singleton

    May the retreating do your burning heart good. You always encourage me when I come here.


  13. Sarah

    I have heart burn along with you. The intensity is growing.

    Friend, will you stop by and pray with us. One of our fellow YWAM missionaries laid down his life. A seed fell. We are believing for a miraculous harvest.

    Be blessed bunches,

  14. Missie

    I have heart burn…I love that

  15. Patti Hanan

    I just came back from a women's retreat. There were a lot of burning hearts there. There is something so special about getting away and having time with other women devoted to worship. I am a new follower of your blog. You are a great writer!

  16. Sandra Heska King

    Oh, I want holy heartburn, too!


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