Saturday, March 10, 2012

Happy Birthday, Freedom Journal!

One year in the life of a freedom journal.
Words tapped out for the world.
For ONE.
One heart no longer hidden.
A life that says, "Here I am, Lord.  Send me."
With sweat dripping down her back.
In an old chair that rocks her only comfort.
There have been days...
When I have known that Jesus set me up.
Thought I would just paint pretty pictures of freedom.
Too late, realized.
The picture He gave is what He asks of us all.
To hang our lives outstretched.
Naked and...
No.  He alone bore that burden.
Wearing our names right there on His heart.
The names of souls who would swing great blows on the nails.
While He interceded on our behalf.
So we could live in all this great billowing freedom.
Free from the tyranny of the enemy of our souls.
Freedom that Jesus purchased on that terrible, beautiful day.
To live FREE.
That is our mission, friends.

Should we choose to accept it.


Freedom Journal is taking a vacation!  I'm taking some unplugged time to be with my family this coming week.  Thanks to all you freedom fighters out there who read and comment and support and pray and encourage... and don't mind so much that I write in run ons and fragments. :)  Love you all!


  1. Happy 1st Birthday, Freedom Girl! I can't believe you've only been blogging a year--and yet, I'm a little glad because it means I haven't missed as much in those months before I found your blog. I do wish I'd been here all along the way but I'm so grateful to be here now, to have your words speaking Him back to me. You are a gift, My Friend.

    And Jesus set me up, too. Maybe He sets us all up? I began my blog as an "art blog." Because I wanted to post about art projects and gardening and baking and all those creative things. I was *not* going to write my life story. But your words here, they are mine, too--to hang my life outstretched, naked and unashamed. Yes, that's what He's asked of me and that's what my blog has become. Thank you for putting words to my story.

    Enjoy your unplugged time--I'll miss you and pray for you and eagerly anticipate your return :o).

    And I love fragments and run-on's. They are poetic!

  2. I agree. I enjoy your run-on's and fragments. Beautiful words.