Hey you, I'm so glad you stopped by. I’m Chris, mama to three pixies and wife to one Norse-man. Welcome to my blog. I write about living the lyrics of the cross. Lyrics of life, love, faith, and the pursuit of beauty. I hope we become dear friends. 


I walked into his office unannounced. Spontaneous. He sat with his back to me, unaffected by my entrance. Shoulders hunched, his body shook, and I knew tears were falling. I quietly shut the door as the lyrics flowed through the walls.

Unreserved, unrestrained

Your love is wild, Your love is wild for me

It isn’t shy, it’s unashamed

Your love is proud to be seen with me

You don’t give Your heart in pieces

You don’t hide Yourself to tease us

I knew I had just witnessed a holy moment. The worship palpable. He was at the mountain. Like Moses, the air was heavy with the presence of the glory of God. 

“When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.” ~Exodus 34:29

He had spoken with the Lord.

Friends, we have a God Who is approachable. Present. Near. His love is unrestrained. He doesn’t hold parts of Himself away from us, toying with our hearts. He gives all.

Uncontrolled, uncontained

Your love is a fire, burning bright for me

It’s not a spark, it’s not just a flame

Your love is a light, that all the world will see

All the world will see

Lately, Tim and I keep coming back to this idea of going to the mountain, meeting with the Lord up high where we’ve never been before. When we behold Him, we are changed, never the same again. Our bent in selves, focused only on us, fracture out to Him. His love captivates us and our eyes turn away from worthless things.

We long for heaven culture, where we will no longer see dimly, as in a mirror. We desire to see face to face.

You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, because they could not bear what was commanded … The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”

But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven.You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.” (Hebrews 12:18-24)

You have come to God.

I can’t read these holy words without shouting tears of joy. We have come to God. The Judge of all, mediator of a new covenant, is for us. He does not hide Himself from us … we have all of Him that we want at this moment

Oh, Father, give us more. Give us You. Thank-you for not giving Your heart in pieces. In a world that loves to withhold, You give all. May we come to You, meet with you on the mountain, so that when we return we are never the same again.

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our“God is a consuming fire.”(12:28-29)

A Life of Focus

A Life of Focus