on being famous

My firstborn comes to me, puts his head on my chest – “Would you let me hear your heart beating? Do you want to listen to mine?” 

in handSo much of what I’ve done has been to make myself known, so much fear wasted on making an impact.

Remember the numbered sands, my hair, a secret name written, how God hears every pulse of this heart.

I am fully known.

Real fame is a thing tucked deep in God glory.

Knowing that, believing it, might just change my life.

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Reply November 11, 2009

This is like taking a deep, deep breath. I needed this today.

Reply November 11, 2009

Love the two questions at once: the joy of both giving and receiving.

Sugar Jones
Reply November 11, 2009

How often I forget this and other simple truths. I wrote recently about finding myself in a place of fear even after God has shown me, over and over, how He will take care of me. God knows my heart and He knows my dreams. I just need to remember to let go and relax.

Reply November 11, 2009

We seek to be known by the world of people, but God, our greatest audience, has already found us. And is always listening. If only I could be as attentive to God as God is to me.

Reply November 11, 2009

Thank you for once again leading me back into His arms!

Reply November 11, 2009

yes. this has been changing my life, little by little, daily. i forget, then remember.....i don't want Him to be my ONLY audience, then i remember "why in the world not?!"
we are fully known. i love it.

Reply November 11, 2009

Yes!! Doesn't it seem silly to clamor after "connections" and scramble to build an influential "network", when we are already connected to, known by, vouched for by the most powerful, the most amazing, the God most High?

Reply November 11, 2009

So simple and true, yet so hard to remember most of the time. Beautiful!

Jane Anne
Reply November 11, 2009

Thank you for this.

Traci Little
Reply November 11, 2009

Thanks for this refreshing bit of truth.... sigh. Real fame is something tucked deep in God glory!




Adventures In Babywearing
Reply November 11, 2009

Just today I felt burning tears of loneliness and almost could HEAR a real audible voice saying I'm All You Need and I felt relieved. He is enough. I was feeling sorry for myself, wondering if I'll ever be understood completely. But I am. This is another reminder to me that I am.


Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus
Reply November 12, 2009

Oh you,
precious you.

These words penetrate.

(((Thank you.)))

Who shall we make more famous? Jesus alone.... Jesus alone.

Reply November 12, 2009

...and mine. Thank you.

Reply November 12, 2009


I love this today.

Reply November 12, 2009

This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.

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