Phylla House Update

I’m bringing something back…

I’m throwing off any and all excuses. Several attempts to do “other” stuff have ended up in dead ends. Have you been hitting dead ends? All the while God was whispering “you know what you have… use it.”

With a deep sigh that’s soul-deep and a tiny smirk, here I go: Phylla House is coming back.

I’m living in the house with the red door. I’m putting out the feelers to restart the Phylla House Refuge group here in Buford. God is restoring souls and holding space for deep inner healing. He wants to embrace and restore. He wants to fill and fulfill. I get to co-labor and see it firsthand. So let’s start here:

Psalm 16:7-11

“I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because You will not abandon me to the grave, nor will You let Your Holy One see decay. You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.”

I’ve been soaking in this truth. The world around me is clamoring chaos and banging pots and pans, and they’re screaming and repeating testimonies of the enemy’s victories, of death and fear and lack.

I should be shaken. I should be concerned and worried, appalled, enraged, and perhaps mortified. Except my God’s word says otherwise. Over and over, He guarantees me that His unfailing love casts out fear, that He is with me, that I have no right to be anxious. He is not shocked or struggling. He parts seas, He rains down food, He heals all diseases, He clothes us (in the garden He Himself made their first garments!). Why on earth I allowed fear a loudspeaker in my life is the real question.

I’m turning off every faucet of fear that’s quenching the Holy Spirit fire in my life. My prayer for you, reading this, is that you ask the Holy Spirit to help you and open your eyes and ears to discern.

Holy Spirit, will You show me the faucets of fear flooding my life? Will You show me each one so we can turn them off together? I want Your holy fire to purify me, to fully consume me. I want to be present and courageous. I want to be like the Savior, putting ears back on armed soldiers. I want to see every situation the way You do and do the greater things You desire, on earth as it is in heaven. Bring Your fire!

A short note on comparison and distraction: they’re both pointless. Absolutely pointless. The culture can bait you to compete when there’s absolutely no prize. The only prize is Jesus. He’s the bucket list. He’s the raise. He’s the confidence. He’s the beauty. He’s the source of any good or perfect gift. Ask Him to help you refill the tanks of confidence, contentment, and focus. He will. He is so faithful to fill you up. He loves you and wants to give you abundant life. Ponder what that is… bring Him your open hands and open heart. He will fill!

That’s all I have for now!

With love,


One thought on “Phylla House Update

  1. Timing was perfect! So of the Holy Spirit. This is the very thing I have been sharing with a group of sisters in Christ. And the very encouraging words I needed tonight. Hearing God divine directions in our life and obediently following His way His grace will be more than sufficient to see us through. God will bless the consequences of our obediences. Praise His name!


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