Daily Delight

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I see you walking past the mirror with a little pep in your step so that you don't see yourself too hard and long.

I see you staring in the mirror hard and long, at who you aren't yet and who you were supposed to be. 

I see you put the dress down that you wish you had the courage to buy but can't. Not yet. Not until you get there.

I see the tears fill your eyes as you sit with the thought that you are alone and no one can begin to understand. 

I see the candles that sit on your nightstand that you want to light but the day doesn't seem special enough for the strike of the match.

I see you, wondering if anyone sees you; watching, longing and aching to just be seen.

I feel the anguish that you carry that there has to be more than this and I know the guilt that lies behind those thoughts and feelings.

I know the dark lies that come like an intruder in the dead of night to steal what ever ground you have scraped and fought for.

But... My sister. I see hope around the bend. I feel the promise of a brand new day and the longing of a new season other than the bleak, cold, dark and mundane. I know the mercy that readily awaits you like the kiss of sun on your face at the crash of a wave that unravels at your feet. I've tasted grace sweeter than the finest of chocolates and as ever-flowing as the waterfall gushing from the mountain that you just can't turn off. I know freedom as wild as untamed horses and I've felt love as pure as mountain air. 

Call me crazy to believe in something that I can't see but I feel it in the deepest part of my soul. 

There's more, so much more. 

Nothing is impossible with God, to those that believe. 


"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us." -Ephesians 3:20 

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                          About the Author

                                               Jill Parr

≫ ≫ Singer. Speaker. Writer. Coffee consumer. Wife. Mom. Mimi. Shoe lover. These are some of the things that make Jill Parr who she is. Although she is passionate about all of these, she might be most passionate about helping women walk into their true identity of who it is that God created them to be.

Parr toured the country as a CCM recording artist, playing festivals and churches for over a decade. Never giving up her dream to sing full time, God started moving her in a new direction in 2009. She started speaking to women and singing less, all while wrestling with the idea of this new season.

Parr’s husband, Brian Hardin, founded the Daily Audio Bible in 2006. Parr is the founder of, “More Gathering” that is sponsored by the Daily Audio Bible, annually. (www.moregathering.com)

Jill and Brian live outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with their 5 kids and first grandchild. They travel extensively throughout the year.

In addition to speaking and singing, Jill enjoys shoe shopping, the outdoors, cooking, fashion, music, painting art all while enjoying great coffee.


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