One LIFE to Live


I’m not the one who likes roller coasters, but my people do. I’m more of a “spinning, rotating, upside down kind of gal.”

Regardless, how often do we LIVE a roller coaster life? Now I don’t mean the ups and downs that are inevitable in life on this earth, I mean the “exclamation point” kind of life!! The “WHEWWWWWWWW!!! WHAAAAAHOOOO!!!!! That was AWESOME!” life?

Do we live the roller coaster life every, single day? The life that is JOYFUL all the way through. The life that despite the unknown curves is an adventure to embrace. The life that is only ours for a short time. The life that in reality is simply a vapor. It’s an adventure all right and we’ve never been promised anything else. It will have it’s ups and downs, twists and turns, unexpected mountains to “clickety-clack” up, but imagine the arrival into the eternal platform. The platform where it all began. Imagine getting off and hearing, “Well done! Well done LIFE rider.”

May we aspire to live “excalmation point” kind of lives, even if the merry-go-round is as far as you’ll go.

One life to live. Let us live OUTLOUD for Him.


{Welcome to WFW!}

There are very few rules, in fact the beauty of this ministry is the creative expression that God reveals Himself through. We marvel at the creativity that participants post! It’s a blessing!  We encourage the ” post behind the picture,” or the reflections that many of the participants share. We ask that for WFW that participants refrain from using non-biblical. If you’ve got the time we also encourage you to visit a few of the WFW contributors! It’s always a blessing to see the Scripture and story that creatively appear across the screen.

WFW is not about books, authors, artists… it’s about God and HIS WORD ONLY. WFW is about celebrating the gift of creativity through God’s Word and sharing the creative Word!

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Lori MacMath

Lori's daily mantra includes praying, "I will take it Lord, ALL you have to give," and a commitment to live out Colossians 3:17 daily. It's her prayer that the energy that fills her spirit be with her till her dying breath! Nearly two years ago, Lori traded the sauna of the Deep South, for the snow of Chicago. After 19 years in Atlanta, Lori has bought herself a coat and some winter boots and is ready for the NEXT adventure at Harvest Bible Chapel / Chicago West. She navigates this road with her husband of 26 years and they have 3 children, ranging in age from 17 - 22. She seeks daily to be creative and use the gifts the Lord has given her. With the heart of an artist and a spirit to live intentionally missional, Lori strives daily to see Him in all that surrounds her. Encouraging women on their daily walk with the Lord is her passion! She has recently stepped out into NEW territory with her husband in the inner city of Chicago. She is on staff at Harvest Chicago West, in the Austin neighborhood, where the Lord is opening her eyes to Urban Ministry and Discipleship. Lori and her husband also have a Business as Missions endeavor that helps empower women and missionaries around the world. She would be HONORED if you'd visit Hope Products International where providing HOPE to the world through fair trade and sustainable products. Lori has served in a number of roles over the years, ranging from Camp/Leadership Adventure Coordinator, a mid week Bible club for elementary and upper elementary students in a local public elementary school as well as being on staff at her church. She is excited in this season to watch the Lord unfold HIS plans for the next step on the journey. Helping others, loving others where they are and seeing the transforming power of Jesus is at the heart of all she does. Her heart for children, women and all those on the broken road is at the core of everything she does. She LOVES playing graphically and encouraging others through visual arts, and her passion for Discipleship is at the heart of all she does. It truly inspires her and fills her spirit.

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  1. I do love this Scripture – such precious words of encouragement for all of us as well as our kids and grandkids. Thank you for the uplifting Word-Filled Wednesday.

  2. Lori, I always love your posts! Your graphics speak volumes but so did this roller coaster post. Do I live everyday as an adventure to ride with joy? No. But I must put that in my thoughts when I awaken each morning.

  3. What a great analogy and I love the photo. But I have to say that the scripture you shared has given me hope and encouragement many times. God will complete the work He began in me!

    Bless you and happy WFW!

  4. I’m definitely the roller-coaster-ferris-wheel type of gal. isn’t it awesome how God made us all so unique. I love this… Yes, living out loud is the only way to live !!! Hallelujah!!!

  5. Praise God that He made each believer a new creation, and that He made each of our born-again lives an exciting new adventure! We never know where we’re headed next, but He does!
    God bless,



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