The Comfort of Being Hemmed In

You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon mePsalm 139:5 I love small jewel box type rooms. The ones Victorian houses are famous for. Every room is it's own sequestered nook. No modern day open floor plan where all the family activities are done in the same big open space.… Continue reading The Comfort of Being Hemmed In

If I Walk Into The Bramble

"What if sometimes there be mist and fogs so thick I cannot see the path? It is enough that you hold my hand, and guide me in the darkness; for walking with you in the gloom is far sweeter and safer than walking alone in the sunlight!" -Susannah Spurgeon It is not that God hides… Continue reading If I Walk Into The Bramble

Clarity of Winter

"And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way. Walk in it." When you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21 Clarity seems to come when we get quiet. When we clear away dying things that are no longer useful. When we stop asking… Continue reading Clarity of Winter

Hope

Not that we loved God but that He loved us. 1 John 4:10 When life seems up to the determination of other humans, in a world where a soul can be to small to matter, life is cheapened. A life's existence seems to hinge on how much space you take up. The grief stricken saint… Continue reading Hope

Building Houses

The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands. Proverbs 14:1 Wisdom builds a house. By understanding this house is brought forth from obscurity, it becomes known as a home. An established place made of comforts. A place to rest and heal when sick. A warm space for… Continue reading Building Houses

Letting God Give Good Gifts

"...faith is the gaze of a soul upon a saving God." -A.W. Tozer Instead of telling Him all our preferences. Why not let Him surprise us with goodness? His good and perfect gifts. The kind of gifts that take us aback, take our breath away, because we had no idea God loved us so much… Continue reading Letting God Give Good Gifts

The Dwelling of Wisdom and Prudence

Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice?Proverbs 8:1 On a morning that I was seeking practical, how to live in wisdom today sort of advice, I opened the book of Proverbs. I wondered why I could not hear her crying out. I'm sure you know how the mind works. You think… Continue reading The Dwelling of Wisdom and Prudence

Incline Your Heart

Sin comes when we take a perfectly natural desire or longing or ambition and try desperately to fulfill it without God. Not only is it sin, it is a perverse distortion of the image of the Creator in us. All these good things, and all our security, are rightly found only and completely in Him- St. Augustine… Continue reading Incline Your Heart

God’s Unchanging Love

Because I know in the deep recesses of my mind that as much as anyone loves me, ultimately they are not God and neither am I. Love can change. People change, I change, we can all be unlovable ourselves as well as unable to love others at times. But God never changes. God is not… Continue reading God’s Unchanging Love

All the Life and Work Given To You.

Katherine Mansfield while ill was writing in her diary reasons to stay alive, she wrote: “Now Katherine, what do you mean by health? And what do you want it for? Answer: By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing, life in close contact with those I love... Then I want… Continue reading All the Life and Work Given To You.