When We Need To Be Reminded Of The Personal Relationship With Our Heavenly Father

Sometimes when I just want familiarity I put aside the shiny new things and reach for the old torn worn and written upon. This year I've been reading the chronological bible because this is something I've wanted to do for years. This bible is full of interesting historical elements blended in with the books of… Continue reading When We Need To Be Reminded Of The Personal Relationship With Our Heavenly Father

I Believe; Help My Unbelief

Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:24 This verse keeps going through my mind lately. The short last part, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.." Within two breaths I say I believe, but also I don't believe. It reminds me of James saying… Continue reading I Believe; Help My Unbelief

The Peace of the Ever-Present God

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9 I read this verse this morning and my first thought was an image of a man floating in the ocean at night after a shipwreck. There are some saints… Continue reading The Peace of the Ever-Present God

Love Deeply

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal." 1Corinthians 13:1 I'm sure we have all come across people that have knowledge and they even act upon that knowledge. They help the needy and the poor. They know the laws… Continue reading Love Deeply

When The Almighty Hides Us

"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most HighShall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:1 I read a story from Corrie Ten Boom in her book, A Prisoner And Yet. Corrie tells about her experience of… Continue reading When The Almighty Hides Us

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

Focused VS. Simplified

In answer to a search for a simpler lifestyle, I have found focusing the Christian life, not simplifying it to be key.Jean Fleming - Between Walden and the Whirlwind I have to admit in some ways I love minimalist, simplicity, eating farm to table, the capsule wardrobe. There is a classic elegance, a graceful way… Continue reading Focused VS. Simplified

Whatever Things Are True

Because there are still truths that in spite of being pushed into the darkness eventually come to light. There are people that tell the truth even when it makes them look bad or not as smart as someone else. Isn't this a space of beauty in the inner person, in the motivation of the heart.… Continue reading Whatever Things Are True

You Are Beloved

First and foremost is God's love for us. If I can live, work, rest, create, love others, essentially do all I do from this center of knowledge -that I am a beloved child of God; I believe then I will realize and fulfill all that God so lovingly and carefully created me for. I know… Continue reading You Are Beloved

The Storied Home

It reminded me that God wants us to enjoy His creation, and that we can have a part in “creating” by “breathing” life into the raw materials He’s given us to work with. Her words were a reminder of why I do what I do. I hope the things I enjoy, like gardening, writing, or… Continue reading The Storied Home