love of God

To Him Who Is Able

This verse keeps showing up lately. A morning devotional before a day worth of doubts set in, it was there. In a writing group workshop, someone quoted it from a different translation. Lately, God has been showing me, reminding me of how He alone rescues. The Lord gives tender treatment. The enemy of our soul […]

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Knowing And Doing What Is Good

Over the weekend I participated in a writers retreat. It was with the writing community, Flourish Writers, that I have been a member of for the last year and a half. A writing community is truly a blessing. I highly recommend being in one if you are writer. At the same time I was learning […]

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I Believe; Help My Unbelief

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 that blessing and cursing should not come from the same mouth. But the heart pours out of the mouth […]

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The Peace of the Ever-Present God

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 I feel a little safer trying to imitate. I would never pick Paul. A man content in any circumstance. A man who needed to be blind […]

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God Walking In The Cool Of The Evening

  We were always meant to work. That is why the desire is in each of us. We all want to create and tend, to build and multiply all that we have been given. Even the lazy among us has a desire for the results of work. There is just a disconnect in what they […]

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The Unraveling Of The Day

Because sometimes I don’t know how my day needs to unravel until I begin my conversation with my heavenly Father. What will He reveal? Often it is the same thing from Thursday or the same things that were revealed on a random January afternoon. I am on this path of loving Him. And if I […]

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Love Deeply

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 and can probably recite them. They are eager to die for Jesus. But a lot like Peter and the disciples after him proclaimed: Peter said to […]

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The Uncontainable God

Uncontainable. The attribute I find the most comforting is this, His omnipresence. The human idea we can keep Him sequestered in only certain corners of life and the world, reminds me of how much at times I want to hide away or even go as far as denying Him existing right there beside me in […]

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