love of God

Come Before Winter

It is the first of December. The end of the year. December seems slow and tempts me with thoughts of joining in the fun of winding down, celebrating an anniversary, filling my oven with chocolate chip cookies, listening to Christmas music, walking outside where the air feels crisp and clear. December does not lack its […]

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How To Safely Cross The Street

I know they are there behind me and if I run they will too. They are truth stolen and fear rewarded, hope declined and love destroyed. Then there is faith, “the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) Faith is a collision of spiritual and physical. Divine and human nature […]

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Being Beloved On The Journey

I want to remember why I started writing within this space. Beneath the heading, Being Beloved. It has been three years now. Three years so far of walks and talks, reading words, and writing about it all. I think I started this for myself, to keep track of what I see as God’s love marking […]

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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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