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

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

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

Small Dinners

Photo by Valeria Boltneva on Pexels.com better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fatted calf with hatred. Proverbs 15:17 I'm thinking about the havens we create. What we allow in and what we say no thank you to. What we compromise on and what we hold our ground on. What is… Continue reading Small Dinners

Nourish and Flourish

The last couple of years I've left behind the ritual of making New Year resolutions for something more vague yet focused which is a weird combination. Just a word or two, maybe a short sentence. I don't really set all the particulars. It's just a word to keep in mind as I make decisions in… Continue reading Nourish and Flourish