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

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

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

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

Kindness

My kindness shall not depart from you. Isaiah 54:10 When I first became a Christian, around 15 years old, I remember hearing a lot about changing your life to be more Christ-like. Before I rushed into any big change I thought I would ask God to be specific. So, I prayed He would show me… Continue reading Kindness

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