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
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
“… and in the morning dew lay around the camp. And when the dew had gone up, there was on the face of the wilderness a fine, flake-like thing, fine as frost on the ground. Then the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it… Continue reading What Is It?
"It doesn't have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don't try to make them elaborate, this isn't a contest but a doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak."… Continue reading The Ease Of Being Invited To Simply Pray
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are you ways My ways," says the Lord. "For as the rain comes down , and the snow from heaven, and does not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth the bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to… Continue reading Some Things About God
Then the Lord said to Satan, " have you considered My servant Job that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and shuns evil." Job 1:8 It's fascinating that this was never part of the sermon or Sunday School lesson. At least as far as I… Continue reading Being Considered by God