I Believe; Help My Unbelief

Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:24 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… Continue reading I Believe; Help My Unbelief

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… Continue reading The Unraveling Of The Day

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

If I Walk Into The Bramble

"What if sometimes there be mist and fogs so thick I cannot see the path? It is enough that you hold my hand, and guide me in the darkness; for walking with you in the gloom is far sweeter and safer than walking alone in the sunlight!" -Susannah Spurgeon It is not that God hides… Continue reading If I Walk Into The Bramble

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

Hope

Not that we loved God but that He loved us. 1 John 4:10 When life seems up to the determination of other humans, in a world where a soul can be to small to matter, life is cheapened. A life's existence seems to hinge on how much space you take up. The grief stricken saint… Continue reading Hope

Letting God Give Good Gifts

"...faith is the gaze of a soul upon a saving God." -A.W. Tozer Instead of telling Him all our preferences. Why not let Him surprise us with goodness? His good and perfect gifts. The kind of gifts that take us aback, take our breath away, because we had no idea God loved us so much… Continue reading Letting God Give Good Gifts

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

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

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