When We Need To Be Reminded Of The Personal Relationship With Our Heavenly Father

Sometimes when I just want familiarity I put aside the shiny new things and reach for the old torn worn and written upon. This year I've been reading the chronological bible because this is something I've wanted to do for years. This bible is full of interesting historical elements blended in with the books of… Continue reading When We Need To Be Reminded Of The Personal Relationship With Our Heavenly Father

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 Peace of the Ever-Present God

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9 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… Continue reading The Peace of the Ever-Present God

God Walking In The Cool Of The Evening

photo by gabriel-jimenez unsplash She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.” Proverbs 31:16 (ESV 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… Continue reading God Walking In The Cool Of The Evening

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

All the Life and Work Given To You.

Katherine Mansfield while ill was writing in her diary reasons to stay alive, she wrote: “Now Katherine, what do you mean by health? And what do you want it for? Answer: By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing, life in close contact with those I love... Then I want… Continue reading All the Life and Work Given To You.

Constant Grace

As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.   For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you,    and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:1-2 You know the way… Continue reading Constant Grace

Notes on a Poem

Lines Last after Chris Rice ● ● ● It was the very last lines Of “Our Best Minds” That compelled me to risk: Return prodigal pen to poetry. “Where are you now?” he wrote. You with the great art in you, where are you? “Withering unknown on your dying bed Because you were afraid to… Continue reading Notes on a Poem