when words fail

Hearing about how Christians are being persecuted, tortured & killed for their faith hurts. For we are one body, one bride, one church in Jesus. And when one part of the body hurts, the whole body feels the pain. Sure, those closest to that part may feel it more intensely, but when the part isContinue reading “when words fail”

Sunday Psalm: Pressing In

God, no matter where I go I find You, for You never leave me… I just take my eyes of Your face. I am tired of wandering this desert of my own making. When I stop seeking the Source, I run dry. When I press in to Your Presence, You release the torrent of loveContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Pressing In”

its time to be still

I was anything but still today. What I got done today leaves me tired just thinking about it. And as usual, a few unexpected raised their heads and tried to unravel the day. My first reaction was to get ticked off. (Honesty before eloquence!) My second was to confirm a correct response (as sometimes theseContinue reading “its time to be still”

when the stable fills with wonder…the shepherds

There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has justContinue reading “when the stable fills with wonder…the shepherds”

lonely, so lonely

After losing this piece twice by trying to directly post it to Facebook, I have decided to press through and post it as my blog post for today. It relates to the Christmas story, so I am going to run with it 🙂 I bet Mary & Joseph felt very lonely in their separate situationsContinue reading “lonely, so lonely”

static

There is almost nothing more frustrating then trying to manually tune in your radio to only hear static instead of the station coming in loud and clear. Whether talk radio or preferred tunes, static grates on our nerves when we can’t access what we want. In older days, or if you live in an areaContinue reading “static”

A line…

We spend a great deal of time in a line. Image from: http://www.640toronto.com/files/2014/07/lineUp1.jpg At the grocery store, bank, registration, movie theater or fast food place… like sheep, we automatically join the cue and wait our turn. In Old Testament days, this even happened in the temple: lining up to enter, especially on holy days. LiningContinue reading “A line…”

home

…make myself at home in His love. – John 15:10 (MSG) Our true home is calling. Jesus came so we can have life in abundance here on earth, but the source of that life is eternal. God Himself. And once we decide to let Him in, He opens the doors to wonders we can onlyContinue reading “home”

let Him decide

Max Lucado- Let Him Decide There is an old song that still echoes in my mind from time to time “Take everything to God in prayer.” Most of us, if we are really, really honest with ourselves, go elsewhere first. To a touchable breathing live person. One we already know will be there for us,Continue reading “let Him decide”