the gifts along the path

I wanted the gift of the shortest and easiest path. Instead, He gave me the gift of holding me close and strengthening me for the hard path. It took me a long time to understand that both were gifts. And as I embraced the second, my need for the first lost its tormenting grip. –Continue reading “the gifts along the path”

Sunday Psalm: King of my heart

King of my heart, I am lost in wonder at the sight of such a love shining so bright I am Yours You are mine. King of my heart How I long for more of You to overtake the space within Til I am all Yours and You are mine Oh how Your love glowsContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: King of my heart”

love in action

Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. –Philippians 2:2-4 MSG Living in communityContinue reading “love in action”

remember

It is Remembrance day in Canada today.  I am so thankful to our soldiers who pursue justice at great cost to themselves, some even to death, to take a stand for freedom and to protect people in need. I have met a few over the years, and each one was changed after having served. BothContinue reading “remember”

Do you overcome your problems or do you let them overcome you?

Some people are overcome by problems. Others overcome problems. -Max Lucado Which kind of people are you? Do you sink down overcome when things get tough or do you rise to overcome? Everything could overcome you if you let it, for this is an amazing world full of both wonder and wildness. Full of peopleContinue reading “Do you overcome your problems or do you let them overcome you?”

Paid in Full

I’ve wiped the slate of all your wrongdoings. There’s nothing left of your sins.Come back to Me, come back. I’ve redeemed you. Isaiah 44:22 MSG You know that list you have been keeping in secret? That running tab of all the wrongs you have done? All the things you failed at, failed to do orContinue reading “Paid in Full”

Sunday Psalm: not just spoken

Your love is not just a spoken love although You made sure to record it in Your Word Your love is not a distant one as You made sure to display it in Your Creation for all to see Your love is not a woosy love as You made known on the cross lifting YourContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: not just spoken”

Sunday Psalm: Worthy

I crawl humbly towards Your throne on my knees before You Mighty God, Maker of the Heavens & Earth, my head bowed low as I approach. Overwhelmed by Your beautiful Holiness, Majesty & Mighty. All glory, honor, praise & adoration belongs to You! No sooner have i entered Your Presence then You rush towards meContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Worthy”

God is…unconditional

God so loved the WORLD (and each one living on it) that He gave up His only Son, Jesus, to die for ALL their wrongs & mistakes and make them whole again. Anyone who believes in Jesus & accepts this love giving gift will become His Beloved, forever. John 3:16 (paraphrase mine) Your name’s  included.Continue reading “God is…unconditional”