Preserved in the Wilderness

  Blazing sun  Glaring sand  Baking heat  The Wilderness prevailed.   Burning pain  Stumbling gait  Weary heart  The Wilderness consumed.   Wandering warriors Hiding caves David’s men The Wilderness protected.   When the curse fell on me When the evil one shouted I saw the shadows of defeated soldiers Huddled in the back of the … Continue reading Preserved in the Wilderness

Who Goes Between?

Has your heart been stirred with a longing to help those who are far away and in such heavy need? Maybe it's the heartbreaking news coming in from the Texas flooding?Or maybe it's the concern over those you love who are in difficult places? One morning recently, I was overcome by the beauty of the Morning Glories … Continue reading Who Goes Between?

Breathe

Breathe, He said to meAs my harried soul jumpedFrom one thought to the nextAnd my carried over burdensJumped from now to then.                                       Breathe, He said to meAs His whispered breath flutteredOnto my thoughtsAnd His gentle yoked peaceFilled slowly the crevices.Breathe, He said to meAs words called from the mistAbove my raging stormAnd Humbled Heart learningDrew … Continue reading Breathe

When Freedom Walks In

The mind has Corners and cranniesWhere hidden lieMemoriesThe heart wantsUncoveringFrom carryingThe burden Where can they meet?Heart and mindLike oil and waterRefuse to mix.Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.Hebrews 4:13 NIV A child sat on the side of the … Continue reading When Freedom Walks In

Holy Ground

groundedhere in this sandquick sandit feelsdays run togetherwhen dutieslong stilledecho the hallschanging plansi follow thesunmete out mymomentsseeking afirmness wanting astrength ilose my clenchingfind what wasmissing seek what islosinglife laid downLORD of the moment heholds me beneathwhere groundshiftsi watch him plantseeds inmy feet standinggroundsand shiftingand life ishere bloomingwatered from wellspringing upHOLY GROUND “'Do not come any closer,' God said. 'Take … Continue reading Holy Ground

52 Commands of Jesus for Children

  (In exchange for my review, the author provided this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."  All opinions are purely my own)"Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: 'God authorized and commanded me … Continue reading 52 Commands of Jesus for Children

Jewels in His Hand

The amethyst bloomson this Catmintin my gardenwere shining likebeautiful jewelsthis morning.And last night's versewas made all the morereal for me:The Lord their God will save his people on that day    as a shepherd saves his flock.They will sparkle in his land    like jewels in a crown. Zechariah 9:16 NIVInto a week filled with both weariness and blessings, and an … Continue reading Jewels in His Hand