25 Days of Christmas: Day 1

"But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.”  Luke 1:30  God found favor with a hidden teenager. She was not famous. Her family was not wealthy. She had not been trained for a great future. And yet, God found favor with her.We can see the heart of … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas: Day 1

He Gives Us More Grace

"Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness."Luke 11:34 NIV This branch is from my Flowering Almond bush. It has had its share of suffering and disease. At one point, several … Continue reading He Gives Us More Grace

Shadows in the Stillness

Wow. Sometimes when I look in the mirror, I wonder who it is that stares at me.  When did the eyes sink low, and the grey paint this hair? Do you ever feel that way?The years flow swiftly and my heart has troublekeeping pace.But there is ONE who sees with eyes that are true,and HE would call me … Continue reading Shadows in the Stillness

The Stillness of Poetry, Part 2

"Be Thou my Sun, my selfishness destroy,Thy atmosphere of Love be all my joy;Thy Presence be my sunshine ever bright,My soul the little mote that lives but in Thy light."--Gerhard TersteegenOn such a day as this, with our Land facing such inner turmoil, my own heart is choosing to look up,to remain in that place ofStillness … Continue reading The Stillness of Poetry, Part 2