In the Shadow of His Hand

  I crave sunshine.   Even though I can easily become over-heated, I still follow the sunshine around, and refuse to pull all of the blinds closed during the hot summer time.   I crave the light.   During the long dark days of winter, you might find me leaving lights on in an empty … Continue reading In the Shadow of His Hand

Die Before You Die

Today marks the 100th post I've written for this blog! Wow, I feel like I should be celebrating. When I obeyed the prompting of Jesus to write out my thoughts on living this Journey with Rheumatoid Arthritis, I little knew the adventures He had planned for me.  Opening my heart to post the trials and … Continue reading Die Before You Die

Stillness

I sat on the bridgestill as a stoneAnd watched the fishdarting and dashingunder the rocksand into the shadows.  And my heart felt as one knew the quiverthat a stirring in the watercould bring. Two and a half years ago, when my man and I walked to that bridge, I did not realize that I had already begun this … Continue reading Stillness

Day 2: The Place of Listening

Where can I go to find a place to Listen?Where can I find the noise is stilled andmy heart is ready to hear? Only in quietness and trust. Isaiah 30:15 "This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength"It seems that … Continue reading Day 2: The Place of Listening

Humiliation vs. Humbleness

I am linking up with Bonnie Gray and her book, Finding Spiritual Whitespace, again. As she explored the thought of Rest as it relates to being alone with Jesus, she re-told the story of the Mount of Transfiguration, and the Disciples seeing the Glory of Jesus shining before them (Can you imagine being witness to … Continue reading Humiliation vs. Humbleness

The Walls of Winter

  "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." --Albert Camus    Standing outside, feeling the sun warm my winter-weary soul today, I almost cried as I tasted the air of spring on my tongue.    What does winter taste like?  I never realized that I would … Continue reading The Walls of Winter

Retreat: Resting with Jesus

. . . I am a rag doll washed up on the shore of a distant island . . .   "Could it be that you have been brought here, to this place, as a kind of retreat?" It's the latest question my Counselor asked of me.   But this retreat has a shameful feeling to me … Continue reading Retreat: Resting with Jesus

Body and Soul: A Truce

  "Roll thy cares, and thyself with them, as one burden all on thy God."  --R. Leighton   "Whatever the care which breaks thy rest, Whatever the wish that swells thy breast, Spread before God that wish that care, And change anxiety to prayer."  --Anon.   The care that breaks my rest?  The anxiety that storms … Continue reading Body and Soul: A Truce

The Still Small Voice

I used to think that I was fairly good at listening to that still, small voice of the Lord speaking to me.  I mean, I followed that voice when He led me on a cross-country move!  Several times, in fact! Didn't that mean I was "proficient" in God-Speak?   Apparently not. It seems I still … Continue reading The Still Small Voice