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
When questions swirl hereFloat like hazy fog of mornWill my heart trust love?As I woke to a fog that covered everything in sight, I thought of the questions that faced me when this Rheumatoid Disease first struck. And I thought of the questions raised this week when Jayber decided that Seminary was not for him, … Continue reading Are Questions Allowed?
"And then an old woman I knew as Aunt Cordie gathered me up without asking and sat down in the rocking chair and held me and let me cry. She had on a coarse black sweater over a black dress that reached to her shoetops and a black hat with little white and blue flowers … Continue reading Revival
The rains were falling steadily all night, and as I saw a break this morning, I was drawn outside to witness the sparkling of the drops as they caressed the new growth on the peonies: Have you ever been thirsty?I am speaking about the kind of thirstingwhere you feel so thirsty there is a fainting in … Continue reading The Living Water
They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you … Continue reading Look Up!
Have you explored Biblical Lament? I must admit, when I first read this phrase recently, I thought it sounded just a bit antiquated, for another era or time. However, I've been part of an amazing book launch, Discovering Hope, by Cindee Snider Re , (more will be coming on this next week,) and I have … Continue reading A Season of Perseverance
"Let others tell of storms and showers,I’ll only mark your sunny hours." I have always loved sundials. Maybe it's because my Grandma loved that particular sundial quote, and spoke of it in her writings. I have a treasured collection of her stories that she wrote in the quiet evenings after her long days of farming. So … Continue reading The Sundial
Isaiah 55:1212 years . . . That's how long we've lived in Wisconsin.First-time home-owners.My husband joined in with the scores of suburban commuters, on that long-ago day in August, 2004. You see, for the other 26 years of our marriage, we often lived on the edge. College gave way to Children's Pastoring which gave way to … Continue reading Go Out With Joy
(In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising," I was given this book to offer an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.) Today is the release date for a great book that I've been reading as part of its Launch … Continue reading Gratitude
Morning Glory -- Glory of the MorningMy prayer this morning, from Suzie Eller's book, "Come With Me" "Jesus, thank you that I am your beloved disciple. As I sit at your feet, teach me. Let your words spring to life inside of me and take root. May I live what I believe in greater measure as I … Continue reading Morning Glory