The Gardener Plants

    Sitting around the table with a few of my loved ones, the conversation had shifted to the gardens around our homes. As my friend's suffering eyes transformed with a glow when she described her home, I heard myself speaking an answer,   "You've planted your soul in the ground of that place."   … Continue reading The Gardener Plants

God-Sight

Have you ever felt hidden and unseen?     Over these many months, now years,  of medication failures I have felt the pain of being minimized and unseen. And yet, God has placed such comfort for me in surprising places. When we walked into the office of my small-town General Physician last week, the nurse … Continue reading God-Sight

Delighting in Weaknesses

Not long ago a friend and I were pondering the mystery of how Christ opens our hearts to His strength in our weaknesses, how He transforms us in the deepest of places. From that pondering came a story, an allegory from my own past. May Jesus bless you as you read the story of my … Continue reading Delighting in Weaknesses

The Bowed Down Ones

    Her pain weighed her down Unable to stand She yet pressed in, At the Temple She bowed low.   “Daughter,” He cried, “Arise, be made whole!” Out of the crowd gathered There at the courts He called her forth.   Jesus saw her shame As the Pharisees Condemned Sited the rules To quench … Continue reading The Bowed Down Ones

He Will Carry Us

    Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave … Continue reading He Will Carry Us

The Song of the Father

      Over 20 years ago I had a dream that is still crystal clear in my mind today. In the dream, I was carrying a baby, and walking through a church parking lot. Standing under the awning at the Church's entrance was an older man who was singing this song:   I will … Continue reading The Song of the Father

Is Your Song Waning?

Last week my husband and I took a short drive to our favorite spot on the lake to test out my new wheelchair on the short paved path there. Tears came as he pushed me past the late-season wildflowers.  I've not been able to get outside on that path all summer, and it felt so … Continue reading Is Your Song Waning?

Compassion Never Failing

  If you follow me on Instagram then you would have seen this great blessing that came to me this week:     The Lord overwhelmed me with the gift of a new wheelchair through a dear friend! And then another friend mailed me the beautiful mug that expressed my cup-of-joy heart overflowing with gratitude … Continue reading Compassion Never Failing

Marvelous & Terrific

    Pain terrific falls I cry out from drowning, "Come Marvelous Savior!"   From terrific waves Pain washes my soul and I Find marvelous birth --bg   After a weekend of intense pain flares, these word prompts of "Marvelous & Terrific" for the #HaikuChallenge offered at Ronovan Writes struck my heart so deeply. The … Continue reading Marvelous & Terrific

The Longings of God

    As my days have been stilled, often I am set to thinking of the days gone before. The days were so different than now, overflowing with fullness and schedules and laughter and work.   So many comings and goings. . . intense relationships begun and then pulled away, for reasons too numerous to … Continue reading The Longings of God