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
Four and a half years. That's how long God asked me to stay with a Doctor who treated me as if I did not know my own body, as if I was somehow less than his other patients, as if these reactions and side effects were my own fault. As the results … Continue reading waiting
The Miracle of Mystery
The miracles rise Ever slowly to our eyes Hidden comes alive Resurrection Morn Sunrise filters glowingly Life has burst its chains --bg You may remember my post from last month, where I wondered about a mystery Amaryllis, given to me many years ago, and how it had never bloomed, despite … Continue reading The Miracle of Mystery
Treasures from the Sands
When the season of Lent coincides with my own season of pain, there can seem to be nothing left that I might offer to the ONE who bore so much for me. The questions came at me one morning this week as I felt the weight of my weaknesses bearing down once more. The answer … Continue reading Treasures from the Sands
From the Corner
This past week God brought another old song to my memory, and had me revisit an old post from August of 2016. You can read it by clicking here In that post, I talked about being a corner-sitter. How I've always been a corner-sitter, "I’ve a confession to make. I am a corner-sitter. Have … Continue reading From the Corner
Is it possible to be poured out and yet be more full than before? Is there a fire that quenches thirsting? These are questions that have haunted me. The first one was a longing that rested deep in my heart throughout so many years of serving. After giving and giving and serving and serving, I … Continue reading Compassion
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10 NASB Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, and I am thrilled to know that some of my favorite charities will be offered matching gifts by generous donors. Read through to … Continue reading The Offering
Endless Lack or Holy Fullness?
When the Doctor said "have patience" again, I felt that my life was in Re-run phase. When the doubts rolled in like November clouds, I saw my heart settling in to the fog. When the pain flowed in and trickled out, I heard my soul losing the song. But when Jesus stepped … Continue reading Endless Lack or Holy Fullness?