song in the storm

Song in the Storm Rain flows on the roof Stilling my anxious thoughts from Spinning through the pain Thunder rolls above Lightning flashes my soul from Sleeping in the dark   Spirit wakens me Revealing in the storm from Thanksgiving my song. --bg   At midnight I rise to give you thanks     for your righteous … Continue reading song in the storm

Name above All Names

John 17:1 NIV   Since the middle of August, my daily Bible reading has consisted of one chapter, the same single chapter. Yes, you heard me correctly, and no, I have not just quit my reading after that first day's "chapter-a-day requirement" was finished. 🙂 For years now, I have asked the Lord where He … Continue reading Name above All Names

Have Mercy on me Oh God

From the middle of the storm, a poem was birthed. The words are few but given for any who wonder at the waves they face. His compassion pours forth, and OH! His love comes rushing when each child calls.   Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great … Continue reading Have Mercy on me Oh God

You Have Need of Patience

  I had started this post a week ago, the thoughts echoing through my mind, thinking I understood what the lesson was all about. . . . Patience . . . it was a "hard word" that I heard from the Lord almost a year ago. On that day at the Doctor's office, the Rheumatologist … Continue reading You Have Need of Patience

A Love that Lasts

This past week my friend Meghan Weyerbacher published her first book, a contemporary romance that tells the story of how love grows in the heart. It's available by clicking here to go to Amazon, or you can copy the link in the photo below to go to Meghan's landing page on her blog. Meghan manages to draw … Continue reading A Love that Lasts

Mercy in the Withering

  At the back edge of my daughter's yard there stands a gnarled, withered old apple tree. When I spent several days with her last week, I found myself drawn to this tree each morning.  It was the aging of the fruit scattered on the ground and the withering of the leaves that felt familiar … Continue reading Mercy in the Withering

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

A Letter to my Friends

Hello, My Friend, I am so thankful that you asked how I was doing the other day. You see, on many days it’s hard for me to get out, and I really do appreciate your concern. Sometimes when people look at me, it’s hard to tell that anything difficult is going on because much of … Continue reading A Letter to my Friends