I Want to Love Him So Much

Many years ago during a sermon, Dr. Curtis Hutson made the statement “I want to love Jesus so much that when I look up into Heaven and say ‘I love you’, He’ll look down and say ‘I know’.”  Those words have stuck with me through the years.  To me they speak of showing love rather…

Challenge for Spring

Yesterday it was a speck of green; Today, a proud shoot pushes through the spring loam. After winter’s rest, the bulb seeks the light. No hesitancy in its pursuit, visible to all, it grows toward its goal – a flower. The plant is my challenge to make my quest of light as courageous, my growth…

My God is Faithful and True

Everywhere I look I see confusion – Conflict in the things we say and do. My heart struggles with the music vocalized by voices untrue. Still, my heart hopes in each morning as dawn’s colors shatter the night. In God’s embrace I am covered by grace, His faithfulness is my guiding light. My God is…

God Is

When the quilt of life unfolds and I can’t understand the intricacies and patterns of the Father’s plan, He calls me to look beyond the circumstances I face and live with confidence, because I know God is grace. When the night of confusion falls and my heart gropes to find and comprehend the path of…

From Rags to Riches

Wrapped in the pharisaical robes of my own perceived righteousness, I fall prostrate before the Face of holiness – realizing my clothing is just dirty rags that fail to cover my nakedness in the light of His presence. I cry, like blind Bartimaeus, “Lord, have mercy on me!” Jesus washes me clean through the blood of…

Faithful One

I Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (ESV) Faithful God – awakening the sunrise, brightening the dark skies, resplendent in Your joy. Faithful God – sending down the raindrops, covering the green crops, providing constantly. Faithful God – the colors of Your…

I Go to the Mountain

I run to the mountain; my feet swiftly go. I run to the hillcrest for this place I know. I run from the valley the noise and the fray. My heart seeks its peace on the hilltop, away. For there on the mountain my soul is at rest, and there I discover new strength for…

My Everyday Story

Leaves glisten in the sunlight. Trees stretch to catch each ray. Birds dart in the shadows. What a glorious day! Just to praise Him – lift up my voice, sing of His honor and glory. I will shout out, Jesus is King! This is my everyday story. Stream flowing through the woodland; Fish flit along…