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…

A Safe Place

Psalm 61 –  When my heart is overwhelmed,  and my strength can’t carry me, When the darkness presses down, and Your light my eyes can’t see Lord, I lift my heart to You Reaching for Your mighty hand. You are mercy; You are truth. In Your grace I stand.   All Your mercies never fail….

Here I Raise My Ebenezer

I love the old hymn Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.  I especially love the phrase that reads “Here I raise my Ebenezer; Hither by Thy help I’m come.”  That part of the song is a reference to the story found in I Samuel 7, particularly verse 14. I Samuel 7:14 Then Samuel took a stone, and…

Solid Ground

Everyday my life is changing; New ambitions steal my heart. Everyday this world is calling me to hurry, take a part in all the expectations that pull me from His way. God, my Father, never changes. True and Faithful is His name. From beginning to the end of my days He is always, always the…

Anticipation

Anticipation – The calling of my heart to that which lies beyond me; Eternal shores that beckon saying there is more to come. Anticipation – The subtle distant feeling – not quite sorrow, not quite joy – but a knowing in my heart that I am not yet home. Anticipation – Looking forward to a…

SHINE!

Morning Star, sweet Light of Heaven, Life and Love that shine on me, Let Your Glory be my beacon now and for eternity. As Your brightness splits my darkness, As Your life is born in me, Let my life be pure reflection – Your grace visible in me. Let Your light shine in and through…

What Can I Give?

Mark 14:8  She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. What a powerful commendation – she has done what she could. So often I focus on what I can not do, but God only calls me to do what I can. Make no mistake, if you…

Muddy Boots, Muddy Lives

No mother alive has not dealt with the problem of muddy boots.  You clean the floor; they track in dirt.  You sweep again; there is still more dirt.  Clean floors require unrelenting diligence.  Couldn’t they just leave their shoes at the door?  One would think so, but it just doesn’t happen. Muddy boots don’t just…