[Watch and pray] This morning, as I sat and meditated on the words that I'd just read in Exodus, some familiar words that Jesus spoke to His disciples came to my mind: "Watch and pray so you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak" (Matthew 26:41) Here, Jesus … Continue reading Slowly but Surely
[To gain Christ] I’ve never been an athlete, so Physical Education was always one of my poorest subjects. I just wasn’t gifted this way. It’s no accident that I was one of those kids who was always picked last for the team. I Get It Who wants someone who’s particularly weak and unskilled as a … Continue reading Physical Education
In the spring There's a spring In my step Once again. When the world bursts with life Dead revived Bud and stem. In the spring Comes the song As the Lark Builds her nest. Nature thrives Blooms arrive No more still nether rest. In the Spring Rain brings life Evermore Yet … Continue reading Till it’s Clear spring has Sprung
[Letting go and allowing God: beauty for ashes] It was an ongoing theme in television and movies (maybe it still is. I don't know), to burn something as a ritualistic symbol of letting go and moving on. Fire is destructive, so it makes for a great visual and metaphorical expression of release. Growing up on … Continue reading Into the Fire
[The Lord gives me strength and makes me sing] As we drove to church yesterday morning the song that was playing over the radio spoke volumes to me. The song that played was this: “Whom Shall I Fear? (God of Angel Armies),” sung by Chris Tomlin. The thing is I have had fear. In … Continue reading Made to Fly?
[We had great burdens there...] From the moment I learned that an Ebenezer stone was a stone that signifies God's help (1 Samuel 7:12 ), I was intrigued by the concept of using stones as a reminder. I wanted one! I wanted my very own Ebenezer stone! Maybe it's a bit quirky, but it inspired … Continue reading So That We’d Trust In God