With the Mourning

God asks his servants to do hard things, to live difficult lives, sometimes experience pain and heartache, he asks us to swim through affliction. We all know this as Christians. He uses these things to change us, like a carving knife changes a sculpture. But what we sometimes forget is that God often brings us…

Still God.

Why does the psalmist tell us in Psalm 46 to: “be still and know that He is God?”  because stillness is a most difficult position to assume; contrary to the idea of peace, being what all men desire, stillness is a time of silence and barrenness in which  we forget such things as sovereignty and…

one small step in my faith place

Some thoughts on optimism and stepping out in faith I’m excited. It could be that I am hungry and planning a really yummy Mexican dish for dinner. I can’t remember that it’s tasty, except I trust my handwriting which I found in big letters across the page, which read “awesome”. I could be excited just…

Blind Bartimaeus

The world around me without glasses or contacts is a foggy night, a blurry, desert mirage. I feel vulnerable, helpless and ignorant when I can’t see. Years ago I had an eye doctor who called me, ‘the village blind girl’. It doesn’t always occur to me, because I have corrective lenses, I’ve accepted my condition…

Faith Substances

It was that way when I was trying to get pregnant for the first time. I had no control over the outcome each month. I had these little ,soft ,blue booties in the top drawer of my dresser. Every morning, while getting dressed, I would think of them being filled out with chubby little feet and…

before

6-9-2010 There is a place of dry sand before the throne of God, where wilderness heat scorches your feet instead of soft cool sod there is a place where desert winds blow strong against your tent you'll eat your bread with covered head before the blessing sent we must not complain of little rain of…