Reflecting…

My friend asked  me to pray for her that she would be a blessing to the people she was going to be with today. Praying for her as I arrived at the lake, this sight greeted me. I snapped a photo and sent it to her with the following message: The “stiller” you are, the…

Red Floaty Things and Grace

From my chair a good 50 yards away I see it – a bright red spot in the middle of the mess of algae along the shore of the lake. They tell me they don’t put chemicals in the lake anymore, so while the fish are coming back and the lake is actually healthier in…

God Speaks Without Words

This morning the reading from Psalms was this passage from Psalm 19 and I remembered the displays of God’s greatness I have seen at my lake. And I share them here with Lishsa Epperson and the “Give Me Grace” Community. Psalm 19:1-4 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his…

Taste/See

Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Sitting by the lake with my granola bar and my ½ decaf/ ½ hot water/extra milk/two Splenda coffee God reminds of something I already know. He’s like that when we pay attention. He likes to speak…

Praise

It’s been a hard week with my dad. Dementia is a wicked thing. The grace in the day was spending time in at my quiet lake, meditating on Psalm 27:4-6- seeking his face, gazing on his beauty, finding myself safe in his shelter and the ability to sing and make music to the Lord. because if…

where the wind blows

Psalm 143:8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.   Yesterday the gentle breeze blew the ripples on top of the water to the northeast. Today the wind blows them to the southeast. Lord, let my life…

waiting on God and unanswered questions

“Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question.”  Elizabeth Elliot These words introduced our “Silence” last Sunday morning, and I thought of this post from a couple years ago.  I update it here with this quote and share it again. There is as much uncertainty/as many unanswered questions…

Close to the Source – summer at the Lake

Today  (3/18/2014) as I read Reclaiming A Redeemed Life Blog by Holly Barrett,, I was reminded of my own journey in “darkness” this past year.  I am linking one of my recent posts with Holly’s  post  on the times when things seem so dark and God seems far away.  Click HERE  to read her post…