A Floating Leaf, Being Carried and Rest

It’s the first thing I notice as I walk up to my favorite place at the lake this morning – a brown leaf floating in the water. (The fact I am even out here this morning is a big deal. I’d rather stay up late and sleep in. Yet the rest of my world doesn’t…

The Sun vs. The Fog

May the Light of Your Son pierce through the fog that forms for me and for those I love. ******* Linking this week with Kelli Woodword and Unforced Rhythms Lisha Epperson and Give Me Grace Community

Be Still . . . Be Quiet

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 Sometimes what my soul needs is to sit quietly. Absorbing the sounds of rippling water, I have no agenda no prayer requests. I have been eyeing this quiet nook a couple times a week, all summer long. Often I have considered how I might get…

Still Water, Lilies and Trust

There it was, right in front of me. exquisite beauty in the waning daylight still water and brilliant yellow lilies And all I could think of were the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:28 & 29 “Consider: the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil or spin, yet I tell you, even…

The view doesn’t change what is true

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. I love the view up here from the bedroom-turned-office. Well, office seeems too officious for how my days go now since I retired and Dad came to live with…

Rejoice

We just returned from two weeks in Florida, watching the early morning sunrises off the Atlantic Coast. March of 2008, we also spent time on the Gulf coast of Florida and experienced the evening sunset each day. Oh God, Nothing says “rejoice” like a glorious sunrise and peaceful sunset. And it all “happens” by Your…

If I can’t see them, did they exist?

I notice the deep footprints in wet sand And how fast they disappear A few waves . . . And all evidence is gone. And I wonder . . . Did they really exist if I can’t see them now? But I know they were there I have pictures taken on a beach on March…

Sunset/Moonrise

Psalm 104:19 He made the moon to mark the season, and the sun knows when to go down. This coordination of the moon and the sun… It captures me. And I am reminded. The God who tells the sun when to set and has the moon ready at just the right moment is the same…

Sometimes I feel like a Sparrow

  Not even a sparrow, worth only half a penny, can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.” “Only a sparrow” I observe as I turn in disinterest from the bird feeder outside my kitchen window “Only a sparrow . . .” Did I really say those words? What was I thinking? Jesus tells…