The Lord Comforts His People

Across this valley, on an old logging road, my brother lost his life, his body giving into the effects of deadly hypothermian before he was found. This scripture speaks of the comfort God’s presence brings to the deep grief that comes from deep loss and the compassion he has toward us. At his memorial service…

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…

Redemption & Resurrection

I Peter 1:18-19  It was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the preciuos blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.  All week long I have had this scripture in my concious…

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…

Ps 42:8 A Prayer to the God of my life

Psalm 42 has long been a favorite of mine. Over the years, this is where I go when “my soul is cast down”. A couple weeks ago I paraphrased Psalm 42:1 in my own words. (CLICK HERE.) As I continued spending time in this short Psalm, I was taken with verse 8. And well, I…

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…

Psalm 42:1 in my own words

Psalm 42:1 As the deer longs for the water, so my soul longs for you, O God. As I meditate on this scripture, I begin to think of the things I long for, the things that make my heart ache if I go too long without them. I start to make a list. As a…