Uncategorized / 18.06.2010

When heart is dimAnd eyes are dullWhen nothing movesWithout, withinI will trust You When I can't seeCause You see meBe still my soulRest and waitHis presence sureAnd so my fate I will trust YouWhen I can't seeCause You see meGlory and strengthAll Yours, not mineI the belovedYours the designI will trust You When I can't seeCause You see me....

Uncategorized / 20.05.2010

I joined. It's a simple idea. Every Monday (or any other day) add to a list of God's graces until you reach 1000. And then start over.1. words2. sisters in Christ3. blogs4. a couple I saw embracing at the airport . . love5. kind words written in pretty cards6. Emily playing piano & singing. So beautiful and soul stirring7. Daniel's poetry. Like looking at life through a kaleidoscope8. cinnamon buns & coffee9. lilacs10. lavender11. basil 12. rosemary13. burgers on the grill14. a son who calls home (a lot :)15. Sam's smile (it's almost always there)16. friends - old, not so,...

Uncategorized / 20.05.2010

"In Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them." Psalm 139:16All my days. They were all written. Even before one of them came to be. You wrote my story. You know the end of every sentence, paragraph, chapter. The end of the story. What amazing peace lies beckoning in that knowledge. One all seeing, all knowing, all powerful knows, controls, and holds my life. And calls to me to live in the freedom that comes from acknowledging my smallness, Your greatness; my frailty, Your strength; my wandering...

Uncategorized / 19.05.2010

Frenetic buzzing in the name of duty, diligence, responsibility. Masked pride. Afraid to pause, to observe, to face the reality of an existence larger than my deluded attempts to control it. Life is wild, untamed, beautiful. Meant to be received not managed, to be ridden not reined, to be enjoyed not boxed. "Come unto me all you who are weary and heavy laden. Take my yoke upon you, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light. You will find rest for your souls." ~Jesus...

Uncategorized / 19.05.2010

Rhythm, a steady beat, sometimes fast, sometimes slow, at times even irregular. But always ordered. Maybe not to the casual onlooker. But to the one who listens, who looks beyond the elementary obvious, there it is. Unmistakable, undeniable, solid, strong, defining. Routine . . a tempting substitute. I hear its siren song, promising control, security, peace? Promising what it can't deliver. Like notes that need a score, routine must listen for, hear, and attend to rhythm.God, may Your rhythm motivate, regulate, invigorate my routine. May Your heartbeat, Your will, Your sovereign hand be my rhythm....

Uncategorized / 06.10.2009

I love to make plans. Like an artist with a fresh, new blank canvas, I sit before my daily calendar pages, the literal future just waiting for my omniscient pencil to paint my plans, hopes and desires for the days and weeks ahead. I once heard that personalities can be described by the phrase “ready, aim, fire.” For example, there are those people who are just full of energy. Their lives seem to be one steady stream of action . . “FIRE, FIRE, FIRE.” There are the types who tend to leap before they look. They can be...