Uncategorized / 29.07.2010

Might my frustration be an invitation to stop and choose "the good portion, which will not be taken away"? Could this anger reveal my fears and misplaced trust in man and the strength of flesh? Emotions . . not good or bad. False or true. But signs, scents. The signature of God on man made in His image. Revelations of my heart. Signposts of my soul. Listen. Pay attention. What is the Creator, Father, saying? Consider the lilies. The stars, turtles, butterflies, moon. Consider silly boy faces, a lover's full eyes. A child's heart needs. Consider full plates, laughter, daughter's song. Life with those loved best. "For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery."...

Uncategorized / 12.07.2010

30. contrite hearts31. the prodigal's father32. grace bigger than me33. hands that hold the world and mine34. angry words unspoken and heart that looks up35. smiles smiled36. beloved children home safe from summer adventures37. adventures to come38. friends to share them with39. perspective - a true understanding of the relative importance of things...

Uncategorized / 09.07.2010

"O Triune God, who commandeth the universe, thou hast commanded me to ask for those things that concern thy kingdom and my soul." ~The Trinity from Valley of VisionI've heard all my life that God is not a genie to grant my three wishes or Santa Claus waiting for my list. Having grown up in the days of "health, wealth, and prosperity" messages, I've lived well aware of these falsehoods and abuses of the message of the Gospel. But, in my passion not to exploit God's goodness and generosity, have I stopped asking?The invitation, really command, to ask comes in...

Uncategorized / 08.07.2010

This beautiful tender ache. My soul hurts and flourishes in the being of this place and all its mortals. My friends, my sisters, mothers, brothers, fathers, and all of these. The sin-sick abides with the God image. One moment brilliant with reflection. The next blackened by the deceiver. War all around, but so many blind and ignorant. I will laugh. I will cry. I will war.I will love....

Uncategorized / 02.07.2010

I love you, O Lord, my strengthmy God . . in whom I take refuge.I call upon the Lord,who is worthy to be praised,and I am saved from my enemies.In my distress I called up on the Lord;to my God I cried for HELP!!!!From His temple He heard my voice,and my cry to Him reached His ear.(and now comes the show!)Then the earth reeled,mountains trembled,smoke poured from His nostrils,fire from His mouth.He came on the wings of the wind,covered in darkness,preceded by hail and fire.He thundered in the heavens as He spoke.He sent arrows and lightning.He revealed the depths of...