My Lord is here beside me still; I hear him in the morning trill of songbird love and cadenced calls, the hummingbird clicks musical, sounds my heart fills.   I love the morning hours when I hear the cardinal, the wren, and know God’s looking in my eyes, “Good morning, you’re my treasured prize.” I […]

Several years ago, in a Bible Interpretation class, my instructor asked us to close our eyes and imagine what it might be like if Jesus walked in the door at that very moment. He gave us two minutes to fully immerse ourselves in the experience. Then we shared our thoughts and emotions. Many of us […]

Tapping on the glass of our moral compass, those of us who care check to see if the dial still works and see our reflection inside the lid.   When we see someone sneer at the bounds of decency, do we place our compass, registering askew, back into our pocket in silence ignoring the crossed […]

Originally posted on B is for Blessed!:
Freedom for black and white or red and blue No increase for me at the expense of you That faith not fear would rule this land That justice could rule with an even hand Would those who fought for the red, white and blue Be honored and cherished…

While chaos looms and swirls above and all seems hopeless now, the Lord has your heart in His hands and to you makes these vows:   As He gives power to the weak, He strengthens those who trust. The hopeful soar on eagles’ wings And walk with Humblest.1   “I give you plans for peace,” […]

This post went “live” on Steve Austin’s blog today.  Here are the first couple of paragraphs as a teaser. Read the rest on his blog…(link below) “It isn’t necessary that we stay in church in order to remain in God’s presence. We can make our hearts personal chapels where we can enter anytime to talk to […]

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Mahatma Gandhi   When atheists blame Christians for the world’s problems, (a lot like Trump blaming Muslims or Hitler blaming Jews) it leads to division and fear. Finger pointing never leads to resolution, solution or unity. We really […]

You are the vivid white petal of a cherry blossom, the brilliant yellow of a hibiscus, the deepest pink of a fuchsia bud, the complex crimson of an open rose.   You are the fine, virgin down of a cygnet, The fine dust of a clouded sulphur, the shocking, blush of feathers of a flamingo, […]

  Dear Father, Thank You simply for being here when I need You and holding me with Your strong and comforting arms, even when I don’t seem to realize You are there. Thank You for sending Jesus to shower me with Your scandalous compassion, Your lavish grace and Your unconditional love. Thank You for breaking […]

It is a mistaken belief that God requires our loyalty. Believing this makes our God a small and punitive God; He is the opposite. The truth about our God is that both His Love and His Loyalty are One Way. Because of our Father’s character, He loves us. Because of Jesus’ character, He bestows Compassion, […]